I've read almost all of the PH coffee/creamer related posts --- but I haven't specifically seen the answer to this question . . . do any of you drink regular coffee creamer? I just discovered the coconut milk/oil/egg combo recipe on PH this a.m. and I will definitely try making it but I miss/crave regular coffee creamer or cream. My hubby uses regular creamer and as I read the ingredients for it this morning (International Delights Cinnabon flavor) it had water, sugar, palm oil, Sodium Caseinate, Dipotassium Phosphate, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Mono and Diglycerides, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Carrageenan, Salt. Now, I know that a lot of these ingredients are artificial/man-made but are they really "bad" for you? My stomach says yes because after drinking 1/2 cup of coffee w/ the creamer this morning - it is already super upset.
I know I will probably get a lot of "Why are you even trying to drink that stuff?" replies but I truly miss dairy and coffee creamer. The idea that it is made from palm oil and not soybean oil (which makes me super sick) was very appealing to me.
- As a background - I found out last March that I have Celiac. I also have slowly made the realization that I can't have any grains - i.e. corn, rice, soy - in addition to wheat. I converted over to the Paleo lifestyle in February '11 in an effort to try improve my immune system. Until I made the switch, I didn't realize how much sugar and dairy were affecting me - now when I have them, I don't feel like myself and my stomach gets upset. I eat very Paleo foods - meat, Paleo-approved veggies and fruit. I used to be a complete "foodie" but that has pretty much disappeared and I just eat to survive with no real "joy" in cooking anymore.