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by 0 · August 17, 2014 at 10:10 PM

Greetings, i had one question. A friend of mine wanted to start the paleo diet after he saw most of the effects it had on me and he asked me if the protein powder supplements are actually paleo. My answer wasn't clear if it is or not, i just... (more)

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Tin 0 · August 16, 2014 at 6:16 PM

Protein powder is not paleo. It is not real food. It is a manufactured, processed, sometimes synthetically generated, ingestible product. Would your great-grandmother recognize protein powder as food? I doubt it. Protein powder also fails the... (more)

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by 0 · June 21, 2014 at 10:05 PM

Hi!The Honest Food Company is a small enterprise with big dreams looking to service the Paleo community. They specialise in raw real-food protein bars and shakes. All of their food is grain-free, dairy-free, and contains no added sugar.They are... (more)

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by 2293 · June 13, 2014 at 9:07 AM

I'm all about whole food snacks for on the go: boiled eggs, home made jerky, fruits, avocados etc etc. I am also a huge believer that you should consume mostly (if not all) whole foods everyday in order to obtain and maintain your best possible... (more)

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moors 0 · June 13, 2014 at 9:05 AM

Will you combine it with things like grass fed lard/beef tallow, animal phosphatidyl choline and phosphatidyl serine, zinc, selenium and animal form b vitamins to compensate for what is lacking from what our species ate in most of the evolution... (more)

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by 540 · April 03, 2014 at 3:38 PM

I like to have some convenient options in the house for breakfast/lunch and have found that shakes aren't a bad way to supplement on the random days I am too lazy or busy for... everything. I recently tested positive for allergies to both... (more)

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Desmond 0 · April 01, 2014 at 3:50 PM

I believe 100% Whey Isolate would be fine if you just have an egg/casein intolerance. Optimum Nutrition is a good company and sells it for a fair price...check AMAZON. I think part of Paleo is adapting it to your situation...yes a steak is... (more)

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by 0 · January 14, 2014 at 3:58 PM

Hemp protein powder

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Robert_13 0 · January 14, 2014 at 3:58 PM

I don't know, can you? I can't, it causes me massive gastric distress, it makes my stomach bubble up & I get huge unhuman burps, I find eating carbs helps settle it but I will never eat the stuff again I think my stomach has an... (more)

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by 0 · January 06, 2014 at 10:01 PM

So alright, there is one pea protein powder on the market that is far too espensive for me that claims that during the process of extracting the protein from the peas, the antinutrients are removed, thus, it is "paleo friendly" (or in reality,... (more)

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Iain 0 · January 06, 2014 at 9:48 PM

@ron231 can I ask what pea protein you use?

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by 0 · January 06, 2014 at 10:01 PM

So alright, there is one pea protein powder on the market that is far too espensive for me that claims that during the process of extracting the protein from the peas, the antinutrients are removed, thus, it is "paleo friendly" (or in reality,... (more)

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Iain 0 · January 06, 2014 at 9:48 PM

@ron231 can I ask what pea protein you use?

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by 0 · October 03, 2013 at 3:35 PM

I've been reading Cordain's Paleo for Athletes. He recommends eating a high-carb meal 2 to 3 hours prior to a long (90+ minute) workout. That meal should contain some protein, however. He suggests adding some protein powder to a high carb meal.... (more)

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jmconner 0 · October 03, 2013 at 3:35 PM

@greymouser -- Not that it matters, but I've heard/watched Cordain talk about his work. There's something about his demeanor that rubs me wrong. So as I'm reading his book, I keep picturing this sort of egotistical guy and it makes me less eager... (more)

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by 0 · September 20, 2013 at 5:05 PM

Whey?

