Fluoride Free Cooking
Here is an easy guide to fluoride free cooking:
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- Always cook with fluoride free water. Fluoride concentrates when it's heated. This means all water that you boil, add to breads and pastries, add to recipes, coffee, baby formulas, etc.
- Don't breath in the steam as you're cooking food over the stove. The food you are cooking may have fluoride in it. Inhaling the fluoridated steam can be worse then eating it and you may have a stronger reaction since it goes right to your blood stream and nervous system (same thing can happen while showering).
- DO NOT use non-stick pans and cookware. This is fluoride. Do not use aluminum cookware either. Instead, use glass or a stainless steel skillet. I use stainless steel for everything with no issues at all. Search for stainless steel cookware or Search for glass cookware
- Do not use non-stick spatulas or wood. Search for stainless steel cooking utensils
- Cook with real butter instead of margarine
- Use block cheese w/no additives instead of shredded cheese bags or processed/melty cheese blocks. Grate the cheese yourself
- Avoid cooking with gelatin, animal stock and animal bones.
- Do not cook/eat pre-cooked foods such as beans, instant rice, etc.
- Avoid cooking things that need to simmer for long amounts of time (longer then 2 hrs or so; ie crock pot meals heated all day, soups)
- If your recipe calls for spices (even if it's just pepper), try to add them after your food has cooked. Spices may be loaded with fluoride that will concentrate when you heat them.
- If you are making something like a crab dip (from cooked crab meat), try not to bake it in the oven; serve it cold instead. Crab meat & tuna can be very high in fluoride.
- Substitute tomato sauce for fresh tomato whenever you can
- Wash everything - veggies (even if they are frozen in a bag), fruit, dried fruit, etc.
- Do not eat canned anything - vegetables, fruit, manwhich, prepared food, etc. Look for things frozen or in glass containers to avoid aluminum and aluminum fluoride.
- Do not eat frozen/microwave meals with precooked food such as noodles, lasagna, rice, corn, etc.
- Try different manufactures. If you have a reaction to one product, you may not have a reaction to the same thing manufactured somewhere else
- Try to avoid sauces and condiments made with water, soy, wine, grapes and/or raisins. Mustard can be high in fluoride.
- Avoid easy pre-packaged baking mixes (for cakes, biscuits, cookies, pancake mixes etc) with heavy food colorings and/or aluminum baking soda.
- Always eat lean meat and fish. Toxins can accumulate in the animal's fat. Same thing goes for milk - drink skim milk. Regular eggs are usually ok, but I have read that powdered eggs can be high in fluoride; you may want to contact the manufacturer.
- Watch out for organic food. Fluoride is still an approved pesticide for organic products. I have actually had some of my worst reactions to organic food - you really just have to use trial and error here.
- Cook on the grill when you can. This way your food does not sit in it's own fat and juices.
- Once you have established items that don't give you any fluoride symptoms, add new items one at a time. Otherwise, if you have a reaction you won't be able to pinpoint what caused it.
Fluoride Free Cooking Reviewed by Sarah on 4:50 PM Rating: