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Doctor insights on: Xanthan Guar Gum Homemade Vegan Cheese

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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 doesnt interact much with the body. They are FDA studied as safe. ...Read more