How Canned Foods Are Poisoning Us
Are Canned Foods Poisoning Us?
Nathan Batalion, Global Health Activist, Healingtalks Editor
(Healingtalks) Canned foods were originally invented by Nicolas Appert, an obcure candy-maker and to help members of Napoleon’s army survive difficult fighting conditions with little or no fresh food. However, if we now decide to eat canned foods on a regular or long-term daily basis, and rather than in an emergency, what are the health implications?
First we no longer are eating fresh whole foods with optimal vitality. Secondly canned foods tend to be highly processed and may contain toxic additives.
Testing of Canned Foods
The Breast Cancer Fund recently tested 12 popular brands of canned soup and pasta products and found bisphenol A, or BPA, in all of them.
BPA is a hormone-mimicking toxin recently found to impact our DNA and to kill off female ovarian cells in ways that cause Down Syndrome and fertility problems for generations.
While BPA shouldn’t be in any of us, children are most susceptible and the soups and pastas tested were marketed toward children.
In the testing, 34 to 148 parts per billion of BPA were found in the soups and 10 to 34 ppb in the pastas.
A few months ago, the FDA also found BPA in 71 of 78 canned goods they tested. The FDA also tested different types of foods, including canned tuna and vegetables, and in these foods they found much higher levels of BPA – ranging from 300 ppb to more than 700 parts per billion. Some research shows that BPA is eliminated quickly from the body, but the problem with this research is that it looks at it from a one-time dose situation, as opposed to a more true to life repeated exposure situation. And with continual exposure, it tends to accumulate.
Canned foods are also not the only foods contaminated with BPA; it’s also in plastic wrapped food products. And according to Environmental Working Group research, it’s in the blood of 9 out of 10 infants at birth.
Cheryl Rosenfeld and her colleagues from the University of Missouri, Columbia looked at BPA exposure from a different angle and tested mice with a more true to life scenario. They fed these mice food laced with a little BPA each day and found that with chronic dietary exposure, the animals exhibited “the potential to bio-accumulate BPA over time.” Then Rosenfeld tells us that there’s no reason to expect the human body would respond any differently.
The researchers also found that BPA absorbs in the body in a greater degree when it is consumed with food, rather than taken as a one-time dose without food. “What we found,” Rosenfeld said, “is that when animals are exposed through the diet, they actually show increased absorption of BPA” as opposed to when they get a single larger dose.
More Resource Information
To see a video on this subject, visit http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/health/study-finds-dangerous-chemical-in-kids-canned-goods
Inspired by an article written by Kim Evans for Naturalnews. Kim Evans is a natural health writer and author of Cleaning Up! The Ultimate Body Cleanse.
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