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Healthy Kitchen Makeover Challenge Day 11: Look for can-free alternatives to the canned foods you use most

By Kerri-Ann Jennings, September 20, 2011 - 10:28am

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Healthy Kitchen Makeover Challenge Day 11: Look for can-free alternatives to the canned foods you use most

Check out can-free alternatives to the canned foods you use most on your next trip to the grocery store. The chemical BPA (bisphenol A), a so-called endorine disruptor, is used to make the resins lining some food cans and leaches into food or liquids, particularly acidic items such as tomatoes, or when containers are scratched or heated. For foods commonly purchased in cans, such as tuna, beans, broth and diced tomatoes, look for BPA-free packaging (BPA-free- labeled cans, cardboard boxes or glass). Or go fresh—cook a big batch of beans or broth and freeze it for quick meals later on.

Want to take the EatingWell 14-Day Healthy Kitchen Makeover Challenge? Visit our Healthy Kitchen Makeover Challenge landing page to find find daily tips and tools you need to detox your kitchen.

TAGS: Kerri-Ann Jennings, Eating green, Healthy Kitchen Makeover Challenge

Kerri-Ann Jennings
Kerri-Ann Jennings is a registered dietitian with a master's degree in nutrition from Columbia University.

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