- Nov 23, 2017 -
Let’s face it: canned foods get a pretty bad rap health-wise. While buying fresh produce and meat/fish is the socially acceptable norm, there comes a time in all of our lives when we just don’t have time to make our twice weekly run to the grocery store. Enter canned foods. The convenience that these goodies offer are second to none, sitting patiently in your pantry to help you out of your next meal bind. Their handiness aside, the reality is that canned foods can be just as nutritious as the fresh foods we’re constantly encouraged to purchase if you know which ones to opt for. Given how tightly packed they are, the vitamins and minerals they contain are often even more dense than their original formatted counterparts.
Another main benefit of canned foods is their shelf life. While most of us aren’t preparing for the apocalypse, it’s reassuring to know that there can be months-old food left over in our homes if we forget to go shopping. Often, we’ll head to our local supermarket and buy much more fresh food than we can keep up with consuming before it goes bad. A couple of days later, you come home in hopes of preparing a satisfying salad only to notice that your alfalfa sprouts are furry and your eggplant is growing mold – and not the kind that tastes good on blue cheese. We’ve hunted high and low and come up with 15 of the most nutrient-dense canned foods you can opt for in hopes of keeping your shelves stocked for the next time there’s nothing left in the fridge. You might even love some of them so much that you reach for them first instead of their fresh counterparts.
According to the news, University of California researcher said that compared with fresh fruits and vegetables, the correct consumption of canned food can help the body to consume more beneficial substances.
Experts on the market to buy canned food ingredients to study and found that some canned foods contain beneficial trace elements than fresh fruits and vegetables in more content. Researchers say most of the fresh fruits and vegetables are only able to provide vitamins and minerals to the body just when they are picked, but usually these fruits and vegetables are not preserved in all their healthful nutrients.
Experts explained that the biggest problem with preserving fruits and vegetables is that they are usually oxidized, and the oxidative process destroys the beneficial substances, and unfavorable temperatures can make the process more serious, such as fruits rich in vitamin C If in a warm environment will soon lose its beneficial ingredients. In this regard, although canned food does not contain the important elements of fresh fruits and vegetables, but its nutrients will not be lost due to oxidation.
Experts emphasize that although canned food is heat-treated, it does not affect the beneficial ingredients such as vitamins K, E, A and D.