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Xanthan Guar Gum Homemade Vegan Cheese
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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 doesnt interact much with the body. They are FDA studied as safe. ...Read more
Hello. What are the ingredients
Xanthan Gum and Rebaudioside A? I was wondering if they are safe? It's in a food product. Thanks
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.
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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