Xanthan Gum and Guar Gum: Keto Friendly?

let’s talk about xanthan gum and guar gum
are they both keto-friendly and if you had a choice which one is better or
worse let’s start with xanthan gum it’s used in a lot of different foods as a
food thickener to provide texture they use it in recipes to make bread because
it replaces like the gluten it’s an additive here’s the problem it’s usually
made from corn glucose or even soy so if you were to consume this you want to
make sure it’s non-gmo okay if it’s non-gmo it’ll be okay but if it’s GMO you don’t
want to consume it because of the corn and the soy and then who knows where
they got the glucose from right there now there’s a certain bacteria called
Xanthomonas campestris if I spelled that right I have no idea but you can see the
name xantham xanthan that’s where it comes from so this bacteria ferments
corn glucose or soy obviously the carbohydrate in those three and it gives
you this gum okay so 1/2 of a teaspoon is 1.6 grams equals
one carb but it also has one gram of fiber giving a zero net carb so this
will not affect your blood sugar so yes it is keto friendly but make sure it’s a
non GMO source okay now gar gum what’s that it comes
from the guar bean and a half a teaspoon 1.5 grams only will give you one gram of
carb in one gram of fiber also giving you a zero net carb so this is good as
well so these are very similar but the big difference is the source so just
make sure if you do this it is non GMO this one is going to be non GMO
naturally because they don’t genetically modify this being alright so if you
haven’t seen my video on acceptable fluids on a ketogenic diet you might
want to check that one out that’s a real popular one I think I have like 4
million views check it out right here

Author Since: Mar 11, 2019

  1. I use guar gum for making gravy out of fat/meat juices left on pan after frying! It is really efficient to use. I use no more than half teaspoon or teaspoon per pan. 300g tin I buy lasts me forever. The key is to dissolve it in little bit of oil or any other fat because it pulls together water but not fat! Then just the solution pour into anything you want to make thicker and stir fast !

  2. Ever take a small pile of xanthan gum and just wet it in your hand? I did! It was a waste of time. My hand got slimy and stuck. Never again

  3. I love that you are SOOO healthy that YOU are the standard to acheive… and although some of my beloved keto channels choose to be more lazy or dirty, you are still a major source for accuracy. Thank you for what you do… πŸ’œ

  4. I had a bag of xanthum gum in my hand and couldn't remember why it was good and why I thought I needed it. I put it back. Oh well.

  5. I use glucomannan powder from the konjac root almost zero carbs and all fiber. Very keto friendly and non GMO.

  6. Xanthan Gum is in many cheap packaged food now, you would be surprised… and it KILLS DOGS. Beware of Xantham Gum.. even cakes and stuff people give dogs as a "treat" now has it in small doses for preservative reasons mostly to keep things together for months in the package

  7. I used to buy frozen chicken from aldi til I saw it had xantham gum in the added water hence all the horrible white stuff coming out when it's cooked..needless to say I don't use it anymore 🀒

  8. Hey Dr. Berg! Could you please do a video also on Sunflower and Sot lecithin? These are in many things like coconut milk, Lily’s chocolates etc. THANK YOU.

  9. Thanks, this topic can help through a lot of confusion because of the gum in there names. Thank you for clearing this up.

  10. Guard gum makes me sick. I use xanthan gum in smaller amounts than suggested because I’m not fond of washing the slimy bowl I’ve mixed it in.

  11. Thank you for breaking this down! There are a lot of "Keto" products on the market right now (bars, cookies, sweerve cakes , products by lankto etc) and they use ingredients that some of us never heard of.
    I appreciate you breaking down these ingredients! β™₯️

  12. Can you please do a video on Raynaud’s disease!!!! You are such a beautiful person, thank you for all your wonderful work ❀️

  13. Dr Berg, whats your attitude to MANUKA HONEY? is it acceptable during KETO ? is it truly good for the gut / stomach , helpful for ulcer. please reply if we can enjoy a spoon or two )

  14. Does this guy have the ability to read minds??? He ALWAYS puts out videos on topics that I am thinking about and need information on!!

  15. I never knew that about xanthan gum. 🌽 Thank you muchly for sharing this very important information with us all, take care, & stay safe everybody. β€πŸ™‚πŸΆ

  16. They're both insoluble fibre sources and pass out through your poop easily without being processed in the gut at large.

