Granola Bars - Oats - Good for UC?

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happyliving
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   Posted 2/16/2009 10:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi,

I bought some granola bars (Kashi Brand) and i noticed it contains wheat.
But it has fiber 4g, protein 6g,sugars 8g..I'm not sure if that small amount of wheat creates any problems?
Please advise.........
Do you guys any other brands that conatins less sugars,good proteins which are good for UCers?

Thanks in advance.......

quincy
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   Posted 2/16/2009 11:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi.....what we eat is definitely subjective...but for me, UC or not, granola bars and oats are pretty explosive.

I couldn't care less about the sugar content, it's the Kashi and oats that would have me in discomfort for a few days.

Yes, it's good fibre, but my suggestion is to try not to have it on an empty stomach. maybe eat it after a meal....

Personally, I haven't eaten granola bars since the 70's during their first craze...they killed me then, they kill me now whether in a flare or not.

I think that a fibre supplement might be easier for you to deal with than granola....but that's based on my own experience.

keep us posted as to your experience.

q
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basa0806
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   Posted 2/17/2009 12:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Even in remission I can't handle granola. Goes right through me. I tend to have a lot of problems with 'roughage' like that. Its all about how your body handles it though. Eat one and see how you handle it. If you can, great, if you can't then oh well!
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mumbles
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   Posted 2/17/2009 12:55 AM (GMT -6)   
I eat homeade granola bars for breakfast 5 days a week, and it doesn't seem to bother me. I don't know if it has anything to do with the fact that its homeade. I put walnuts and sunflower butter in it, mmm.
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Red_34
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   Posted 2/17/2009 8:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Granola bars go right thru me also. Not so much while in remission -but it does tend to make my stool a lot softer if I eat them while in remission.
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Eva Lou
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   Posted 2/17/2009 9:10 AM (GMT -6)   
funny, cause I eat a Nature Valley granola bar practically every day, with no noticeable difference in my bm's. I like that brand because they're fairly low in sugar, & the ingredients are pretty basic. Some of the chewy, "candy bar" type ones bother me. I treid the Fiber One bars a while ago, & the gas nearly killed me! I eat oatmeal fairly regularly also, with no problems.

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Remicade-10mgs/kg- since 4/07
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Culturelle
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happyliving
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   Posted 2/17/2009 9:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Brand Name is Kashi and it says Toasted Almond Crunch.
It says it contains Wheat,SOY ingredients and Other Tree Nuts
But Fiber % is 4g and Protein % is 6g, Sugar % is 8g
Basically I'm looking for some snack which is good in Proetiens % and best for UCers
Please advise
Thanks All for your inputs
 

Red_34
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   Posted 2/17/2009 10:10 AM (GMT -6)   
I find that peanut butter doesn't bother me and it is high in protein. I eat peanut butter toast every morning since that is the only food I can eat in the morning and it doesn't bother me. I also snack on saltines with peanut butter when I am flaring.
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happyliving
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   Posted 2/17/2009 11:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Red_34
 
What is the Brand Name of peanut butter that you eat daily?
Have you tried Sunflower seeds butter?
 
Thanks,
Kishore Gottumukkala

Red_34
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   Posted 2/17/2009 11:59 AM (GMT -6)   
I tried finding the sunflower butter in the natural section of our local grocer but they didn't have it and I just haven't gone out to see if it's elsewhere. But I use Jif peanut butter mainly because I like the taste of it. I have in the past used all natural peanut butter but it was lacking something.
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Howright
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   Posted 2/17/2009 12:44 PM (GMT -6)   
 
Depends on the brand and whether or not they are soft & chewy or the hard granola bars.  Some brands (Kashi) have too much fiber and give me a lot of gas & pain, I have to go with those that are lower in fiber.  Also, the harder granola bars seem to hurt my inside while softer granola bars go through the system a little easier.   
 
Diagnosed January 07 - but realize I've been living with minor flare-ups for 10+ years. 
 
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Kiss520
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   Posted 2/17/2009 12:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Granola is very rough and oats don't break down very easily.  You might be better off with something more low-residue. 

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Sara14
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   Posted 2/17/2009 7:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I eat the Kashi granola bars sometimes. I don't think they cause me any problems.
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Zippy123
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   Posted 2/17/2009 10:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I buy that New Balance peanut butter if you are health conscience. It taste very good, is creamy, they use flax seed oil in it so lots of Omegas. No hydrogenated oils, low on sugar. Good product. Haven't really noticed if it makes UC worse or not.

kc70
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   Posted 2/18/2009 1:54 PM (GMT -6)   
I love peanut butter but since I'm not eating wheat, I find it hard to figure out what to eat it with! Sometimes I'll just have a spoonful for a taste sensation :)

PS, Red_34, I believe what you find "lacking" in natural peanut butter is molasses, which is present in the "fake" peanut butters ;)
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Sara14
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   Posted 2/18/2009 1:59 PM (GMT -6)   
You could eat PB on those Quaker rice cake thingies or stir some into a bowl of oatmeal or on sliced apples or a banana.
Diagnosed with UC March 2007; Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day; Rowasa; Canasa; Viactiv; Metamucil wafers; multivitamin; sublingual allergy drops; Ortho Tri-Cyclen


subdued
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   Posted 2/18/2009 4:02 PM (GMT -6)   
For me, its the High Fructose Corn Syrup. I have to read the ingredients of everything I buy to make sure there isn't any HFCS.

I love peanut butter. It doesn't bother my colon, but it gives me acne; so I don't eat too much of it. I'll have to try New Balance peanut butter.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting
Diagnosed w/ UC Dec 06 (also have IBS)
Currently in remission

Lexapro (for stress)
Probiotics and Vitamins (a whole bunch of them)
Anti-inflammatory foods: turmeric, seaweed, garlic...
Avoid: anything with high-fructose corn syrup, foods high in fructose, artificial sweeteners
Previous treatments: Fecal transplantation (worked), Prednisone (stopped working), Colazal (stopped working), Asacol (stopped working)

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