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Sunwarrior Protein Powder, is it acceptable on a paleo lifestyle?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 15, 2012 at 12:42 AM

I add this to my breakfast most mornings. I'm curious to its Paleo integrity.

  • Made from Bio-Fermented Sprouted Whole Grain Brown Rice
  • Non-GMO
  • Hypo-Allergenic
  • Complete Amino-Acid Profile

OK, I love the stuff. It tastes great and I feel pretty good having it. I don't know anyone else that has tried it, and I want to know if it can be a healthy addition to the Paleo diet.

So, please scrutinize...

Here's more info on it - http://www.sunwarrior.com.au/sun-warrior-protein-powder-info.php

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on July 15, 2012
at 03:30 AM

Thanks, great answer.

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on July 15, 2012
at 01:16 AM

Two reasons why not:

Firstly, rice. Even sprouted, rice is not paleo.

Secondly, it's protein powder, not real food. This goes against a lot of the core concepts and philosophy of paleo.

I also believe (but I could be wrong here) that rice by itself is not a complete protein, so if this powder provides a complete amino acid profile it means it's been processed/manipulated in some way -- also not paleo.

However -- if this is the best way for you to live 90% paleo and live healthily, keep it in your diet. It's better to be mostly paleo and have a well rounded diet than to be compliant but start your day without protein.

Alternatives -- Try removing it from your diet for a month and see what happens. You could replace it with pasteurized egg whites (also borderline paleo due to the processing, but I'd argue "more" paleo than the powder), a raw egg, or simply eat meat/eggs for breakfast.

One "sort of approved" powder source would be Primal Fuel (http://primalblueprint.com/products/Primal-Fuel.html) but it is primal, not paleo (contains whey) and doesn't seem that different from the huge line-up of over-marketed protein powders. Eat real food.

46752d1f8286882dacf3f8d48a3d2089

on July 15, 2012
at 03:30 AM

Thanks, great answer.

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on July 15, 2012
at 01:23 AM

Its fine. I used rice protein powder for smoothies. Disregard someone saying this or that is not paleo. Whatevsr works for you is permissible.

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on July 15, 2012
at 01:11 AM

Heard good things about it myself. Curious as I'd like to find an approved powder source for meals in a pinch or on the go.

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on July 30, 2013
at 12:28 AM

Hey if it's sprouted it should be fine, because you can eat it raw, one of the principles of Paleo, the toxins are in the grain.

Having said that I checked what's in the protein and they combine the isolated sprouted protein with the Bran of the rice, so it may not be.

Wonder if someone from Sun Warrior would care to comment? I'm curious because I use it too.

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on September 19, 2012
at 04:09 PM

use the sunwarrior warrior blend..much better and is paleo approved because the sources come from pea, hemp and cranberry, none of which are grains..plus its raw and organic.

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