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2008/05/20 12:42:20 (permalink)
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tinned food, is it that bad?

i liked tinned chicken in white sauce. a can has 500 cals plus 54g of protein.

Is there really any big harm in having meals where this is the protein source? say i have brown pasta (which i love) with a fresh salad to go along with it. i know its not 100% clean but is that really a bad meal?

what im getting down to is if the rest of the meal is good is there any real harm in getting some of my protein from tinned food like this?
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    carl19
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    RE: tinned food, is it that bad? 2008/05/20 12:55:39 (permalink)
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    no
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    RE: tinned food, is it that bad? 2008/05/20 13:44:05 (permalink)
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    Damn I have tinned fish, sweetcorn etc in one of my meals each day, I hope its not bad because its very convenient to carry about and eat with a plastic fork when I'm not at home.
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    RE: tinned food, is it that bad? 2008/05/20 13:45:53 (permalink)
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    Main issue with tinned food is the salt content which is usually very high.
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    RE: tinned food, is it that bad? 2008/05/20 13:59:57 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: DC77

    Main issue with tinned food is the salt content which is usually very high.


    i will investigate shortly and see
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    RE: tinned food, is it that bad? 2008/05/20 15:19:30 (permalink)
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    2.2 grams of salt per tin, thats not that bad it is, 2 a day would be 4.4 everything i eat other than that would be clean anyway
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    RE: tinned food, is it that bad? 2008/05/20 15:37:36 (permalink)
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    how much do these tins of chicken cost?
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    RE: tinned food, is it that bad? 2008/05/20 15:38:48 (permalink)
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    2.2 grams of salt per tin, thats not that bad it is, 2 a day would be 4.4 everything i eat other than that would be clean anyway


    2.2 grammes of salt per serving is generally considered high salt, but if its fits into your overall plan without elevating salt levels too much then go for it.

    Am I right in saying an adults maximum should be circa 6 grammes per day.
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    RE: tinned food, is it that bad? 2008/05/20 15:41:34 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: DC77

    2.2 grams of salt per tin, thats not that bad it is, 2 a day would be 4.4 everything i eat other than that would be clean anyway


    2.2 grammes of salt per serving is generally considered high salt, but if its fits into your overall plan without elevating salt levels too much then go for it.

    Am I right in saying an adults maximum should be circa 6 grammes per day.


    i think its somewhere between 5 and 6 grams or so, i dont think hitting that limit is that much of a problem i do a lot of cardio as i box as well so the salt will get sweated out a bit too.
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    RE: tinned food, is it that bad? 2008/05/20 16:01:26 (permalink)
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    i dont think hitting that limit is that much of a problem i do a lot of cardio as i box as well so the salt will get sweated out a bit too.


    I dont think it works like that with salt intake I dont thnk you can reduce your intake by sweating, its more about levels in your kidneys and its effect on blood pressure etc.
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    RE: tinned food, is it that bad? 2008/05/20 19:16:36 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: DC77

    i dont think hitting that limit is that much of a problem i do a lot of cardio as i box as well so the salt will get sweated out a bit too.


    I dont think it works like that with salt intake I dont thnk you can reduce your intake by sweating, its more about levels in your kidneys and its effect on blood pressure etc.


    but surely if you sweat out salt then you are simply replacing some with your diet?
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    RE: tinned food, is it that bad? 2008/05/20 20:45:36 (permalink)
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    I was wondering how bad tinned food really was earlier.

    I normally cook my chicken breast from frozen but the last few days I have been quite rushed so i've used a whole tin of Tesco cured chicken breast 200g.

    The only thing that worried me was the salt content which was 5.2 g for the whole tin.

    Not to bothered though as rest of my diet is pretty sound at the moment.

    Is it ok as long as its not a daily thing?

    What is the recommended daily allowance of salt intake?

    post edited by R5460 - 2008/05/20 20:47:02
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    RE: tinned food, is it that bad? 2008/05/20 21:51:43 (permalink)
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    found some healthy choices tinned chicken in sauce on tesco.
    works out cheaper in terms of pence per protein than the frozen breasts!

    is the protein from these tins of chicken the same?

    if so, its madness paying for the frozen breasts, asuming you like the white sauce
    post edited by tristram - 2008/05/20 21:52:22
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    RE: tinned food, is it that bad? 2008/05/20 22:27:39 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: tristram

    found some healthy choices tinned chicken in sauce on tesco.
    works out cheaper in terms of pence per protein than the frozen breasts!

    is the protein from these tins of chicken the same?

    if so, its madness paying for the frozen breasts, asuming you like the white sauce


    yeah thats basically what i was thinking, the white sauce is far nicer than what i can make or be bothered to make, i really dont enjoy any meat much, but this kind of thing i can eat easily. i cant grow to like meat, i have never liked it much, i love brown pasta, veg and fruits etc.
    So for me this is a good compromise because the fact of the matter is that i dont finish the meat i cook myself, out of a tin a i do.
    but there we go, not ideali know but maybe not terrible either.
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    RE: tinned food, is it that bad? 2008/05/21 14:36:07 (permalink)
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    just opened my first tin. tastes like cheesy mushroom chicken so not bad on the taste front. not sure how theyve worked it out at 60g protein though. the tin is only 400g and only 45% of that is chicken breast, so less than 200g chicken but 60g protein?

    i dont think the other ingredients have got that much protein in them.
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    RE: tinned food, is it that bad? 2008/05/21 15:01:43 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: tristram
    the tin is only 400g and only 45% of that is chicken breast, so less than 200g chicken but 60g protein?


    30g protein per 100g - not unrealistic for chicken?
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    RE: tinned food, is it that bad? 2008/05/21 15:26:35 (permalink)
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    I might check this out. Buying chicken breasts and cooking them is costing me a fortune at the mo.
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    RE: tinned food, is it that bad? 2008/05/21 15:28:24 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: eddie182

    I might check this out. Buying chicken breasts and cooking them is costing me a fortune at the mo.


    the healthy living tins are 94p but you get 60g protein so its nearly like cheap tuna but nicer.
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    RE: tinned food, is it that bad? 2008/05/21 15:32:30 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: tristram


    ORIGINAL: eddie182

    I might check this out. Buying chicken breasts and cooking them is costing me a fortune at the mo.


    the healthy living tins are 94p but you get 60g protein so its nearly like cheap tuna but nicer.



    is that tescos mate?

    can you put the sodium calorie and fat contents up please would be nice to see
    post edited by boxer81 - 2008/05/21 15:33:09
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    RE: tinned food, is it that bad? 2008/05/21 15:34:59 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: boxer81

    ORIGINAL: tristram


    ORIGINAL: eddie182

    I might check this out. Buying chicken breasts and cooking them is costing me a fortune at the mo.


    the healthy living tins are 94p but you get 60g protein so its nearly like cheap tuna but nicer.



    is that tescos mate?

    can you put the sodium calorie and fat contents up please would be nice to see


    yeh tesco.

    Name Per Serving Per 100g
    Energy 740kJ (180kcal) 370kJ (90kcal)
    Protein 28.6g 14.3g
    Carbohydrate 2.5g 1.3g
    sugars 2.1g 1.1g
    Fat 5.7g 2.9g
    saturates 3.0g 1.5g
    mono unsaturates 1.7g 0.9g
    polyunsaturates 0.5g 0.3g
    Fibre 10.8g 5.4g
    Sodium 0.3g 0.2g
    Salt Equivalent 0.8g -
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