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A 47-year-old member asked:

Help please! is eating vegetables from cans as effective for muscle building as fresh food?

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Dr. Karen Johnston-Jones
Surgery - Hand Surgery 35 years experience
No: Canned vegetables and fruits contain chemical preservatives to allow them to be maintained as such in a can. These preservatives can leech beneficial nutrients out of the canned substance. You are also exposing your body to the potentially harmful effect of consuming the preservatives over time.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Not the point: Fresh vegetables are always more nutritious than canned ones. That said, you build muscle with strength training, not from vegetables.
Last updated Dec 4, 2015
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