  17. I've been following your Keto advice by watching your videos and true have learned a lot. But I think it irresponsible to allow anyone to do Keto or extended fasting without a doctor's supervision which i didn't have. I just got discharged from the hospital after being diagnosed with 5 different illness and spent hundreds of dollars. I have elevated keto, protein , epithelial among other deposit in my urine. I think you should be more responsible about your keto and long term fasting period so no one goes through what I just went through. I almost died.

  18. How can we know about GMO stuff in the products ?

  19. I like Xanthan Gum because it is gluten free. My daughter has celiac and I uses it a lot in some of my recipes for her. TFS Dr. Berg! ❀️

    XANTHOMONA CAMPESTRI is a MUSHROOM that grows at the forest. Don't worry, we're not perfect either….πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜πŸ˜

  21. My mife is having troubles controlling her sugar levels and fasting. She will listen to nothing i have to say, and quite frankly i dont know how she is supposed to keep her sugar around 100 and not take insulin or eat. Sometimes it drops and she has to eat, breaking the fast, and sometimes she fasts and it just climbs even if she doesnt eat. Seems like a wierd catch 22 and we would love a little advise. She purchased the wheat grass formula and the yeast but it is yet to arrive.

  22. Guar gum is a more natural alternative to Xanthan gum when you need a thickener. If you're going to use either one make sure and do your research. Some people can't tolerate them and you really have to get the amounts right as a little goes a long way. The difference between a tsp and a half tsp in a recipe can be the difference between success and failure.

  23. I consume a lot of Coconut milk. I purchase Only natural. There are a lot of Coconut Milk products containing Gar Gum, which I won't buy. My thinking is, if they need to Thicken the coconut milk, it is an inferior product… I tend to treat all foods containing thickeners in the same light… I ask myself, if the basic product requires thickening and what thickening is accomplishing… Is it merely cosmetic? Great little video πŸ™‚

  24. I saw it yesterday and I wondering myself if I can took it on the keto diet and you post it today πŸ˜‚

  25. Dr Berg Thank you a billion times for the information you give us! πŸ˜ŠπŸ’•πŸ’žπŸ’ŸπŸ‘

  26. Thanks dr I always wondered about these two. People avoid carageenan and I’ve heard about glucomannan. Those would be interesting too.

  27. Right. Approximately 90% of all commercially-sold corn (including corn
    products) in the US, are GMO poison. The only thing it's good for is
    car fuel. It's NOT a viable food source. If we all band together and stop
    buying GMO poisons, they will disappear from our supermarket shelves,,,
    and our food supply!

  28. Can Dr Eric Berg make a video about foods or other things that effects brain. The reasons why some are smarter than some people and some who are exceptional intellectually. Neuroscientists claim people who have success like Steve Jobs and James Cameron has exceptional intelligence. Can you tell us thr scientific reason behind it.

  29. Plz DR, could you talk about eating seeds to improve our immunity and which seeds are the most important to consume

  30. How do we know it’s non GMO? They can label it but should we trust them? It’s so hard to eat anything I’m so annoyed .

  31. Dr Berg,Type 1 Diabetic here. First off THANK YOU! I am Considered LADA because I have antibodies but my pancreas is still producing very little amount of insulin. Using 10units of long lasting a night. Some days I don't have to take that and it will be normal, but I choose not to do that. IF and Keto for past two years. A1C 5.4-5.6. Been on long lasting insulin for 9 years. My first year of diagnosis at 15 years old, I used short acting but haven't since then. No nerve issues or neuropathy. Weird situation. Don't have answers. But hopefully this lifestyle lasts for years to come.

  32. Dr Berg, I really appreciate the fact that you are carrying on with regular videos and refusing to spread FEAR by overindulging in Corona-based information πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

  33. Hey doc what if you were exposed to asbestos? Would keto and fasting help for example not cause deadly cancer down the line decades later

  34. Hi Dr. Berg I was wondering these days if the Air Frier is healthy or not as a method of cooking ? It reminded me of microwave , but I don't know…. Could you do a video on it to clear out this ? Thank you so much for your wonderful work, wish you the best for you and your family ❀️

  35. Dr. Berg thank you for all the information you provide. I just wish allopathic doctors knew as much because they would be a lot more helpful to their patients. Moving on. For the past 3 years soy, soy lecithin and xanthan gum when consumed have been making my eyes itch insanely and swell a bit. Now that you point out that xanthan gum can come from soy, that is a dot connected for me. For those of us that are allergic or intolerant to soy products, this world is becoming a nightmare trying to avoid it. Food was just fine before they started putting it in literally everything. I wish soy would be banned. It might have a lot of uses but it also comes with undesirable side effects. I stick to a whole foods diet for the most part at home but it's a real problem when eating away from home.

