What is Thick-it
Thick-it is a food and beverage thickener. It is a tasteless powder that you add to fluids and food for thickening them. It is used when your loved is suffering from dysphagia and swallowing disorders. So, if your loved one is suffering from either dysphagia or any other swallowing disorders, consider giving them thick-it. This powder when added to foods, thickens them, making the food easy to swallow. People with stroke or neurological damage are given foods with thick-it. Upon addition of this powder, it becomes pretty easy to feed your loved ones.
Simplify your life with Thick-it
Thick-it is free from gluten, and can easily be given to individuals who exhibit intolerance towards gluten. The powder can be added to both hot and cold foods, without affecting the taste of the end product. Thick-it comes as a boon for your loved one, who is suffering from either swallowing disorder, dysphagia or neurological problems. All these conditions, significantly restrict the capability of your loved one to eat and swallow food the normal way. Thick-it helps achieve the desired consistency of liquid and solid foods, making it easier for you to feed your loved ones.
Features of Thick-it
Thick-it powder is highly recommended by doctors and nutritionists and is used since 1987. It is widely used in hospitals and rehabilitation centers and nursing homes, for easy feeding for patients with dysphagia and other disorders. Following are some of the useful features of thick-it. • Thick-it instantly dissolves in all types of cold and hot beverages. • It is a tasteless powder and does not alter the actual taste and appearance of the food product it is added to. • Thick-it is easy to digest and does not bind with fluids. • It is also free from gluten.
How to use thick-it
Before using thick-it make sure, you read the usage chart given in the packaging label. This will help you decide on the amount of thick-it to add to the food product. Two-sided scoop come with it to help you measure the amount of thick-it. Following is a step by step guide for using thick-it. • Keep the food product ready in which the thick-it powder needs to add. • Measure the number of scoops of thick-it you want to add. • While adding thick-it powder, keep stirring the mixture briskly to avoid forming lumps. Continue stirring till the entire mixture has dissolved. • Allow the food product to stand for at least 30 seconds – 1 minute to achieve the desired thickness. The product is now ready to serve. • When adding thick-it to milk or other liquids, allow the mixture to stand for at least 5 – 10 minutes. To achieve the desired consistency.
Varieties of thick-it products
In addition, they also have thick-it beverages and thick-it ready to serve purees. The beverages come in honey consistency and can enjoy the way it is or it can be either chilled or heated before use. However, heating or chilling does not alter the taste of the beverages. There are other varieties of thick-it beverages. Such as water, apple, cranberry, orange, decaffeinated and regular coffee. Thick-it purees are fully cooked and are ready to serve. Reseal the used portion properly and freezed. The puree is made from real food ingredients and tastes great. There are more than 15 varieties of thick-it purees to choose from.
I have personally used this product for many, many, years and it has been a blessing.