The dame behind the counter here. IMHO, I have to agree that many if not most protein drinks and bars contain too much junk for Cronies like us. At the suggestion of a co worker dude (76 and still well cut) who chaired the bodybuilders group in our state, I do take 5-10gr of glutamine (as a glutathione process aid, in theory)in 8oz of concord grape juice before long bike rides, and it seems I have less muscle ache when I over do it. I do this often, we have a great new trail system in our city, and I love it. Some of the G/I Docs at a local hospital use 15gr 3x daily for post surgery patients, and they seem to recover well.
Some bars are OK, but I don't know of any that are high protein and tolerated well by IBDer, except a few by Garden of life or Living fuel, but they are totally not cost efficient and contain many seeds, so must be chewed, chewed, and chewed some more. The rest tend to be overrated candy bars.
If I use a protein powder myself I use Bio-Chem, it is GF, lactose free and very easily absorbed. It was designed for IBDers and elderly persons. Many body builders use Designer Whey and it is good, if you can tolerate it well, but I think it has lactose.
I tell people to start with the plain or vanilla then add fat, sweeteners, fruit and calories This gives you control over what you put in your body (like 40/30/30), plus you can change up the flavors. Body Builders who shop with us use avocado for some good fats, and often add more protein in the form of Egg White protein. I still like whole eggs, we eat way more than one a day here and with no cholesterol issues, even for my 400lb husband who is diabetic. Bananas for fiber and flavor are good. Some use just protein powder, frozen concentrated. OJ and some water or apple juice with ice in the blender for an creamy orange slush. I can't say enough about berries and red fruit for general health, and many add Acai puree.
Never go faster than your guardian angel can fly! Be Patient And Tough, Someday This Pain Will Be Useful To You I get by with a lotta help from my friends!
Crohn's DG 2003 , symptoms included terrible joint and soft tissue pain, just met first cousin who suffers from Reactive Arthritis-explains sooo much. Followed SCD Strictly 2003-06, then modified by adding new things 10-12 days apart to avoid delayed reactions in the form of arthritis symptoms. Scope on 2-5-09 was great! Doc says no symptoms,No scope for 10 years!!!
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