Thick-It Instant HealthcarFood Thickener Regular Strength
Easily modifies liquids and pureed foods for people with swallowing disorders. Thick-It brings the joy of eating back to people with swallowing problems (called dysphagia). When mixed with hot or cold, thick or thin liquids and pureed foods, Thick-It produces any desired consistency quickly, easily and controllably without changing the taste or appearance of the liquids and foods it thickens. Thick-It adds 30 calories per 2 tablespoons for nourishment and it is low in sodium. It helps prevent dehydration because it does not bind fluids. Thick-It is recommended by doctors, speech-language pathologists and dietitians for patients in hospitals, nursing homes and rehabilitation facilities as well as at home. ADA Exchange: 2 tablespoons of Thick-It = 1/2 fruit exchange = 7g carbohydrates (metabolized like fruit sugar).
Modified Corn Starch and Maltodextrin.
Serving Size: 2tbsp
Servings Per Container: 106
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|Total Fat||0g||0 %|
|Total Carbohydrate||7g||2 %|
Usage Chart. Desired Consistency/Recommended Usage per 4 fl oz (You may need to adjust the amount of Thick-It needed to suit your requirements): Nectar Consistency - Liquids: 1-2 tbsp; Nutritional Supplements: 2 tbsp. Honey Consistency - Liquids: 2-3 tbsp. Nutritional Supplements: 3 tbsp. Pudding Consistency - Liquids: 3-4 tbsp. Pureed Foods: 1 tbsp. Nutritional Supplements: 4 tbsp. Slowly add the recommended amount of Thick-It to the liquid. Stir briskly with a spoon, fork or whisk until the thickener is dissolved or use a hand mixer or blender at low speed for no more than 5-10 seconds. Do not overmix. After mixing, wait approximately 30 seconds for the liquid to thicken.