Sulfites: What processed or packaged foods are good for sulfite sensitivity

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freetorun
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   Posted 2/23/2017 1:34 AM (GMT -6)   
So I have read a lot about sulfites and am sensitive to them. I think I used to get tachycardia when I was healing from my multiple surgeries. But now all I really notice is gastrointestinal issues a few hours later and, like others, it is hard to tell since there is the accumulating effect and you sometimes don't know for sure if particular foods really cause problems by themselves. But at least people can look up these specific products to see if they work for them. It's somewhere to start. I'm tired of chicken potatoes and rice; it's depressing. I also cannot have seeds or large undigestable grains it seems, so I have to find ways to eat! I was hoping to get other peoples experiences with finding specific packaged foods (or anything!) that are sulfite free. For example, I found

-Imagine brand chicken bone broth does not contain sulfur vegetables or added sulfites
-Envirokids amazon flakes cereal (with the blue macaw). I think their gorilla cereal may be okay too. Haven't tried.
-Hemp milk (I think I react to almond milk for some reason and rice milk has canola oil) and it contains extra vitamins that have helped me react less to sulfites
-Jason power smile peppermint toothpaste (improved my tooth pain/sensitivity too)
-B-12 supplement from superior source
-Homeopathic allergy relief from A. Vogel (with picture of yellow flower)
-Molybdenum "taste n' score" supplement purchased on amazon
-Cold press avocado oil and organic cold pressed coconut oil (any brand I presume)
-Bobs redmill rice and oat flours (I think some brands sulfite or bleach their grains before being milled so I avoid others and bulk products)
-Mission organic tortilla chips (does not use canola oil)
-I saw someone in a post here mention Crosby's brand molasses (some of them) are not Sulfited.

I recently purchased brown rice syrup off amazon; not sure yet on that product. But I should have gotten the more expensive organic kind instead of the kind from Korea. I'm sure that would have raised my odds.
I mainly use sprouted whole grain wheat when I do use wheat. I just purchased a mill to grind my own grains, hoping to keep down the unknown additives factor if you know what I mean...

Thanks in advance. Maybe we can help give each other hope that there are good products out there that will help us heal.

Anna Becker
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   Posted 2/23/2017 2:47 PM (GMT -6)   
It's not just sulfites, but most processed foods have all kinds of different bad stuff in them. While you may be tired of chicken, potatoes, or whatever, you will be much better off making as much as you can from scratch. I'm impressed with the mill!! I try to eat organic whenever possible and prepare everything I can. Also restaurants are dangerous since they usually use cheap and non-healthy ingredients. I haven't tried any of the things you listed. I make my own almond milk and it's yummy. Ezekiel has some organic sprouted grain breads, muffins, and cereal. But watch out as they do use some soy. Read the labels! Extra virgin or virgin cold pressed oils are good. Trader Joes has good coconut and olive oils - again read the labels because they are not all good. I use some of Bob's products. Try To Your Health flours - google it. They are expensive, but well worth it. They have a variety of flours, and most are organic. I make my own tortilla chips from Ezekiel sprouted grain tortillas. They are pretty good and easy to make. As a sweetener try raw local honey - but watch out. It's still sugar.

Alcie
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   Posted 2/26/2017 8:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Just avoid all processed foods if you can. You can't trust them.

Anything with lemon or lime juice, like tortillas and jam, may contain significant amounts of sulfite, and they're not labeled as such. Lemon and lime juice in bottles is heavily sulfited. It's only clean if it's frozen or if you squeeze it fresh from the fruit itself. Sulfite only has to be labeled if the processor adds it directly, not if they bought the juice in bottles.

Avoid anything made from corn. Corn starch especially, is sulfited in the processing. Corn itself should be clean.

I have not heard of grains being sulfited, but nuts often are. I recently ran into a bad reaction from Costco cashews. I had eaten them for years, but they got some new ones that were lighter in color and I got a scary tachycardia. I reported it to the company, but I don't think they did anything. They just buy the stuff, don't do the processing.

freetorun
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   Posted 2/26/2017 11:38 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm going on a big trip soon. I have to fly from California to North Carolina then drive down to Florida. Luckily in Florida I have a vacation rental where I can make my own foods. But for two or three days I know I'll be up a creek as far as food goes. I've had some success with in and outs plain burger. In hindsight their fries are probably cooked in canola oil. But I know I will have to purchase fast food products or grocery store processed foods to some degree. I guess it will be Wendy's baked potatoes. Have to bring my own salt though! Most table salt contains dextrose. So sad. I can't even trust people's home cooked items even if they give me the ingredient list because most people buy salt with dextrose. ...on the upside I'm skinny... I always wanted to be skinny...

Alcie
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   Posted 2/26/2017 5:01 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't think there's enough dextrose in salt to amount to anything unless you have an extremely severe allergy, not just a sensitivity.

Have you checked yourself to find out your tolerance? I have. I tolerate 2000 mcg a day of sulfite.

There is a formula and directions to figuring out your tolerance in Rick Williams' free ebook www.learningtarget.com/nosulfites/

Don't get uptight about a little sulfite here and there. Calculate how much is in the food you eat every day. If you don't get a reaction you are under your limit. This isn't a peanut allergy!
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