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Why "BPA-Free" Alternatives Can Still Be Toxic

By Nicole Caldwell

You can’t turn around without hearing news that something in the food you eat every day is toxic for you. Fat. Sugar. Coffee. Wine. Chocolate. Tofu. The linings of cans holding our soups, tomato sauces, and canned vegetables.

And as often as we hear things are bad, the same food turns out to have beneficial qualities. First there was too much fat. Then low-fat food had too much sugar. Avocados aren’t good for you. Avocados are superfoods. Soy is bad. Soy is good.

If you want to cut through all the confusion, suffice to say you’re best off steering clear of processed foods altogether. When in doubt, choose whole grains and local produce. Buy ingredients, not packaged products. Do that and you don’t have to worry so much about fats, sugars or calories as long as you’re eating “clean.”