There’s lots to know about foods that contain fluoride.
However, no matter what side of the fluoride debate you’re on, you’ve come to the right article.
Whether you want to reduce your fluoride intake to lower the risk of damage to your brain, bones, and pineal gland. Or you want to increase your fluoride intake… Well then… in that case, my condolences.
Foods That Contain Fluoride
In just seconds you’ll learn the foods highest and lowest in fluoride, be able to search the fluoride content of 503+ foods and at the end, go through 5 tips that will help you eat a diet low in fluoride.
With the 5th tip being the most important.
Disclaimer: this might come as a surprise, especially since I’m the “fluoride guy”. But you don’t have to religiously avoid fluoride in food. It’s okay to consume low amounts of fluoride like 0.1 or 0.2 ppm. As some of the healthiest foods will contain some levels of fluoride. Point is, you don’t always have to aim for 0.0 ppm (I’ll explain this more at the end of the article).
Foods HIGHEST In Fluoride
When it comes to foods with fluoride, levels generally depend on the fluoride content of the:
- Soil it’s grown in
- Water it lives in
- Water it’s made from
- Pesticides used for farming
- Cookware used for cooking
You don’t have control over a few of these factors but with the ones you do, you can keep some foods on this list fluoride-free.
For example, if fluoride-free water is used for making oatmeal or broth, both would have low levels of fluoride. In fact, the bone broth I make at home from filtered water and grass-fed bones regularly contains 0.0 ppm of fluoride.
However, in most cases people use tap water for cooking and the high levels of fluoride found within tap water gets absorbed into their food.
Top 10 Foods High In Fluoride
|1. Raisins||2.34 ppm|
|2. Blue Crab||2.10 ppm|
|3. Shrimp||2.01 ppm|
|4. Fries||1.15 ppm|
|5. Potato Chips||1.06 ppm|
|6. Gravy||1.06 ppm|
|7. Popsicles||0.77 ppm|
|8. Oatmeal||0.72 ppm|
|9. Broth||0.70 ppm|
|10. Raisin Bran||0.65 ppm|
Foods LOWEST In Fluoride
I’ll keep my tips to the end but it’s clear that nature got it right.
Most naturally occurring foods have extremely low levels of fluoride.
Top 10 Foods Low In Fluoride
|1. Nuts||0.00 ppm|
|2. Kiwi||0.00 ppm|
|3. Sourdough||0.00 ppm|
|4. Eggs||0.01 ppm|
|5. Watermelon||0.01 ppm|
|6. Peppers||0.01 ppm|
|7. Bacon||0.04 ppm|
|8. Honey||0.07 ppm|
|9. Yogurt||0.12 ppm|
|10. Chicken||0.15 ppm|
3 Tips On Using The Fluoride Food Table
Before you enjoy the table and search your favorite foods, here are a few tips to help you use it:
1) Search the exact food you are looking for with the search bar…
2) Click “Fluoride (ppm)” to sort from highest to lowest or lowest to highest…
3) Try sorting by category…
503+ Foods That Contain Fluoride (Searchable Table)
At this moment I don’t have the machines to test food myself.
So we’ll have to rely on information from the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture).1,2
But to help me get to that point, you can share this article with friends and family by using the blue sharing buttons found at the start or end of the article (Twitter, Facebook, Email, Pinterest).
5 Tips To Easily Eat A Low-Fluoride Diet
1. Eat Whole Foods (Non-Processed)
A general rule of thumb is that the more processed a food is, the more fluoride it contains.
By eating whole foods, or as I like to call them “one-ingredient” foods – you’ll dramatically reduce your fluoride intake by avoiding foods high in fluoride. Examples of whole foods include, fruits, eggs, nuts, meat, and some vegetables.
In other words, Mother Nature knows best.
2. Cook With Fluoride-Free Water
Cooking with fluoride-free water is the easiest thing you can do to significantly reduce your fluoride intake. Since when you’re cooking, the fluoride found in tap water will absorb into your food.
Now the best way to solve this is by using a water filter.
So I suggest you take the time to look at my guide on fluoride water filters (link to guide where after testing 33+ filters, I’ve narrowed it down to the best 3 options and help you choose the right one).
But you have to watch out for brands the lie about their filters being able to remove fluoride. So to help you out with that, I’ve put together all 33+ tests results into a document and can send it to your email. This way you can avoid getting tricked by checking the filter you currently have or one you have in mind.
And all you have to do is enter you email below and I’ll send it to your right away.
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Now the most popular choice is Clearly Filtered (link to the website) but some other good options would be reverse osmosis filters or distillers.
It also should go without saying that you should stick to healthy liquids (water, coconut water, 100% real juice, herbal tea, milk) instead of store bought drinks like pop, alternative milks, and energy drinks. Unless you know how much fluoride it contains. Since many brands use unfiltered tap water for their products.
3. Don’t Be Too Strict
I’m not trying to encourage you to not take the foods you eat seriously. The point here is as mentioned earlier on in this article, you don’t have to religiously avoid fluoride in food.
What I mean is that you shouldn’t chase a “fluoride-free” diet but instead a diet low in fluoride and packed with vitamins and minerals. As it’s likely you’ll come across some fluoride when eating some healthy foods and that’s okay.
For example, cheerios’ contain 0.00 ppm of fluoride while eggs (0.05 ppm), ground beef (0.22 ppm), and lobster (0.11 ppm) all have greater fluoride levels but are obviously a healthier choice than the cereal brand called cheerios.
4. If You Can, Go Organic & Grass-Fed
By going organic you’ll pass on the fluoride-based sprays that are allowed to be used during farming for non-organic foods. The main spray used is called “sulfuryl fluoride” and is commonly found on foods like grains, dried fruits, nuts, coffee and cocoa beans.
On top of that, buying animals products that are grass-fed could also lower your total fluoride exposure. As when I tested bone broth made from conventional grain fed cow bones, it contained 0.2 ppm of fluoride. While broth made from grass-fed bones contained 0.0 ppm.
It’s also possible meat could contain less fluoride than what is found in the USDA database. As it’s likely grass-fed farmers use better water and obviously better fed, than what conventional farmers provide their cows.
Now I do understand this step may be expensive to do, so you should focus on the other steps first.
5. Eliminate The Easy Sources Of Fluoride
Removing the easy sources of fluoride will eliminate most of your fluoride exposure. And give you more room for error when it comes to what you eat.
This process is fully outlined in the fluoride detox guide.
For example, by buying a filter that removes fluoride and buying fluoride-free coffee, tea and toothpaste, you’ll put yourself in a position where you can worry less about about fluoride.
Anyways, there you have it, the truth about fluoride in regards to food.