I cannot eat even the smallest amount of xanthan gum. When I do so accidentally, I spend the entire next morning feeling terribly sick and running in and out of the bathroom. It took me a while that this was causing a problem. Now, I do a label search of what we ate the previous day to see what snuck in the house.
I am not sure, but I suspect that I react to the gums. Bottom line, I just decided......I'd do without them as much as possible. I have found many delicious baked goods recipes that do not use them. Pinterest is great for recipe gathering! I do use Rudi's and Udi's breads once in a while to make french toast and there's some random gums here & there....but it's as little as possible.
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I have issues with xanthan and guar gum so I avoid them. I agree that most of the foods containing these are things we shouldn't be eating on a regular basis anyway.
My solution to the problem is to make all my baked goods myself. Then I know that they are going to be a healthy treat. I use gelatin in some of my baked goods to hold them together, it works really well. I find I have to tweak or downright create a lot of recipes myself. My cookbook is a mess right now with old gluten filled recipes, intermediate xanthan gum recipes and finally my recipes from where I am today grain free, legume and gum free.
I don't know if I have a problem with xanthum gum or not. I do know that I can't eat a lot of processed foods because if I do I am knocking people over to get to the bathroom. I try to eat as cleanly as possible and then I feel fine. I really don't mind cutting out the goodies. I did get a couple of gluten free cookbooks and the desert section really helped when I have that sweet craving.
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Yeah, I think over-indulging is most likely the problem, but then one day I had just 2 small (2") cookies all day & it resurfaced. And for whatever reason, it's only happened with the BC mix & the cookies made with Cup-4-Cup. I've had Namaste pancake mix, Udi's pizza crust, the Rudi's tortillas, Van's waffles, and other pre-made items with no problems. Just wierd.
@ Mzz, I agree-when I eat naturally GF food & don't go for items processed to be GF, I do feel better. Also, going GF totally helps me make better choices (usually!). It's been a great way for me to stay away from stuff I shouldn't have when I'm out & about-why it's easier to turn down doughnuts at work after going GF than it was when I was just doing it to lose weight, I don't know! It's funny, but eating so that my gut & body feel better is easier than eating to lose weight. (for me)
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I haven't tried Rudi's tortillas yet but can vouch that there are a small percentage, including myself, that react to BC brownies. Don't have a problem with the rest of GF line except they were crap in my opinion.
Don't remember if I had that be cause I make my food with I want some sweets because most foods have corn flour in
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Okay, I've eaten foods made with xanthan gum with no problems-for example, almost every day I have a Rudi's tortilla & no issues. But I've had really bad reactions to 2 things-first, the Betty Crocker brownie mix brownies. Second, homemade cookies made with a GF flour mix. I know I overindulged on both-having some of the batter as well too much of the finished product on the same night. I ended up super-bloated with horrible gas & cramps.
From WebMD: " Xanthan gum is safe when up to 15 grams per day are taken. It can cause some side effects such as intestinal gas (flatulence) and bloating."
I guess that's my punishment for overindulging? :) Anyone else experience this?
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