How does Cloud Bread cure tooth decay?
(Scroll down for the recipe)
Cloud Bread is a godsend for people seeking to find out how to avoid phytic acid in their diet. In Cure Tooth Decay, the foundational book about nutrition and teeth health, Ramiel Nagel recommends avoiding phytic acid. Phytic acid is an anti-nutrient found in grains, nuts, seeds and legumes that undermines the body’s ability to digest and utilize certain nutrients needed to remineralize teeth and regenerate gum tissues and bones
Most people, when trying to avoid phytic acid, find that bread is one of the most difficult foods to do without. Genuine long ferment sourdough has less phytic acid than bread made with yeast, but it still has some. Gluten-free bread still has plenty of phytic acid, because it is not related to gluten at all.
And so Cloud Bread is a gift for teeth healing because it is made with absolutely no grains, nuts, seeds or legumes. In fact, it’s ingredients actually support your teeth health. Cloud bread is high in protein from whole eggs and cream cheese. Cream cheese, even when pasteurized, delivers some valuable nutrients for your teeth including Vitamin A and trace minerals. It also contains the valuable pairing of calcium and phosphorus (which are particularly vulnerable to phytic acid).
Versatile Cloud Bread
Cloud Bread appeals to children and adults alike. It fills the bread-sized gap in your diet, but also can take the place of cake, cookies, crackers, pizza bases or pancakes. You can even use the batter to make waffles.
Cloud Bread is as soft and bland as Wonder Bread, yet it is filling, nutritious and sturdy enough to contain a burger or sandwich. You can butter it without breakage (and butter is great for teeth).
It takes only 3 ingredients, and the recipe is simple- but requires care. You need an electric beater (or really strong arms to whisk the egg whites stiff). And you have to be careful not to let a drop of yolk contaminate the egg whites. The cream of tartar helps the white to quickly achieve stiff peaks and hold their foamy volume. You need a light hand to fold the yolk mixture into the egg whites so you don’t lose any lightness.
You can sweeten the mixture before you bake it, or dress up plain Cloud Bread with fruit and cream. You can make a rich and savory snack with herbs and cheese stirred in, or sprinkled on top. Basically, the variations are only limited by your imagination!
Cloud Bread Recipe
3 Tablespoons cream cheese (room temp) or mayonnaise to make it dairy-free
1/4 Teaspoon Cream of Tartar
Make it savory with fresh herbs, garlic, turmeric or Parmesan cheese
Line a baking tray with baking paper’
Mix cream cheese with egg yolks until no cheese is visible. Add any flavorings.
Gently fold yolk mixture in to egg whites
Spoon on to tray to form 9 small buns or whatever shape you like e.g. big slab for a pizza base or wrap.
Bake for 20-30 minutes – the middle will spring back when it’s ready.
Cover and store in the refrigerator.Variation: Use the mixture as pancake batter.
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