I use the Fat Flush Protein powder in my smoothies. What's your opinion on it? I like it, but I am not sure if it's pure Paleo? Thanks ahead of time!
asked byJulie_Baugher (0)
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on April 04, 2013
at 04:27 PM
IMO It's not paleo simply based on the fact that it says Fat Flush in the title :P
Ingredients: Pea protein concentrate, Rice protein concentrate, French vanilla extract, guar gum, inulin, and stevia.
Pea protein = legume (not paleo)
Rice protein = grain (not paleo)
Guar Gum = Primarily the ground endosperm of guar beans. The guar seeds are dehusked, milled and screened to obtain it. It has been addressed here before and personally I avoid it as it bothers my stomach.
Inulin = a dietary fiber produced from plants such as chicory root and Jerusalem artichoke. Inulin has minimal impact on blood sugar, and is considered a diabetic-friendly aid in managing blood sugar. Inulin is a soluble fiber often prescribed as a prebiotic to promote healthy intestinal flora. Conversely, it is also considered a FODMAP, a class of carbohydrates which are problematic for certain individuals.
Stevia = Stevia is an herbaceous family of plants, 240 species strong, that grows in sub-tropical and tropical America
You can read more about it here. Many paleo/primal folks use it.
on April 08, 2013
at 04:59 PM
Thanks so much for responding to my question, I appreciate it! I think I already knew the answer, but had read some blogs and recipes where some "Paleo-er"s use it... What is a good protein powder to use? Hard to find in my little town!