  36. Nigella sativaΒ ( black Seed ) can be used as a zinc ionophore as its main active constituent is thymoquinone or hydroxychloroquine . Please do some research on this and let us know what you think.
    Thanks for your amazing content

  37. Dr.Berg, the next one and I'm sure many want is.

    Acid reflex comparing to viruses ans colds.

    Detox the kidneys and detox the kidenys. Thank you again!

  38. Dr Berg PLEASE HELP!!! I'm seeing in community keto sites everywhere that CORTISOL is rising and people are breaking their way of eating!! All these people are putting themselves in harms way in regards to the virus as diabetes and heart disease appears to be key. Please do some videos on how to reduce cortisol… Relaxation, extra fat… You have research experience. The whole point of us all getting healthy is to live a better lifrπŸ’— common peopleπŸ’œπŸ’™

  39. Can you talk about kombucha? I just recently bought some from the grocery store by accident. I though it was just a nice natural Gingerale but readying closer after I bought it, it said gingerade. Than I read more on the bottle and saw it contain alcohol 🍷, yeast and bacteria.. I was like … What the heck am I drinking!?? Read reviews on influenster but… idk 😐 some people love it some don’t … and google just scared the hell out of me. Saying if contaminated it can cause yeast infection really bad headache and death!! But, some reviews said it was so healthy.. So please if you have the time I would like to know more about this. Thank you so much! πŸ˜€

  40. So I have Been doing 16:8 IF for about 1 month now. I have lost about 8lbs on the scale. My clothes seem looser . I fast during the week and eat normally on the weekend, (Sat, Sunday). I haven't cut out Carbs or sugars but have tried to reduce them. My Question is: By eating regularly for two days (Sat, Sunday) am I drastically hurting my weight loss effects of IF? Am I wasting my time? Just trying to understand if it's OK to do this or should I be more strict with my IF? I always do 16:8 when 5 days a week. Sometimes pushing the 17 to 18 hour mark. I would appreciate anyone's opinion on this as I am new ti IF, but loving it and not finding it difficult. Thanks.

  41. Salaam Dr I'm very delighted to know your channel and I just want to tell you that our prophet Muhammad recommended us to fast very Monday and Thursday and to fast 3days when the moon is completely seen it certainly has a scientific explanation and it is also something beneficial for us because our prophet wanted and wished always the best for us follower from algeria

  42. I cannot see a doctor with coronos paranoia going on –
    I may have diabetes insipitius because it is not diabetes -can you talk about diabetes insipitus and
    can diabetes insiptitus be cured naturally if it that. thank you.
    I just want to educate myself on both adrenal vatigue, hypothyroidis, and diates insipitus
    because one of the main symptom is excessive thirsst and frequent uriniation and unusual weight gain but I do not have diabetes.
    and they claim the thyroid is fine in the test. So it may be diabtes insipituds. Thank you.

  43. Thank you doctor for your fantastic wonderful videos 🌹
    Excuse me I would like to ask you question, I have pain in my back in the middle part not in the core of my backbone but its goes to the right side under my shoulder I feel this pain since one year ago I feel the pain when I bend over, I start to feel this pain after a football game my body was worm and after that I feel a cold air hit my back, I thought that the pain will go away by itself but it's still there and nowadays I toke a pain killer like voltaren but it's not help.
    Can you help me please I am 29 years old.
    Best regards

  44. Hey dr berg can keto diet cure autism and dementia and how long approx. In time can you do a video on it please man! Please thanks

  45. Great Vid… Thickners make products seem like your getting more.
    I guess Zanthan gum is used alot being its a cheaper source. Fruit pectin is good because its a great absorber for cholesterol but isnt used much.

  46. An interesting video would be what effects that guar and xanthan gum have on the gut-microbiome and inflammation.