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Canning and Preserving Your Own Food

In past years, canning and preserving food was a way of life and necessary to survival. In today's modern society it is easier to go to your local grocery store and purchase canned goods and preserved foods. Americans in particular spend large amounts of money on ready-to-eat foods that can be prepared quickly and easily.

Very often, the need for two incomes within a family leaves little time for cooking at the end of a busy day. Purchasing food can be one of the major expenses in any family, especially if you have several children.Canning and preserving your own food is a great way to save money and ensure that your family consumes only healthy, preservative-free foods that contain no harmful additives or pesticides. While it does take some time to can and preserve foods, the benefits far outweigh the time and effort required.

Foods that are preserved at home are by far the healthiest you can provide your family. You can save hundreds of dollars over the course of a year by canning and preserving your own food. The process of canning food is not difficult and you can be an expert in very little time.

You will be assured that the food your family consumes is healthy and fresh, and contains no harmful ingredients. You can control the amount of sodium in foods you prepare and preserve at home, which is a big concern for lots of families.There are numerous benefits to canning and preserving your own food.

You can involve the entire family in the process. Your children will love to open and eat foods they have helped can themselves. By growing your own food in a garden, you can have a good supply of canned food that will last through the winter months. The money you save will be an added benefit to the health advantages you receive by canning and preserving your own food.

.Tiffany Washko is president of Jelly Bean Diapers - a cloth diaper manufacturing company, The Diaper Jungle, http://www.

diaperjungle.com and Nature Moms, http://www.naturemoms.com.After working several years in corporate healthcare marketing and public relations, she took time away to be a mother.

This new pursuit lead her to a new passion, helping new moms make the decision to return to the basics and use cloth diapers and adopt a more natural lifestyle.

By: Tiffany Washko

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