Maybe by now you’ve heard that it lurks in store receipts, hand sanitizer and most soft plastics.
Bisphenol-A (BPA), linked to cancer, birth defects, miscarriages and obesity, also lines the cans holding many of our food products. Organic Grace has investigated the few manufacturers that do not use BPA in their cans.
A few months ago, Bag It posted some recipes for homemade skin-care products and make-it-yourself recipes for things like hummus, using dried chickpeas to avoid toxicity from can liners.
Again, you can prepare many food items quickly that you are accustomed to purchasing in cans. Beans are an excellent food to prepare, in terms of price, nutritional value and ease.
Try the Paupered Chef’s 90-minute, no-soak beans. And another of our favorite healthy food blogs – 100 Recipes, has a wonderful Simple Farro & Bean Stew.
You can prepare beans any number of ways, and then freeze in re-usable packaging, which is just as good as keeping cans in your cupboard. What are other ways you can reduce your packaging and exposure to BPA?