Canned Tomatoes

General Info

High acidity – a prominent characteristic of tomatoes – causes BPA to leach into your food.

In the Middle Ages, wealthy people often ate from pewter plates. But foods with high acid content, like tomatoes, caused some of the lead to leach onto the food, causing lead poisoning and death. For the next 400 years or so, tomatoes were considered toxic.

Unhealthy Components

Potent estrogen mimickers such as bisphenol A (BPA) leached from the container.

Health Risks

  • Heightened risk of breast and prostate cancers
  • Diabetes
  • Neurological effects
  • Heart disease
  • Reproductive abnormalities

Alternatives

  • Fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Switching over to brands that use glass containers