Xanthan guar gum homemade vegan cheese - Doctor answers

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I am currently pregnant and my husband is worried about me eating (pasteurized) cheese because it contains xanthan gum. Is it safe for me to eat?

I am currently pregnant and my husband is worried about me eating (pasteurized) cheese because it contains xanthan gum. Is it safe for me to eat?

Yes: Pasteurized cheese is safe to eat if stored properly. Xanthan gum is one of those food additives found in so many foods... haven't heard of it causing birth defects. As long as one is not overdoing her cheese-eating, there should be no worries. Everything in moderation, as always. ...Read more

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Isit healthier to feed kids oatmeal everyday with guar gum or evaporated cane juice? Does all ecjuice contain sucralose or has to be listed ingredient

Isit healthier to feed kids oatmeal everyday with guar gum or evaporated cane juice? Does all ecjuice contain sucralose or has to be listed ingredient

Oatmeal: Why put anything in the oatmeal? It is a great food by itself. Complex carbs, fiber, some protein. The guar just adds extra fiber, and the juice is a sweetener. If you need a sweetener for taste, that is your choice, and it should not matter whether it is fruit juice, sugar, honey, etc. I would avoid artificial sweeteners in kids. The calories from a little honey is minimal. ...Read more

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What must I know before using guar gum?

What must I know before using guar gum?

Guar gum must knows: Can reduce the effects of some birth control pills (ethinyl estradiol). If taken with diabetes medications it can make them double potent thereby causing blood sugars to go too low. Can reduce the the effectiveness of metformin (glucophage) and decrease effect of penicillin. ...Read more

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What are guar gum supplements used for?

What are guar gum supplements used for?

Guar gum: Must be used with caution. Used for a laxative, treating diabetes, irritable bowel syndrome, obesity, diabetes, cholesterol reduction and hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis) must drink lots of water with them. ...Read more

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Is oatmeal with evaporated cane juice better for you than guar gum in oatmeal? I understand ecj is a sweetener contains sucrose and guar gum cancer

Is oatmeal with evaporated cane juice better for you than guar gum in oatmeal? I understand ecj is a sweetener contains sucrose and guar gum cancer

No concerns for Canc: I would not be concerned about cancer related to sugar as long as it is eaten in moderation and your weight is in the healthy range. This question is only relevant if you are overweight in which case reduce the amount of sweetners that you use but do so slowly. ...Read more

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What are the effects of guar gum?

What are the effects of guar gum?

Used as a laxative: Guar gum is used as a laxative. It is also used for treating diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome (ibs), obesity, and diabetes; for reducing cholesterol; and for preventing “hardening of the arteries” (atherosclerosis).

Not really a dental question but I hope it helps. ...Read more

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Does xanthan gum powder help to curb appetite?

Does xanthan gum powder help to curb appetite?

Maybe: Xanthan gum powder can help make a smoothy smoother and more filling to those who want to eat the kitchen table. Its worth trying. More importantly, eat every 3 hours, small 150-200cal snacks, drink 0.5oz water/pound you weigh, eat low glycemic, eat fibrousy food and high protein food to help curb the appettie. ...Read more

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What is modified food starch, tapioca dextrin, and xanthan gum?

What is modified food starch, tapioca dextrin, and xanthan gum?

Food thickeners: These are thickeners added to food, rather than being nutritious ingredients in themselves. It's an attempt to add fiber. Tapioca dextrin comes from the root of the cassava plant, and is gluten-free. Xanthan gum is a polysaccharide made from certain bacteria. ...Read more

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Hello. What are the ingredients Xanthan Gum and Rebaudioside A? I was wondering if they are safe? It's in a food product. Thanks

Hello. What are the ingredients Xanthan Gum and Rebaudioside A? I was wondering if they are safe? It's in a food product. Thanks

Safe: Xanthum gum is a tree sap that increases the viscosity of foods. It is useful in making foams. It is commonly found as a major ingredient in marshmallows among many other foods.
The other is a barely artificial sweetener that is a derivative of glucose. It is not far from glucose but is perceived as much sweeter and doesn't interact much with the body. They are FDA studied as safe. ...Read more

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Is the ingredient Xanthan gum that are in foods and protein shakes safe to consume? Thanks

Is the ingredient Xanthan gum that are in foods and protein shakes safe to consume? Thanks

IN general yes: In general xanthan gum is safe, however, different people react to food additives differently. Avoid processed foods as much as you can and eat real, whole foods to avoid additives. For example, eat meat, cheese, eggs, beans, or nuts instead of drinking protein shakes. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink squash which contains xanthan gum during pregnancy? The list of ingredients on bottle does not specify how much per millilitre.

