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Is BPA in your food cans? A new report says yes!

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Tips for Avoiding BPA in Canned Food

Tips for Kicking the Can and Avoiding BPA

It may seem simple, but trying to avoid the BPA in canned foods can be a challenge.

That's why we put together some quick tips for choosing foods without this harmful chemical.

  • Avoid canned foods whenever possible (choose fresh and frozen instead). 
  • Use glass, ceramic and stainless steel food storage containers and water bottles. Glass jars are easy to clean and can be reused for serving, drinking, storing, freezing and heating foods. 
  • Use glass and ceramic in the microwave. Never microwave plastic – even “microwave-safe” plastic can leach chemicals into food when heated. 
  • Look for soups and sauces in glass or other safe packaging 
  • Skip the can, soak beans overnight and cook them the next day, or use a pressure cooker for dried beans, which will be ready in an hour or so.