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Old 05-22-2014, 08:21 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I read the label and put them back because of the amount of the bars in the box , overpriced in my opinion and the calorie count on them was very high . I think oatmeal is better fiber for you and bananas too .
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Old 05-22-2014, 10:20 AM
 
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I read the label and put them back because of the amount of the bars in the box , overpriced in my opinion and the calorie count on them was very high . I think oatmeal is better fiber for you and bananas too .
I only buy them when they are on sale.
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Old 05-22-2014, 10:26 AM
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I started eating these as a healthy snack, and soon realized why its so healthy, they will clean you out very quickly...
just hope a bathroom is nearby, i had to stop eating them.

As a general rule, don't consider processed foods as healthy snacks.

Want fiber? Try dates, prunes or apricots.
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Old 05-22-2014, 10:59 AM
 
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My son tried to eat them because he'd had problems with intestinal blockage in the past, and they messed his stomach up good. So I had to eat the rest of the box (I wasn't about to throw those expensive things away!). Based on his experience, I only ate a half of one at a time, and they didn't mess me up. I think I did have a little gas.

What nearly killed me was Activia....my stomach hasn't hurt that much since I had babies!
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Old 05-22-2014, 11:06 AM
 
Location: NYntarctica
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Actually whenever you suddenly eat a large fiber amount, you're gonna have problems. I chugged 810 grams of a fiber shake one time as part of a dare, and I was glued to the bathroom the entire next day lmao
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Old 05-22-2014, 10:09 PM
 
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I don't think it's a fiber issue, as in past I've had days where I ate bunch of bananas and oatmeal.

I'll look into the chicory root thing mentioned in this thread. I never thought of that, I mean this was serious gas attacks and cramping.
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Old 05-23-2014, 11:41 AM
 
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I find it interesting that Olestra has disappeared from the market because of side effects yet products with chicory root and maltitol have spread like wildfire. Olestra got lots of negative publicity but these fake sugars and fiber compounds always seem to slip through under the radar... Try eating more than a handful of sugar free gummy bears....

I too am sensitive to chicory root extract however like the calorie savings and taste that comes from a canister of olestra pringles which produce hardly any negative reaction when eaten with other foods.
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Olestra was only approved to be used in frying snack foods. We ate quite a few of the products and never experienced any of the issues that were brought up.

The real sin was that olestra produced a pretty good baked product as a replacement for vegetable shortening - with a significantly lower calorie count.
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Old 05-23-2014, 01:04 PM
 
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As a general rule, don't consider processed foods as healthy snacks.

Want fiber? Try dates, prunes or apricots.
This is really good advice. You can also try eating more blueberries and other berries, kale and other greens, ginger (great blended into smoothies!), sweet potatoes, beans and peas of any variety, broccoli, celery, nuts, etc...
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Old 05-23-2014, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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Everyone is different, my husband has Crohn's disease and has no problem with fiber one bars. I think I had them in the past too and they didn't bother me. But what did really bother me is those drinkable yogurts that were popular for a while some years ago, can't remember the brand but they were organic and everything. Killed my gi track.

Edit to add, they were stonyfield.
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Old 05-23-2014, 01:30 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Olestra was only approved to be used in frying snack foods. We ate quite a few of the products and never experienced any of the issues that were brought up.

The real sin was that olestra produced a pretty good baked product as a replacement for vegetable shortening - with a significantly lower calorie count.
I had a terrible time with olestra and I was lactose intolerant for about a year after I quit using olestra. My sister thought it was great though and mourned when it disappeared.
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