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I've been taking orange "smooth" Metamucil for awhile now, and I've found that it tastes considerably better if it is mixed with something.  I sprinkle a little bit on plain oatmeal for flavoring (which is actually pretty good!), and I like to mix it with cranberry juice (1 tbsp metamucil to 1/2 cup cranberry juice plus 3/4 cup water - tastes like Cran-Orange blends).

Is there anything wrong with doing this?  Should I revert back to the 8-oz water with 1 tbsp metamucil?
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If you don't have enough water intake with the supplement, it can have the reverse effect!

Yeah I knew that part.  I tend to drink approximately 60 - 80 oz of water per day, sometimes more.  I've been drinking a lot of water since I was a child.

I wanted to try metamucil .. but my mom recomended that i try Ground Flax Seed first .. as its natural and High in Omega3. Ive been using it for about a week now, and drinking plenty of water ... and im happy with the diffrence =)

I know this doesnt have much to do with your question.. but i thought you might be interested in it =) here is a link to the benifits of Flax seed

http://www.flaxcouncil.ca/english/index.php?p =g1&mp=nutrition

My opinion is to take it as recommended on the label. If it were truly okay to sprinkle it onto food it would probably say so.

I'm "hoping" it's fine.  I haven't found any problems with it yet, and I'd really like to keep doing it.  Metamucil in water by itself tends to make me gag because it's not the best flavor in the world.  In food, it tastes considerably better and seems to go down without my gag reflex acting up.
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Original Post by leopardrayne:

I've been taking orange "smooth" Metamucil for awhile now, and I've found that it tastes considerably better if it is mixed with something. I sprinkle a little bit on plain oatmeal for flavoring (which is actually pretty good!), and I like to mix it with cranberry juice (1 tbsp metamucil to 1/2 cup cranberry juice plus 3/4 cup water - tastes like Cran-Orange blends).

Is there anything wrong with doing this? Should I revert back to the 8-oz water with 1 tbsp metamucil?

hello everyone,

Yes, I agree that you still need lots of water----so the mix with the cranberry juice is a nice idea. That juice is good for the urinary tract or bladder infections too. Also ground flax seed is more gentle and easier on the lining of the colon.

Make sure you have other good fiber through the day as well, like raw apples or veggies. Also "Salba" which is a chia seed from Peru, is great fiber and gives you calcium and EFA's or omega fatty acids too. I put some into my breakfast protein drink every day----or you can even use it in cooking.

 

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Have you tried benefiber at all?  It's pretty easy to add to anything. Coffee, soup, oatmeal etc.  No flavor, really,  So it's pretty easy.  I agree, in all things fiber, drink tons o water.

Benefiber's more expensive, but I'll keep it in mind.  Thanks.

I used to use Metamucil Orange but I stopped because it has too much damn sugar.  In fact it really pissed me off when I realized that because everything seems to have Sugar and Salt and when I am trying to drink something good that has lots of fiber I end up adding more Sugar!!  AND you don't even get that much more Fiber if you take in a couple table spoons a day.  I started buying beans (they are 99 cents dry) and cooking them in the crock pot and making sure i eat one serving a day. I get more Fiber and more health benefits any way for basically the same exact cost.  There is a brand of Metamucil type stuff that has no sugar but it tastes like ass and is nearly impossible to drink so let me save you the ten bucks that lesson cost me.  So the bottom line is Metamucil is a waste of time (2 table spoons has 90 calories WTF?!?) and things like Beans and apples are better and just as cost effective.

 

However, taking in some Metamucil before you drink and then having some in the morning seems to be the magic cure to hang overs.

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