Is it safe to drink squash which contains xanthan gum during pregnancy? The list of ingredients on bottle does not specify how much per millilitre.

Safe.: Xanthan gum is the product formed when lactose, sucrose or glucose is fermented by a bacteria known as xanthomonas campestris. It has undergone extensive testing and is considere safe. ...Read more

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What are you opinions on going entirely vegan with no meats, fish, cheese. Healthy?

What are you opinions on going entirely vegan with no meats, fish, cheese. Healthy?

Not necessarily: A purely vegan diet lacks first-class protein. This gap can be filled with legumes, nuts and seeds. If religion is not the underlying reason, I recommend eggs. ...Read more

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I am experiencing premature periodontitis. Could my gum recession happen at a youthful age because I have been vegan for most of my life?

I am experiencing premature periodontitis. Could my gum recession happen at a youthful age because I have been vegan for most of my life?

Not Vegan Related: I am unaware of any correlation between a vegan diet and periodontal disease. Lack of routine examinations and professional hygiene visits, lack of good home care, and smoking could have contributed to your problems. Hopefully you will be treated and your condition will be managed. ...Read more

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I have swollen gums from being a vegan. How do I cure this?

I have swollen gums from being a vegan. How do I cure this?

Dental Cleaning: You may have gingivitis- an infection of the gums causing bleeding and swelling. You may also have periodontitis-an infection of the bone surrounding your teeth. Only a dentist can diagnosis these conditions. Massaging your gums when you brush your teeth can help, however, you need a dental cleaning that includes 'scaling' or cleaning any hard deposits off your teeth. ...Read more

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To protect enamel on your teeth before brushing immediately after eating (as life has its demands), is there a vegan alternative to eating cheese?

To protect enamel on your teeth before brushing immediately after eating (as life has its demands), is there a vegan alternative to eating cheese?

Time: Wait an hour before brushing. Acidic or sweet foods cause microscopic enamel demineralization. Waiting an hour allows calcium in your saliva to remineralize your teeth. Brush 2x/day w soft toothbrush for 2 full minutes by the clock. Floss thoroughly once a day. If your Dentist recommends, add a fluoridated mouthwash to your daily routine. ...Read more

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After eating cheese toast I have inflammation on gums behind my front teeth for 4 days unabated even after use of benzocaine, clove oil, and peroxide?

Irritation: You're continually irritating an area that is already inflammed with all the medicaments you are applying. The area will heal on its own after a few days. Stay away from spicy and acidic foods and avoid traumatizing the area any further while it heals. ...Read more

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Is there a homemade recipe for mouthwash to help combat bleeding puffy gums?

Is there a homemade recipe for mouthwash to help combat bleeding puffy gums?

Salt water: Salt water can help reduce swelling by reversing osmosis in the cells in your mouth. You still need a great oral hygiene and professional cleanings to get your teeth and gums healthy if you have bleeding and puffy gums. Schedule your check-up right away ;-). ...Read more

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What vegan friendly foods will improve my health the most?

What vegan friendly foods will improve my health the most?

Vegan friendly foods: I commend you for your desire for Good Health.
Vegan friendly foods:
Oatmeal, Plant Protein smoothie.
Collard greens, watercress, kale, arugula, Avocados, peanut butter.
Watermelon, Plums, red grapes.
Beans and lentils.
Nuts, seeds, unsweetened dried fruit, and dark chocolate.
Drink Water filled with sliced whole lemons, oranges or grapefruits
Be disciplined, be consistent, set small goals. ...Read more

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