These are just my opinions, you know everyone is different with what they can tolerate...
Okay, I have quite a few questions about whether certain foods are safe...
i've seen rice cakes listed on several safe lists, but the package says it is a whole grain food. is this still ok? I would say with a sf food, maybe some toast? that brings me to another question, is brown rice safe? Brown rice is safe with a SF food. Some people can hanlde it by itself too. (ie most rice cakes)
i guess it will be easier to just list the other foods i am curious about:
1. same with cheerios, the box says whole grain Regular cherrios is easier than honey nut cherrios, because of the whole grain PLUS the nuts! Again maybe eating this with SF food would be best.
2. of the sushi variety: seaweed (like seaweed salad), Seaweed is just fine (I love it!!) tamagi and fish roe (both egg products), Should be fine, there is such a small amount in sushi... tempura (i just love it so i'm hoping there's a slight chance it's safe) HA! Don't count on it!! Stick with the sushi
3. there's also a Snyder's brand tortilla chip that i'm pretty sure is still fried, but it's very low in fat. is this ok? I would say no if its still fried. Have you tried "Guiltless Gourmet" Brands? They are baked and pretty good. Watch out for the baked chips (ion any brand) that 1. Have Olestra or 2. Are the flavored kind, because often they have milk in them!
4. luna bars--does sat. fat content matter or is is the total fat? i've noticed most luna bars only have a few grams in fat, but a high amt. of sat. fat (% daily value). Some of the luna bars are much lower in fat than the others, and I would stick with those. A tiny bit of sat. fat is ok (try to go with monosaturated) but if you dont feel comfortable with that, I would only eat 1/2 at a time and eat something fat-free with it as a cushion.
5. i use benefiber as my SFS. i don't see it mentioned with the other popular brands, is there a reason for this? it does say sugar free on the bottle, but i did not find an artificial sweetener listed in the ingredients. I think the chewable ones have sugar, but the powder is ok. Not too sure though. I used to use the powder and it worked fine for me.
Whew! i think that's all for now! much thanks to all of you who read through all that!
Sure! No prob.
IBS-A, mostly C-- many foods intolerant