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5/19/11 5:10 P

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Thank you Evelyn and Annie :)

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5/19/11 4:13 P

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Evelyn is leading you down (up?) the right trail. The more you stay away from commercial packaged refined foods the greater chance you will have of not bumping into unhealthy ingredients.

Locust bean gum:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Locust_bean_gu
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Sugar free? yes
Clean? I doubt it; by the time it's gone through the refining process it's traveled a bit from its natural home base.

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5/19/11 9:40 A

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LOL - OK.

Not sure how into this you would be but you could make you own almond milk, you can also use any nuts or seeds. You control the ingredients and it's super easy.

The ratio I use and am pretty happy with is 1 cup of soaked (overnight) nuts or seeds of choice (I usually use almonds but the sky's the limit) to 3 cups water. To sweeten I use (soaked with the nuts) 3 dates and then I'll add a teaspoon of cinnamon and a teaspoon of vanilla or almond extract or real vanilla beans.

Discard the soak water and blend everything and then strain through a paint strainer bag that you can get at a hardware store.

I posted how to make it in my blog if you want to see it. You can also add the dates and vanilla after you strain. You would strain and then put it back in the blender and run it through. This is better if you have one of those super powered high speed blender. I don't so I strain everything together.



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5/18/11 11:28 P

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Thank you for your reply. I guess I should have named some foods I found it in at the store :) It was in dairy products and soy milk. I am just trying to prepare for the challenge and the more I look into it (the challenge)...the more I am realizing how much sugar is in everything!

Thanks again!

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5/18/11 7:18 P

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I've never heard of it. Is it possible for you to go without gum for 2 weeks? It might be easier than stressing yourself out over what's clean or not.



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5/17/11 11:45 P

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I will be doing a 2 week sugar free challenge and have searched the internet about Locust bean gum. I am unable to determine if it is clean and/or sugar free.

Any thoughts?

Thanks!

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