20 Foods You Must Avoid in 2016


5. Store bought canned tomatoes

Tomatoes are delicious and good for you, and when they’re canned at home in glass jars, their sweet summery taste can last all year. The problem arises when tomatoes are canned in actual cans, like the pantry staple that you get at the grocery store. These cans are almost always lined with BPA, a chemical that is murder on your endocrine system and has been linked to certain types of cancer. Plus, the acid in the tomatoes pulls the BPA out of the lining more than other, less acidic foods. Some companies that are more health conscious have removed the BPA from their cans, so those are safe to eat, but the majority of store bought canned tomatoes should be avoided in favor of fresh tomatoes or tomatoes preserved in jars.