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When a food is listed as being neutral or beneficial, it's OK to use it in fresh, canned, or frozen form. This is true of fish, beans, fruits, vegetables, etc.
Just use common sense and read ingredients carefully before buying. Canned peaches in heavy syrup, made with corn syrup, is an "avoid" food if you're not supposed to eat corn. Tuna packed in soybean oil is an "avoid" food if you're not supposed to eat soy.
Even if you are allowed corn, canola, and/or soy, it's still wise to avoid those three foods unless they're organic, because most corn, soy, and canola in the USA is genetically modified (GMO.) Tuna packed in water or olive oil is a safer choice.
If this sounds like too much to do at once, it's OK to make small changes at a time. I used up the food already in my house, but took extra care the next time I went grocery shopping. Over the course of a few weeks, my whole kitchen got switched over. If you live in the USA, it may be wise to wait until after Thanksgiving to change your food shopping habits, since the stores are packed right now.
Ruth, Single Mother to 21 yo O- Leah , 19 yo O- Hannah,and 14 yo B+ Jack