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Doctor insights on: Allergic To Artificial Flavoring

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Could artificial flavoring cause cancer?

Could artificial flavoring cause cancer?

No: I don't believe it. Government regulators tend to be zealots and each chemical added to food is checked for its ability to mutate dna. A few old food colors that did this are gone. Mother nature itself is full of cancer-causing chemicals in quantities well above what we'd accept from additives. Stop worrying, eat what you like (i prefer natural stuff) and keep up the customary watch for cancer. ...Read more

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What will happen if I eat artificial flavor drink powder alone without any water? Is it unhealthy or is it like eating candy?

What will happen if I eat artificial flavor drink powder alone without any water? Is it unhealthy or is it like eating candy?

Probably nothing.: Depends upon the specific contents. Some of these may contain agents that could give you a little diarrhea if you were to eat the whole package. But in general they should be safe. ...Read more

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My brother takes protein shakes its called whey (in strawberry flavor) hes not allergic to strawberry , is it safe could it cause him allergy?

My brother takes protein shakes its called whey (in strawberry flavor) hes not allergic to strawberry , is it safe could it cause him allergy?

Whey protein: Whey is a good source of protein and is usually a cow milk product. It is safe except for those allergic to cow milk. Strawberry flavor can be almost anything and may or maynot actually have strawberry in it. Best to avoid flavorings and chemicals in processed foods. ...Read more

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23wks pregnant. Screening for gestational diabetes soon. Looking for ALT to orange drink as ingredients include artificial flavor, color & preservativ?

23wks pregnant. Screening for gestational diabetes soon. Looking for ALT to orange drink as ingredients include artificial flavor, color & preservativ?

No harm: The amount of artificial ingredients in one drink is not going to affect your or your baby's health. Getting tested for gestational diabetes is more important. ...Read more

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What can I be allergic to? Wheat flour, Malitol, Almonds, Canola Oil, Almond flavor, backing soda, baking powder. Itchy, swollen throat. Breathing Ok.

What can I be allergic to? Wheat flour, Malitol, Almonds, Canola Oil, Almond flavor, backing soda, baking powder. Itchy, swollen throat. Breathing Ok.

See allergist: Several items you have listed are not considered allergens although almond would be a likely suspect. Consult an allergist to find out. ...Read more

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Hello. Is vanilla flavoring the same as vanilla butternut flavoring? It has vanilla flavoring listed on the ingredients label. Thanks

Hello. Is vanilla flavoring the same as vanilla butternut flavoring? It has vanilla flavoring listed on the ingredients label. Thanks

This sounds like a: question for the Food Network site, not HealthTap! Certainly vanilla flavoring questions are beyond my medical expertise. Good luck! PS: I understand there may be some are much more likely to get the correct answer from another source:) ...Read more