I Really Like Bread, How To Stop Iron Absorption?

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  1. ecstatichamster

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    I doubt bread has much bromine in it today. I do think it has Iron for sure and that this is in a very harmful form.
     
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    From the TJ website, Organic French Rolls: ORGANIC UNBLEACHED ENRICHED FLOUR (ORGANIC WHEAT FLOUR, NIACIN, REDUCED IRON, THIAMINE MONONITRATE, RIBOFLAVIN, FOLIC ACID), WATER, SEA SALT, YEAST, ORGANIC MALTED BARLEY FLOUR.

    So organic does not mean it is not fortified. Avoid this bread. Try a place like Whole Foods or online like Amazon. And check the label.
    Edit- Like this one, which has: organic whole kernel rye, water, org whole rye flour, sea salt, yeast.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CO9LQVW/ref=ask_ql_qh_dp_hza
     
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    Thanks man appreciate it

    I'm gonna try to find one that is freshly baked. Nothing beats freshly baked bread imo
     
  5. A. squamosa

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    coffee prevents iron absorption, lowering your vit c consumption when consuming iron, go onto the f!ck portion control blog for a good bread recipe
     
  6. tankasnowgod

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    True, organic does not necessarily mean no iron, but many organic breads are free of iron. I have seen iron free breads at Trader Joes, but you do have to look at the ingredients to confirm. I've seen lots of other iron free bread products there, especially pasta and imported cakes/tarts/pastries. Whole Foods would be no different (although certainly more expensive). I've also seen iron free pasta at Costco too, so really, you just have to check the label every time.

    For example, here's a bread product on their website with no added iron- Chocolate Chip Pain Au Lait
     
  7. ecstatichamster

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    I buy bread and never with reduced iron. Trader Joes or Publix. I always find it. For our family. I would never allow reduced iron into the house. Some organic sourdough qualify. Not all.
     
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    I don't think mountain dew has an actual warning though? You have to look at the ingredients yourself.

    BTW I attribute bromenated vegetable oil as possibly close to the #1 reason my health was ruined as a kid. I drank mountain dew a LOT. I believe a liter of mountain dew has 4mg of bromenated vegetable oil. ALot of people here think 1mg is OD'ing on iodine, well then how about 4mg of a goitrogenic substance? Enough said lol
     
  9. Hugh Johnson

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    Iron is not really the issue. Blood donation once a year fixes that. The problem is that it is iron filings. You need to start making your own bread with flour that has no added iron and actual yeast. Nathan Hatch had a recipe for good bread.
     
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    I don't know if it has a warning, but bromenated vegetable oil isn't potassium bromate. The point is, it was clearly listed on the label. Your original contention about Potassium Bromate is that it is used in most bread products, and then those manufacturers wouldn't list it on the label. But there is no real justification for this. Yes, likely is still used in some (and I'm very confident they would list it on the label), but use of Potassium Bromate has fallen off dramatically, and if you actively avoiding the iron fillings in bread, the sources in the US (some organic brands and imports from EU countries) aren't going to be made with Potassium Bromate anyway.
     
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    In the northwest, US, Red Mill organic flour is not enriched. If you use a 24 hr, no-knead recipe its pretty easy to bake bread. unfortunate side effect eating to much.
     
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    buy organic or whole wheat or whole grain they do not enrich these with iron.

    also make your own bread with organic flour which has no iron added.
     
  13. lvysaur

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    Can someone explain to me why the iron in bread is supposedly so bad?
     
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    @lvysaur

    Ray Peat's research on this subject: Iron's Dangers

    TLDR: Primarily, Iron in food is cheap and therefore not really good for us. Iron is also toxic in excess (disease, cell aging).
     
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    I've read that iron found naturally in food is different than the reduced iron that is added to bread

    The iron added to bread act almost like little shards of metal and can irritate your digestive system

    It's speculated that a lot of people who think they are gluten intolerant are really just extra sensitive to the added iron
     
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    @Gone Peating
    Coming from a bit of an opposite approach of dealing with the iron if you can't avoid it, do you know about lactoferrin?
     
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