Juice Plus Complete, is this Paleo? Also is this a beneficial addition to a daily diet?

Answered on October 04, 2014
Created October 03, 2014 at 7:04 PM

Just curious if this is a good option? I tried it (juice plus complete dutch chocolate) and absolutely loved it. Just not sure how beneficial it is. 

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on October 04, 2014
at 08:19 PM

Fructooligosaccharide is a type of fermentable fiber, meant to feed colon bacteria. 


I concur with CD:  it's not Paleo, because it's not a whole food.  I'm also suspicious that such a highly processed food can retain all the co-factors required for assimilation.



on October 03, 2014
at 07:36 PM

Ingredients below.  Nothing really stands out as particularly bad (although I have no idea what fructooligosaccharides are). 


To answer your question, No it's probably not "Paleo",

Is it beneficial?  Well I can't say beneficial, because it doesn't fill a void that could be easily replacedd in a whole foods diet.  Plus, it's not a meal replacement, so it's just additional consumption, at 150 calories and 10g sugar..  However, it's probably not harmful --  on a scale of Paleo to SAD, it's probably not the worst thing you could consume.





Proprietary Protein Blend [Low Processed Soy Protein, Chickpea Powder, Pea Protein, Tofu Powder (soybeans, calcium sulfate), Rice Protein], Natural Sweetener Blend (organic evaporated cane juice, fructooligosaccharides, fructose, monkfruit extract, stevia), Cocoa (processed with alkali), Proprietary Fiber Blend [Natural Gums (arabic and guar), Corn Fiber, Plant Cellulose, Inulin (from dahlia, chicory, and artichoke), Soy Fiber, Rice Bran, Apple Fiber, Pectin], Natural Flavor, Calcium (as citrate, phosphate, carbonate, ascorbate), Carrageenan, Salt, Proprietary Juice Powder Blend (pumpkin powder, pomegranate powder, spirulina powder, yucca powder), Ancient Grain Blend (broccoli sprout, alfalfa sprout, radish sprout, organic amaranth, organic quinoa, organic millet), Natural Enzyme Blend, rice maltodextrin, cornstarch, niacinamide, vitamin D2, soy lecithin, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin, thiamine mononitrate, citrus extract, vitamin B12.

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