Problems With Soda - Help?
Posted 27 July 2011 - 06:48 PM
Posted 27 July 2011 - 07:39 PM
It could be Benzoates.
Almost all soda's are preserved with benzoates.
Only regular coke and seltzer water are not. (That I have found)
Some juices and juice drinks also have benzoates added.
I cannot tolerate benzoates, tartrazine, annato, or yellow food dyes because I am allergic to salicylates and there is a very high cross reactivity with these chemicals they add to food.
Don't know if this is true for you or not, but it is just something for you to consider.
Posted 27 July 2011 - 09:23 PM
Many sodas will claim to be gluten free, but they are really in a category of foods that haven't tested for gluten, but simply don't add any gluten ingredients. As such, batches can sometimes be contaminated by gluten and make you ill.
Also, some celiacs start noticing reactions to other foods when they go gluten free. Certain dyes, artificial or natural flavors, and corn syrup is one that a number of people seem to have issue with, too.
I'd go, write down the ingredients of both mug rootbeer and Dr. pepper, note down how you reacted, and avoid them for now. If you react again to something, you may eventually notice a common ingredient, or that foods from a certain company are making you sick (the latter often indicates that something is contaminating that company's food, so a good sign to avoid it).
Gluten free since August 10, 2009.
21 years with undiagnosed Celiac Disease
23 years with undiagnosed sulfite sensitivity
25 years with undiagnosed mast cell activation disorder (MCAD)
Daughter: celiac and MCAD positive
Son: gluten intolerant
Father, brother: celiac positive
Posted 28 July 2011 - 05:30 AM
Posted 28 July 2011 - 05:38 AM
Posted 28 July 2011 - 07:37 AM
A cup of coffee makes me feel like I've been glutened for several hours as does a can of Coke.
I can handle decaf coffee in small doses and can somehow drink all the tea I like.
Busy mom to 3 great kids (4, 8 and 18)
Gluten free since April 6, 2011 ~ Also sensitive to coconut, coffee and food dyes
Joint pain, mouth sores, back and neck pain, migraines, stomach pain, chronic fatigue, ADD and depression are all gone.
Wishing I had been diagnosed before celiac robbed me of the cartilage in my toes and the 3 babies we lost to miscarriages.
Posted 29 July 2011 - 07:57 AM
But thank you to everyone, it really made me think about what I'm putting in my body when I drink soda!
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