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    What are they exactly? I'm still trying to figure out this whole diet thing. The last few days I've been eating Cheerios for breakfast/snack etc., but have noticed that I go to the bathroom 4-5 times an hour. I'm wondering if it's something in the Cheerios. This happened to me with Cream of Wheat as well.

    Thank you for your help,
    Rhonda

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    Hi Rhonda,
    Many cereals contain added vitamins & minerals and/or BHA or BHT preservative in the packaging; these tend to be a problem for many IC patients. I like Oatios instead of Cheerios, same idea without problem ingredients. Honey'd Corn Flakes, Erewhon Raisin Bran, Kashi Autumn Wheat, Trader Joe's Shredded Wheat, Barbara's Shredded Wheat, Trader Joe's Lowfat Granola with Almonds - these cereals are all ok for me. When I'm in a place where I can't get to a Trader Joe's, Whole Foods or health food store, I buy plain Quaker Oatmeal (not flavored or instant) & make that in the microwave. It's not bad with some dates & brown sugar or some unsulfited coconut (read the package).
    Hope you find an option you like!
    Kadi

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    • #3
      Thank you for your info. Where can I find Oatios? Also, what vitamin specifically do you think is in Cheerios that could be bothering me? What vitamin bother's most IC patients?

      Thanks again

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      • #4
        Originally posted by rsorenson1 View Post
        Thank you for your info. Where can I find Oatios? Also, what vitamin specifically do you think is in Cheerios that could be bothering me? What vitamin bother's most IC patients?

        Thanks again
        The most common ones that cause issues are Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) and some of the B vitamins (thiamine mononitrate - I forget which B this is and I'm too lazy to look it up!) Also, preservatives like citric acid can be an issue, too. Other people may have sensitivities to other vitamins, but I think these are the most common for IC patients.

        Many of the organic companies like Cascadian Farms and Natures Path make lots of cereals that don't have added vitamins. (Cascadian Farms is about 50/50 vitamins and no vitamins, so make sure to read the label.) Added vitamins are fine and harmless for most people, but if you're sensitive ...
        Last edited by wagamama; 01-03-2011, 07:06 PM. Reason: clarified something
        Lori

        40 y.o. mom, wife and marketing manager

        "Il faut manger pour vivre, et non pas vivre pour manger." -- Moliere ("One should eat to live, not live to eat.")

        IC symptoms began Feb 2010; diagnosed Mar 2010

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