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An excited newbie...think I found an awesome Paleo product!

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 31, 2012 at 4:24 PM

I found these at Bed, Bath and Beyond of all places! They were $14.99 but used the 20% off coupon. Please tell me these are Paleo because I am excited to use these as hot cereal, toppings, out of the bag, etc. The ingredients on the first one is Flaxseed, cocoa, strawberries and blueberries. The other is Flaxseed, almonds, brazil nuts, walnuts, corn starch, co-enzyme Q10. That's all the ingredients listed. No sugars or oils. I am a Paleo newbie but I have done elimination diets and the Clean diet before. I like Paleo much better at this point. So what you think? Would they work?

Well phooey..I can't add the picture I had of the product because I am a new user. Let's see if I can link to a pic of the product here.

2f0bef2f551a38a956b19bd7a2d8b06a

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on January 01, 2013
at 09:17 PM

If a book recommended it and you are comfortable with it then go for it. Personally, though, I believe the body should absorb vitamins, minerals, etc. from the food itself as the whole food contains nutrients necessary for absorption. I don't believe in supplements, but I know many people would disagree with my idea. It's your choice.

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on December 31, 2012
at 04:31 PM

That is a good point about the corn starch. I figured it would be miniscule in the scheme of things at 1% but I will have to think about that bag. I opened the other one and I really liked the taste. About the CoQ10, my Practical Paleo book recommended it as a supplement so I thought it was okay on a Paleo diet. No?

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on December 31, 2012
at 04:29 PM

Yeah! I can link. I put a link to their website for pic of product.

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3491e51730101b18724dc57c86601173

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on January 02, 2013
at 02:31 AM

I like to have control over the ingredients I eat.

You can make your own Paleo breakfast "cereal". Here's one I like: http://www.marmaladeandmileposts.com/archives/21240. (Skip the xylitol and use the Paleo sweetener of your choice).

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on December 31, 2012
at 05:18 PM

If you're going to eat anything with corn, make sure it's non-GMO. If it doesn't say "NO GMOs" or "organic" on the label, don't eat it!

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on January 02, 2013
at 03:06 AM

Looks fine to me, even the cornstarch (which is really just starch, highly processed originating from corn, starch is paleo).

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on December 31, 2012
at 05:33 PM

I have a question, is flaxseed Paleo? I didn't think it was...

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on December 31, 2012
at 04:28 PM

Corn starch, as you might have guessed, is made from corn. It's probably not the best if you're trying to eat a clean paleo diet. There are a lot of really good cereal alternative products out there that use seeds and dried fruit that I'm sure would be comparable. Steve's Original is a company that sells that and a lot of other paleo friendly snacks or meals that might give you some more options. I plan on trying their bars and cereals next, but usually I just order a bunch of their MRE's since I'm in the military and they're great for when I can't buy my own food.

http://stevesoriginal.com/

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on December 31, 2012
at 04:27 PM

The first product is good and sounds awesome. What I am concerned about is the corn starch in the second product (and I'm not sure about the co-enzyme Q10, though I'm sure our ancestors wouldn't stumble upon this isolated ingredient in nature). Corn is actually a grain, not really a vegetable. The other ingredients are good though.

9bf0cd801ab042614fe6c9a3adbedd2d

on December 31, 2012
at 04:31 PM

That is a good point about the corn starch. I figured it would be miniscule in the scheme of things at 1% but I will have to think about that bag. I opened the other one and I really liked the taste. About the CoQ10, my Practical Paleo book recommended it as a supplement so I thought it was okay on a Paleo diet. No?

2f0bef2f551a38a956b19bd7a2d8b06a

(147)

on January 01, 2013
at 09:17 PM

If a book recommended it and you are comfortable with it then go for it. Personally, though, I believe the body should absorb vitamins, minerals, etc. from the food itself as the whole food contains nutrients necessary for absorption. I don't believe in supplements, but I know many people would disagree with my idea. It's your choice.

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on December 31, 2012
at 05:51 PM

flaxseeds are paleo and delicious. I stay far far away from any corn.

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