Baking powder is one of those items I never put a second thought into, until my friend Beth at Life’s Daily Bread taught me otherwise. A few weeks ago, she came over and helped me learn how to use my new grain mill, and make fresh baked bread. In doing so, I was enlightened to a very important fact I had no knowledge on.
Did you know that some brands of baking powder use aluminum as a filler? Did you also know that there are many concerns linking Alzheimer’s and other diseases to aluminum? From what I have gathered, it is used only as a filler. So, it is not a necessary ingredient and it is harmful. I am not telling you to scare you, but to prove a point that we need to be more aware of what we are eating and feeding our families. Who knew?
Much to my surprise, there were plenty of brands on the shelf at my local store that carried baking powder that was aluminum free. I ended up picking up this one by Argo and it was around $1.29. Just look for the label to say “aluminum free”.
I am curious, did you know there was aluminum in your baking powder? It makes me wonder what other harmful fillers there are in my everyday ingredients. This is why it pays to educate yourself on what you put into your body.
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