When you open a can of tuna, vegetables or even fruits, empty the contents of the can into a strainer and rinse under running water for up to 5 minutes before adding them to a recipe. This cuts out lot of the salt and sugars added to canned foods. I love canned tuna and fruit cocktail but am on a restricted diet. This lets me enjoy the foods I love while worrying about the extra salt and sugar found in cans.
Source: my doctor
By Susan from WV
I do that with all of my canned products too; tuna, beans, etc. and I think it really helps too.
I also rinse my frozen vegetables before I use them. It seems to just cut down on that frozen taste.
Thanks for the hint!
Does it also wash away nutrients?
5 minutes is quite alot of precious water going down the drain. I put my veggies in a strainer and just run them under the water quickly and that is enough.
I always wash the outside of the can before opening them up as I don't know where these cans have been (a lot of stuff seems to come from overseas nowadays) germs might be on them - can openers pierce the metal and there some contaminants may get in the product
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