Fiber One Bars are chewy snack bars that come in different flavors. You can use them as fiber supplements, since they all contain up to 6 g of fiber for your daily necessity. Delicious as any regular granola bar, they are a great supply of dietary fiber and can also be eaten as a snack. They come in different flavors:
- Oats & Chocolate
- Oats & Peanut Butter
- Oats & Caramel
- Oats & Strawberry
- Chocolate Mocha
- Chewy Chocolate
- Chewy Strawberry PB&J
- Protein Caramel Nut
- Protein Coconut Almond
- New Protein Peanut Butter
- Trail Mix
- 90 Calorie Chocolate
- 90 Calorie Peanut Butter
- 90 Calorie Chocolate Caramel & Pretzel
- Meal Bar Chocolate Peanut Butter
- Meal Bar Strawberry Greek Yogurt
- Meal Bar Dark Chocolate Almond
Be warned, however, that despite their amazing taste and health benefits, Fiber One bars have been known to produce dire, and often dreadful, side-effects some of which may be similar to Metamucil side effects. The first to win this race would be the gas problem. People who have eaten more than one bar a day have experienced awfully smelly gas and loud farts. This is no joke, they have! Since the bars are yummy and have loads of flavors, people tend to eat a lot of them. But why does this lung-blocking event occur?
One of the main ingredients of these bars is chicory root. Chicory root has many functions, one of which is acting as an appetite stimulant. As a result, the consumer has trouble eating only one at a time. They become addictive and apparently worth all the pain that comes with it. One other thing that they do is cause nauseously foul gas. Some people have overly sensitive stomach and will react to almost anything unusual. But Fiber One bars have been known to cause serious trouble to people who digested anything and everything. Many have filled their houses with the stink and caused discomfort to the family. Many have embarrassed themselves at work or other public places.
It isn’t just about the gas as much as the farting. People have experienced noisy and recurring farts every 5 minutes. This problem has become so severe that Fiber One bars have been awarded the nickname ‘Fart Bars’. People, who would not pass gas even if their life depended on it, passed enormous amount of air and almost burnt holes in their beds. Moreover, the gas is lingering, so it makes other people quite unwilling to be around the victim.
Chicory root is said to have caused early labor in pregnant women. Therefore it is not wise to take that chance and continue with these bars during pregnancy.
Taking too much fiber can also make your stomach bloated and gassy. Therefore, along with the previously mentioned discomfort, you will experience a swollen belly with occasional pain. These bars do supply you with ample amounts of calories, carbs and fiber, but they comes a high price with it as well.