The Simple Hack For Getting The Most Out Of Canned Foods

Canned food is a lifesaver when you're in a pinch or you just want to fulfil your nutritional requirements without any fuss. So, why the bad rap? As it turns out, canned food isn't really that bad for you! Healthline even considers it a good option when you're struggling, sharing that canned foods can still provide you with many (though not all) of the same essential nutrients as fresh.

While some nutrients may be impacted while canning food items, you can rest assured that they aren't affected on a massive scale, according to Healthline. Additionally, a huge benefit associated with canned food is that it is long-lasting and affordable. In fact, some Redditors vouch for certain canned items, such as tomatoes, beans, curry paste, corn, and more.

Now that you can enjoy your canned food with peace of mind, here's a useful tip to help you make the most out of your experience — and it only requires a few extra seconds with your can opener. 

It's a simple trick

According to Yahoo, one of the easiest ways to ensure that you're able to squeeze out all the contents from a can is by being a little resourceful and opening it from the top as well as the bottom. This trick is basically a godsend when you're working with something like canned tomato paste. You start out as usual by opening and removing the top of the can, then open up the bottom — this time leaving the cutout piece in place. The next step, the piece continues, is to "grab a spatula and, placing the top of the handle against the bottom lid, push the paste out of the can." Cool!

Looking for some more advice? A Quora user had interesting nuggets of information to offer too: "Canned food is better for you than no food, which is the point ... it's not seasonal, so you can always find something to your taste. It requires minimal preparation since anything inside is fully cooked."

So, while we still suggest you opt for fresh food items whenever you can, canned food isn't the worst offender either, especially with this little hack to ensure you get the most out of it.