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Better N Peanut Butter- Really Gluten Free?


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#1 Sarahsmile416

 
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 01:04 PM

Has anyone tried this brand? Just got it at my local Wegmans - was labeled gluten free. I made a sandwich (with gluten-free bread) and had peanuts and glutino pretzels...all of these things I've had before with no reaction...but right after eating, I had a reaction...my first in a week or so :(

So now I'm confused, is it really gluten free or is it the soy that they say it contains? I am really confused...
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 01:25 PM

After a week you will be having "reactions" to all sorts of things. Your body is still sorting things out. Before you jump on the train to other intolerances, you should probably be avoiding things with that many ingredients and sticking to whole foods. Such as actual peanut butter. Not everything you buy has to say gluten free on it, many things are naturally gluten free and there simply is no need to say so on a label. I have to say, after seeing the ingredients on that stuff, you would be hard pressed to find someone around here who would eat it. It seems to be for people who are more obsessed with how many calories are in their food then it actually being healthy.
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 01:38 PM

Well, I have been eating gluten free for about three weeks now, give or take, but you are right. I just figured after a week or so of no reactions I was doing pretty well.

I am only trying to be careful with peanut butter specifically after reading that store brand peanuts are processed in places that contain wheat, while Planters are fine...so I figured it may be best to stick to specifically labeled peanut butter.

And you got me in terms of the calorie loss thing. I have weight issues (mostly in my own mind, I admit), but I do look for the low cal stuff when I would be better suited to more whole foods. Guess its back to my almond butter...
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 01:49 PM

Less calories doesn't equal healthy. I shudder at that stuff you bought. Justin's is good imo, pricey but really really good. They have a full range of butters to choose from, and if you stick to an actual serving size (lol) it is full of healthy benefits that outweigh calorie sink. Besides, we NEED fat in our diets to stay healthy, and nuts are full of healthy fats. I'm just being able to get a little bit of nuts back in my diet (YAY!!) and love it because of how healthy they are, whole or butter. I carry my cell phone with me to the store and call manufacturers before I buy, or check websites before purchasing.

I have a host of food issues, but they are all related to additional medical problems. So far, other than one incident I can't pinpoint an ingredient on, I have no additional intolerances. It is way too soon (imo) for you to borrow trouble. Keep a food diary though, you may see patterns that you wouldn't otherwise notice.
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 02:06 PM

Well part of my problem food intolerance wise is that I don't always know whether a reaction is related to gluten intolerance or if its related to my food intolerance due to my absent gall bladder. It's why I don't eat any fried foods or fast foods if I can avoid it...because certain oils irritate my stomach. Which may be a culprit here too...defatted peanut oil doesn't exactly sound like a well digested oil!

I actually just started adding nuts back in my diet in an effort to cut back on carbs in order to get my blood sugar under better control...and now I am eating nuts everyday, so I do get a good bit of healthy fat in my diet. I added this to my food diary in terms of ingredients so hopefully I can nail down whether this is an actual intolerance or just my borrowing trouble, as you very aptly put it!
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