10 Ways to Reduce Chemical Load Through Food

Written by Cyndi O'Meara

Cyndi is about educating. Her greatest love is to teach, both in the public arena and within the large corporate food companies, to enable everyone to make better choices so they too can enjoy greater health throughout their lives. Considered one of the world's foremost experts in Nutrition, Cyndi brings over 40 years experience, research and knowledge.
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October 9, 2013

10 Ways to Reduce Chemical Load Through Food

1. Eat foods that have no additives, preservatives, flavourings or numbers.

2. Read the ingredients on your labels of everything – e.g. milk may have MPC or calcium carbonate.

3 Avoid eating boxed breakfast cereals (no exceptions).

4. Hydrogenated, interesterified and fractionated vegetable oils – know what they are and how to identify them – then stay away from them.

5. Eat foods in their least processed state (butter vs margarine) (raw vs hydrogenated and pasteurised), (breakfast cereals vs whole oats)

6. Use stainless steel, crockery and glass cookware.

7. Use glass and stainless steel storage containers.

8. Have an Edible Garden – fruit, vegetables and herbs 9. Buy organic or chemical free as much as possible.

10 Create a relationship with the farmers at your farmers markets, so you can trust them and know they are selling you chemical free meat, chicken, eggs and plant produce.

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1 Comment

  1. Haley Brandon

    Great tips, thank you! Whenever something at our house is finished or broken we aim to replace it with something better for our health or the environment. We’re not perfect but we’re always aiming to try new things & new ways of doing things. We also try to keep an open mind as we often come up against resistance from family & friends who want to stick to the old ways of doing things. Every day we are realising that organic & environmentally friendly may seem expensive but it’s so much cheaper in the long run!


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