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Is this the closest thing to a dairy-free, low-carb Paleo protein bar out of the box?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 15, 2012 at 5:51 AM

http://www.amazon.com/PaleoLife-Paleo-Bars-Premium-Cocoa-Nut/dp/B008ODIFCA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1347675954&sr=8-1&keywords=paleolife+paleo+bar

I know paleo protein bars are a bit taboo, but if you have margin for minimal processing, this is all organic, 17g protein from nuts & seeds, 6g sugar from honey. It sounds pretty similar to Mark's Primal energy bar recipe: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-energy-bar-redux/

Update: As VB mentioned, they have organic rice protein. I talked to the company and it's white rice (they're aware of the antinutrient issue with brown.)

Disclaimer: I have no affiliation with or financial interest in Amazon or the merchant.

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on September 15, 2012
at 07:13 PM

"You already know that any bar is not Paleo" says who?

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on September 15, 2012
at 05:31 PM

Source: http://towncenterwellness.com/resources-products/gluten-free/what-is-gluten-sensitivityintoleranceceliac-disease/ and my stomach - I react to all grains, rice included

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on September 15, 2012
at 04:59 PM

I talked to the company: they use white rice. As for the "any amount of grain (especially protein) can do the damage" would you mind sourcing that? I have extreme gluten sensitivity, which is the reason I went to a organic non-GMO rice-heavy diet (before I went to stricter more traditional Paleo). The reason I would suggest removing organic white rice has to do with 1) going low-carb, 2) minimizing gut fermentation from starches if you have leaky gut, and 3) overall difficulty some have with digesting starches. I don't believe gluten sensitivity has anything to do with this.

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on September 15, 2012
at 04:58 PM

I talked to the company: they use white rice. As for the "any amount of grain (especially protein) can do the damage" would you mind sourcing that? I have extreme gluten sensitivity, which is the reason I went to a organic non-GMO rice-heavy diet (before I went to stricter more traditional Paleo). The reason I would suggest removing organic white rice has to do with 1) going low-carb, 2) minimizing gut fermentation from starches if you have leaky gut, and 3) difficulty digesting starches if you have leaky gut. I don't believe gluten sensitivity has anything to do with this.

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on September 15, 2012
at 04:51 PM

I talked to the company: they use white rice. As for the "ny amount of grain (especially protein) can do the damage" would you mind sourcing that? I have extreme gluten sensitivity, which is the reason I went to a organic non-GMO rice-heavy diet (before I went to stricter more traditional Paleo). The reason I would suggest removing organic white rice has to do with 1) going low-carb, 2) minimizing gut fermentation from starches if you have leaky gut, and 3) difficulty digesting starches if you have leaky gut. I don't believe gluten sensitivity has anything to do with this.

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at 08:09 AM

Joey, to people who are gluten-sensitive any amount of grain (especially protein) can do the damage. It is not about antinutrient, it is about grain sensitivity. Some people are allergic/sensitive to nuts, but tons of people (even without knowing it) are sensitive to grains. You already know that any bar is not Paleo. So nuts and berries would be a perfect snack.

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at 07:09 AM

Thanks I did miss that. However, I'm not sure why low amounts of organic rice would be a red flag if nuts and seeds aren't. They all have some antinutrient content in the bran/hull, so if they're using white rice protein it's conceivable the nuts/seeds might be the greater offender. I did bring this up with the company on their fb page so we'll see what they say!

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on September 15, 2012
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Joey, look at the ingredients. It has organic rice protein!!!

The closest thing to a dairy-free low carb Paleo protein bar is beef jerkey (soy/preservatives/additives/wheat free). I have not found one yet like that.

So maybe you can dry your own in a dehydrator. Same goes for vegetable chips.

I personally snack on raw veggies.

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on September 15, 2012
at 07:09 AM

Thanks I did miss that. However, I'm not sure why low amounts of organic rice would be a red flag if nuts and seeds aren't. They all have some antinutrient content in the bran/hull, so if they're using white rice protein it's conceivable the nuts/seeds might be the greater offender. I did bring this up with the company on their fb page so we'll see what they say!

B6400137b7a50279de74a24a2e08ae7f

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on September 15, 2012
at 04:58 PM

I talked to the company: they use white rice. As for the "any amount of grain (especially protein) can do the damage" would you mind sourcing that? I have extreme gluten sensitivity, which is the reason I went to a organic non-GMO rice-heavy diet (before I went to stricter more traditional Paleo). The reason I would suggest removing organic white rice has to do with 1) going low-carb, 2) minimizing gut fermentation from starches if you have leaky gut, and 3) difficulty digesting starches if you have leaky gut. I don't believe gluten sensitivity has anything to do with this.

B6400137b7a50279de74a24a2e08ae7f

(225)

on September 15, 2012
at 04:59 PM

I talked to the company: they use white rice. As for the "any amount of grain (especially protein) can do the damage" would you mind sourcing that? I have extreme gluten sensitivity, which is the reason I went to a organic non-GMO rice-heavy diet (before I went to stricter more traditional Paleo). The reason I would suggest removing organic white rice has to do with 1) going low-carb, 2) minimizing gut fermentation from starches if you have leaky gut, and 3) overall difficulty some have with digesting starches. I don't believe gluten sensitivity has anything to do with this.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on September 15, 2012
at 05:31 PM

Source: http://towncenterwellness.com/resources-products/gluten-free/what-is-gluten-sensitivityintoleranceceliac-disease/ and my stomach - I react to all grains, rice included

2e6e673ce3eb647407d260d4d57a731b

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on September 15, 2012
at 07:13 PM

"You already know that any bar is not Paleo" says who?

B6400137b7a50279de74a24a2e08ae7f

(225)

on September 15, 2012
at 04:51 PM

I talked to the company: they use white rice. As for the "ny amount of grain (especially protein) can do the damage" would you mind sourcing that? I have extreme gluten sensitivity, which is the reason I went to a organic non-GMO rice-heavy diet (before I went to stricter more traditional Paleo). The reason I would suggest removing organic white rice has to do with 1) going low-carb, 2) minimizing gut fermentation from starches if you have leaky gut, and 3) difficulty digesting starches if you have leaky gut. I don't believe gluten sensitivity has anything to do with this.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on September 15, 2012
at 08:09 AM

Joey, to people who are gluten-sensitive any amount of grain (especially protein) can do the damage. It is not about antinutrient, it is about grain sensitivity. Some people are allergic/sensitive to nuts, but tons of people (even without knowing it) are sensitive to grains. You already know that any bar is not Paleo. So nuts and berries would be a perfect snack.

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