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PaleoPrince 0 · September 20, 2013 at 5:05 PM

I use organic egg white protein powder, for supplementation and faux paleo baking purposes

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by 5 · September 13, 2013 at 8:10 PM

I usually take a very clean organic hemp protein, the only ingredient in it is organic hemp protein, though not the best source of protein often times its the easiest thing to stomach post workout and quick to eat while my IF window is closing... (more)

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samc 0 · September 13, 2013 at 8:10 PM

I have a large container of Protein powder sitting mostly unused. The less processed something is the better I consider it. Although Carrageenan is natural, how is it extracted and processed? I imagine different sources do it differently. I'd... (more)

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

Hi, I??ve been reading a lot of posts about paleo-accepted, paleo-friendly etc. protein powder, since I??ve been thinking to include a protein shake after my work-out. I do crossfit 3 times a week and and follow the paleo diet. After all this... (more)

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GruffaloUnchained 0 · August 16, 2013 at 2:49 PM

I think the anti supplement jive is hippy bullshit at this point. Is it paleo? No, but neither is heart surgery or wearing hoodies. We shouldn't ask did paleolithic people take whey protein, we should ask the following: Does whey protein... (more)

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by 2302 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

Let's keep it simple... So fat inhibits absorption of protein. Coconut milk has a lot of fat. If I made my protein shakes with coconut milk, would the fat from the coconut milk inhibit the absorption of the protein powder? I KNOW it's better to... (more)

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August 0 · July 23, 2013 at 5:23 PM

This is a timing issue. Post workout- carbs + protein = success! On days off, your coconut milk + protein powder may be a helpful way to get your protein in for that day. Your body will still be able to utilize that protein. Presumably, it will... (more)

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by 5 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

I'm a trying to gain muscle and I just dont have the appetite to eat the amount of protein I need. I'm allergic to whey protein and I don't do well with egg protein either. Sometimes I use gelatin as a protein supplement but too much of it doesn't... (more)

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whistlerski 0 · June 12, 2013 at 1:55 AM

well white potatoes do contain anti nutrients, i don't remember the name of them off the top of my head. Some people feel that potatoes are acceptable, while others don't. conventionally grown potatoes are typically subjected to a pretty large... (more)

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by 103 · September 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM

Hi, I've been on paleo for about 2 months now but have maintained the dairy in my diet. Once I finish my current stock of Kerrygold I'm going to try dropping dairy for 30 days. Currently I only consume dairy in the form of butter for cooking,... (more)

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Lazza 0 · May 11, 2013 at 3:51 PM

er..., what sort of difference are you looking for? If you have dairy (casein/whey..) sensitivity then totally removing dairy from your diet will stop the production of antibodies. This means you should see an improvement in a variety of... (more)

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by 55 · September 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM

Of all the healthy eating communities out there, I figured that Paleo eaters wouldn't consider protein powders at all. Yet I see a lot of talk about them on this site and ads for PaleoPro protein powder on many Paleo blogs. Why is this substance... (more)

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greymouser 0 · April 25, 2013 at 4:09 PM

There isn't a categorical, paleo love affair with protein powder, in my humble opinion. Many of us, myself included, will happily rant about how protein powder -- an uber-processed, processed food -- is never ideologically paleo, regardless of... (more)

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by 40 · September 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM

I apologize for my wall of text in advance :) This is my first post here at paleohacks, although I've probably spent a few cumulative weeks here trying to find answers for all of my questions from the most basic, "Is insert random food item here... (more)

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Mash 0 · April 24, 2013 at 8:48 AM

Have a look at http://www.cronometer.com which will help in working out the protein content of actual foods. This was my day yesterday and the eggs, salmon, steak on their own came to around 136g of protein. The only reasons I can think someone... (more)

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:06 PM

I use the Fat Flush Protein powder in my smoothies. What's your opinion on it? I like it, but I am not sure if it's pure Paleo? Thanks ahead of time! http://www.unikeyhealth.com/product/fat_flush_body_protein (more)

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Linds 0 · April 04, 2013 at 4:27 PM

IMO It's not paleo simply based on the fact that it says Fat Flush in the title :P Ingredients: Pea protein concentrate, Rice protein concentrate, French vanilla extract, guar gum, inulin, and stevia. Pea protein = legume (not paleo) Rice... (more)

