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Allergic To Artificial Flavoring
15w pregnant. Can a baby in utero be allergic to certain foods? I ate a KitKat w/ artificial strawberry flavor& >5mins later I was puking my guts out!
Stomach rejection: Your stomach, not the pregnancy, rejected the Kit Kat offering to the "candy gods". Balanced nutrition is essential to good fetal health and a ongoing diet of candy, soda and chips does not qualify for the definition of "balanced nutrition." Imagine for a moment that your fetus is on your "blood cafeteria line' and what foods are available is all that can be selected for growth and development. ...Read more
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
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
My brother takes protein shakes its called whey (in strawberry flavor) he's not allergic to strawberry, is it safe could it cause him allergy?
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
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
Is eating a banana the same thing as banana flavoring or banana concentrate? My medication says it reacts with banana flavoring and concentrate.
Below: Don't eat the banana.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Menthol: Mint and peppermint are flavors in the same family. Some flavors can be natural but many are chemically produced so you need to know what chemicals are being used in the process which is not easy. Manufacturers often use words to distract from the real ingredient. E.g., sweetener for high fructose corn syrup. It's best to avoid artificial flavors whenever possible. Peace and good health ...Read more
Don't count on it: Not enough to rely on.Get a more detailed answer ›
If I put sugar free water flavoring in water will it still hydrate the same way as straight water.
Yes: The amount of water is not changing, all will be well. ...Read more
I am informed e-liquid without pg or nicotine basically just has glycerin (vg), water, and tobacco flavoring, but how do I get the ratios right?
Beats me: And not sure why you would think a doctor would have the answer. The formulae to electronic cigarettes, like those of regular cigarettes, are considered "trade secrets" and are not published. You might write the company and see what they have to say, but I don't think they are going to give away secrets that allow people to not buy their products. How about just NOT smoking altogether? ...Read more
What other ingredients does the iron supplement ferlin contain in syrup form? It says it's orange-cherry flavored, so there has to be flavoring/sugar
Fastest: Way to figure out would be to look at the fine print on the bottle. ...Read more
On web md it says peanut butter flavoring interacts with propecia. So would eating a spoonful of peanut butter interact with propecia? Thanks.
Here are some...: Nowadays any impression loaded with sweet talk & sympathy, i.e., political correctness will work well for commercialism; so is peanut butter for male pattern hair loss leading to hairline receding and scalp baldness earlier than usually expected, which is chiefly associated with genetic factors although propecia benefit some. Despite no definite proof for such effect, you may use it in moderation. ...Read more
Is vaping with 0mg nicotine safe while pregnant (To help ease the habit)? The ingredients are: water, propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin, & flavoring
Not recomended: Inhaling aerosolized chemicals isn't best for you or for the baby. Vaping is a new product in the market and the effect on lungs/babies are still not fully understood. I would use this time to kick the habit to ensure that you give your baby the full potential to grow without interruptions by potential stressors like smoke ...Read more
Every time I drinking plain water cold or not I get sore throat. I'm not sick and if I add flavoring it don't hurt just with plain water it does.
You have the answer:
You may add non-caloric flavoring. Try some fruit flavoring, eg. With slices of lemon, orange, strawberries etc, rather than chemical flavoring.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Strawberry: Flavoring. The only way to know if the favoring is fattening or otherwise harmful is to know the ingredients. Please look on the label. It may be loaded w/high fructose corn syrup, which is fattening and bad for blood sugar. There may also be chemicals in it. You are far better off eating real fruit. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Not appropriate: You are asking for what's the best flavor for something that will hurt you. A good doctor won't give you advice on ways to do that. ...Read more
After I have stick my zirconium crown, I taste a very bad flavor at the same place of it, please why?
Taste/test: Low salt doesn't mean bland; can use lots of fresh or dried herbs and spices; can use garlic powder not garlic salt, etc. Use pepper, lemon, vinegar, low salt versions of things like soy sauce (to get used to it). As taste buds get used to lower salt intake, start to prefer it. Products like mrs. Dash are savory blends, without salt (sodium chloride), contains Potassium Chloride (ok if kidneys are. ...Read more
A small amount: Of clear chicken or vegetable broth.Get a more detailed answer ›
Non-nice vapor pens: The current data suggests that these contain many things that are not likely good for one over time. It took us 100 years to learn that smoking tobacco causes lung cancer, COPD, early heart attack and stroke. So one way to look at it is that you are part of a new long term experiment/test to see if vapor pens do the same thing. Keep us posted. ...Read more