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Are Quest Bars considered Paleo?

by 205 · September 13, 2012 at 01:32 AM

Hi

I have heard these bars are ok for those who follow a fairly strict paleo diet

http://www.questproteinbar.com/

Just wondering what experience people have had with them.

Have you found them a good meal replacement?

Do they make you crave more sugar?

Is the dairy in the whey in anyway detrimental if you are following strict no grain/no dairy paelo?

Thank you!

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13928 · October 13, 2011 at 02:28 AM

Any food that's processed, like these are, is generally not considered paleo.

Anything with dairy, like these have, is not really considered paleo.

Anything with added sweeteners, like these have, is definitely not considered paleo.

Anything with legumes (peanuts), as these have, is absolutely not paleo.

These are NOT a meal replacement.

These are not paleo.

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2528 · October 13, 2011 at 02:13 AM

This is the difference between low carb Paleo and Aktins .... Low carb paleo is about WHOLE FOOD. This why it is superior to aktins and works better. It's not just a diet, it's a lifestyle.

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12804 · October 13, 2011 at 12:45 AM

They are junk........

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25189 · October 13, 2011 at 01:52 AM

Not by me......

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2215 · October 13, 2011 at 04:30 PM

Our ancestors have been eating Quest Bars for hundreds of thousands of years.

No, wait, I'm thinking of quail eggs. Never mind.

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204 · September 13, 2012 at 01:32 AM

The sucralose is the biggest offender IMO. They claim it's the safest sweetener but an animal study by Duke showed otherwise and from an anecdotal standpoint, splenda makes me feel sick in ways that stevia & even erythritol never do.

"a Duke University study conducted on rats (funded by The Sugar Association[21]) shows that at sucralose consumption levels of 1.1 mg/kg (below the FDA 'safe' level) to 11 mg/kg, throughout a 12-week administration of Splenda exerted numerous adverse effects, including reduction in beneficial fecal microflora, increased fecal pH, and enhanced expression levels of P-gp, CYP3A4, and CYP2D1, which are known to limit the bioavailability of nutrients and orally administered drugs.[22]" - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Splenda

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5100 · October 13, 2011 at 03:52 AM

Here is a better alternative:

Boil and mash some sweet potatoes.

Mix with some crushed Brazil nuts, unsweented cocoa powder, cinnamon, blueberries, and cranberries. Mix 1 tbsp of coconut oil or some coconut milk, and heat up in microwave.

Spray some Stevia powder or liquid Stevia. You basically have a sweet potato pie or a filling.

This is my dessert from now on, after giving up protein bars and pork rinds for good.

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1404 · October 13, 2011 at 05:54 PM

Of course not, but don't worry, you're not missing much.

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118 · October 13, 2011 at 05:23 PM

What about the Tanka Bar? http://www.tankabars.com/

I would love more variety in these, and a cheaper price. Maybe make some with Coconut, and dark chocolate bits (or nibs?) I am sure there are some other good ideas to make these a bit more, but less expensive than the buffalo.

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11049 · October 13, 2011 at 04:07 AM

Not paleo at all, but if you choose to eat them then you do. As I tell my son 'you better make sure the juice is worth the squeeze' ;)

Lots of people have given alternatives so I will share my 'energy bar' alternative: mix liquid coconut oil with shredded coconut and maybe some chopped dried cherries or other dried fruit or some chopped nuts, pour into a flat bottomed container, chill in fridge until solid, then cut into bite sized pieces, eat a few of these and in a few minutes great energy as your body burns the readily available good fat for energy.

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2166 · October 13, 2011 at 12:17 AM

I don't eat them because of the sucralose. Someone on here said that there's a new sucralose-free version, but I haven't been able to find it. Even if sucralose-free, I'd question what they use to sweeten them now.

I think it's best to train your taste buds to not want that sweetness at all.

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