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by 5 · September 16, 2014 at 8:06 PM

curious to know what other people think of this stuff? - would this be considered for real 100% paleo? i eat mainly whole foods but still can't kick the whole protein shake thing...saw this stuff on truenutrition.com and... (more)

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greymouser 0 · March 27, 2013 at 4:58 PM

Any isolated protein powders are not ideologically paleo. They are the apotheosis of processed foods. But, if you've decided to include protein powders in your diet, this one doesn't look too terrible, ingredient-wise: Egg White Protein,... (more)

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by 90 · September 16, 2014 at 8:06 PM

Hi there, I am an active male exercising about five days a week, three of which are heavy weight lifting sessions that include a lot of compound exercises and the other two are my rock climbing (bouldering) days. I was diagnosed with a type of... (more)

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RK 0 · March 25, 2013 at 1:10 AM

I don't have a diagnosed joint problem, just the beginnings of middle age, lol. I can tell you that dairy especially makes my joints flare. I know that people with "dairy intolerance" are recommended to take protein shakes made with whey... (more)

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by 1974 · September 16, 2014 at 8:05 PM

I am moving to West Africa July 1st. Breakfast and dinner will be cooked for me and most likely will be rice and sauce, which is great. My issue is lunch... I will be buying it from a market for the first 3 months that I live there (there is not... (more)

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Albert83BCN 0 · March 15, 2013 at 1:09 PM

For convenience, you could just try some of the most reputable brands of Whey Protein typically used by the bodybuilding community. See bodybuidling.com shop or similar. I have tried chocolate flavour from may brands like Optimum Nutrition,... (more)

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by 15 · September 16, 2014 at 8:03 PM

Is this considered Paleo approved? Thanks!

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greymouser 0 · February 22, 2013 at 3:48 PM

You will get various answers. The hardline answer is absolutely "no". Protein isolates, "drinking your food", and highly processed foods are not paleo. However, a softer line approach would be to look at the ingredients and see if you can fit it... (more)

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by 8042 · September 16, 2014 at 7:59 PM

I generally try to stay away from protien powders, but I have a recipe that calls for it (I'm OK with dairy). So today at Whole Foods I found their 365 brand Whey Protein Powder. It doesn't have any sweeteners, except "sweet dairy whey". (I... (more)

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Dylan_Brown 0 · December 12, 2012 at 10:29 AM

I'm certain this would not be FF-legal. It is lactose--which is milk sugar. The whey protein we use in our smoothies is the PROTEIN component of the whey, while this sweet product is the lactose (sugar) component of whey.

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by 1200 · September 16, 2014 at 7:55 PM

I lift weights x5 a week and typically end my workout with a nice grass-fed, certified rBGH-free whey protein powder. Later in the day, I've been adding a plant-based, soy-free protein powder made from pea protein isolate, brown rice protein... (more)

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dzone 0 · October 04, 2012 at 4:40 PM

Meat. All done. That's my answer. You don't need more than 1gm/lb of protein even to be a larger bodybuilder. Go to T-Nation or Iron Radio and check out Dr. Lonnie Lowery's stuff on protein consumption. You need lots of calories to get big... (more)

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by 5 · September 16, 2014 at 7:53 PM

Is carnivores protein ok? It says it is grain and whey free and is made with steak.

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Shawn_7 0 · October 20, 2013 at 6:59 PM

For someone who doesn't tolerate whey protein whatsoever, I must say that my body digests this with ease. Loving it so far.

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by 35 · September 16, 2014 at 7:52 PM

So, I understand that Real Food > Protein Powder is something most of you would suggest. Putting that aside, I would like to know what you guys think of this protein powder. http://www.swansonvitamins.com/SWU477/ItemDetail I am going to probably... (more)

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CD 0 · August 23, 2012 at 6:52 PM

First flag, the site does not provide any detail in to which type of whey this is (until you dig down and realize is whey concentrate Second flag, 17g is a little low Third flag, fat/cholesterol ratio is off (should be 25/1 - 33/1 is high makes... (more)