Why you should not drink liquid from canned food?

US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — Nutritionists advise adding a bit of everything to the food list, for example, fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables, legumes, eggs, meat, fish … However, you can safely not buy canned goods.

As nutritionist Fatima Japón notes, “They have a long shelf life of one to six years. Therefore, now, when it is difficult to leave home every day, canned food is a good option. However, it must be remembered that after opening the can, the shelf life is reduced. ” Why are they stored for so long? Canned foods are subjected to heat treatment and vacuum cooling, and they also contain various additives to increase the shelf life of the product.

Canned foods are useful and convenient to use, but they are different, so it is important to know how to choose them correctly. In a hurry due to lack of time for cooking, canned food is the product that helps us in everyday life. However, it is not recommended to eat them every day, and especially to drink liquid from them. Unlike liquid in yoghurts, which contain many useful substances, as in the product itself, it is better not to drink liquid from cans or canned goods.

“The liquid in cans and cans, based on an aqueous solution, is formed as a by-product of the production of the product. Good canned foods should only contain water, salt and some additives, so it’s important to read the label, ”advises Beatriz Cerdán García, a nutritionist.

In turn, Fatima Hapon advises not to drink such a liquid, since, as a rule, this is the juice that contains the most calories. “Despite the fact that most drink such a liquid, especially juice from canned fruits, this is not worth doing. This is the usual juice of this fruit, containing empty calories and free sugars in which there is no fiber. They are of no use to us. ” The nutritionist explains that this also applies to orange juice, it is better to eat the fruit itself.

Can this liquid be drunk or used during cooking?

As a nutritionist explains, the liquid itself is not considered harmful, it may even contain water-soluble nutrients, but it is best not to use it. “In some cases, you can add this liquid to dishes for taste, but in general it is better to simply pour it.

In addition, the products themselves are recommended to be washed out due to the salt content, since we already consume so much of it. And the vitamins and minerals that are lost when washing the products are not important, since we get them in sufficient quantities from other products,” explains the nutrition specialist.

Which canned foods should I choose?

Nutritionist Beatrice Cerdan Garcia emphasizes that it is advisable to choose canned food in olive oil, and not in sunflower. “Despite the fact that sunflower oil has a greater carcinogenic effect than olive, all preservatives and additives meet the guarantees of quality and food safety, so we should not worry. Of course, you need to pay attention to the ingredients that are in canned food, so you should not eat syrups, low-quality oil and flavor enhancers.”


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