Aluminum & Corn In Your Christmas Cookies?

If you are using commercial baking powder in your recipe, they might be! That’s crazy, right? Well, we are all conditioned to believe products like baking powder are clean, but baking powder falls under the CRAP list (Commercially Reproduced Artificial Products).
 
Before baking powder there was good old Cream of Tartar. Combined with Baking Soda,  Cream of Tartar will give you the rise you are looking for without the added aluminum and corn starch, which is usually added to the baking powder so it doesn’t clump….totally gross! Did you know that more people have an adverse reaction to corn than other grains? It’s high on the allergic reaction list, but isn’t ever spoken about. Why? High profits in the human and animal food industry.
 
Corn is one of the top 3 crops which are genetically modified, along with soy and canola. GMO’s are not regulated (a subject for another day). Act Natural Health & Wellness, LLC has a ZERO tolerance for genetically modified ingredients and products.
 
Where does the aluminum come from? Double acting baking powders, which react on the counter and in the oven, contain aluminum in the form of sodium aluminum sulfate or sodium aluminum phosphate. Slow acting baking powders have the same problem, unless the acid salt used is sodium acid pyrophosphate.
 
Fast acting, low temperature baking powders contain only monocalcium phosphate (cream of tartar), potassium bicarbonate or sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) and starch. They are typically the choice of health conscious bakers and consumers of  baked goods, trying to avoid aluminum (and corn) in all its forms.
 
What’s the solution? DYI Baking Powder! You can use this recipe to replace commercial baking powder in all of your recipes. We carry Cream of Tarter in individual bottles and in bulk.
 
Baking Powder Recipe
it only takes a minute!
 
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp cream of tartar
 
Mix the baking soda and cream of tartar in a small glass bowl. This makes 1 Tablespoon of homemade baking powder.
If your recipe includes yogurt, kefir, buttermilk, lemon juice or vinegar, there is no need to mix up baking powder. Just use baking soda alone, and the acidity already included in the recipe will activate it to provide the desired dough leavening effect.
 
Want your cookies gluten free too? Organic oat flour can be used to replace white flour in most recipes. In my house we make great chocolate chips, blonde brownies, gingerbread, and even the traditional Italian Cookie with lemon frosting. Watch out for corn starch in your powdered sugar too!
 
Now you can have healthy holiday cookies to eat and share with everyone on your list!
 
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, and Happy Whatever you celebrate…..just Celebrate!!

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