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Is Sunwarrior Protein Powder Allowed on the Paleo Diet? Ingredients listed

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  • Is Sunwarrior Protein Powder Allowed on the Paleo Diet? Ingredients listed

    I've used this protein powder for a long time and love it, but I'm starting the Paleo eating style now and I would like to know if I can continue with this product or if I need to discontinue its use.

    Sunwarrior Rice Protein Powder is a raw, vegan protein source and the ingredients read as:

    Ingredients: Raw sprouted whole grain brown rice protein, Vanilla, Pectin, Xanthan, Stevia

    This is what the website says about it:

    A Great Tasting Smooth Plant-Based Protein for an Unrivaled Fitness Lifestyle

    Sunwarrior Classic Protein uses an old world process, combining the endosperm and bran from raw sprouted whole grain brown rice, to create the first completely hypoallergenic protein, containing all essential and non-essential amino acids in a perfectly balanced profile. Sunwarrior Classic Protein has the highest amount of (non soy) raw, whole-grain sprouted, vegan protein of any product available.

    •A great tasting plant-based protein with a silky smooth texture that blends easily without the chalky or grainy texture found in other vegetable based proteins.
    •A 98% correlation rate to Mother’s Milk and a 98.2% digestion efficiency, one of the highest digestibility and efficiency ratings of any other protein sources (compared to whey and soy).
    •Highest Net Protein Utilization score of any plant-based protein and the highest ratio of amino acids converted to proteins.
    •Uses neither chemicals nor acid hydrolysis. Uses organic enzymes and the process is 100% Organic Compliant.
    •Naturally rich in vitamins and minerals, contains high amounts of antioxidants, tocopherols, tocotrienols, and other essential nutrients such as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, phosphorous, iron, and potassium.
    •Increases absorption and effectiveness of vitamins and minerals.
    •Easily digested by infants, the elderly, and adults. The World Health Organization may be using Sunwarrior Classic Protein in the future to feed malnourished individuals.
    •Clinical studies show the balanced nutritional profile of rice helps to maintain and control insulin levels.
    •Additional clinical studies show that Sunwarrior Classic Protein has cholesterol lowering potential and the USDA is currently using Sunwarrior Classic Protein in trials to see if it may help control high blood pressure.

    Thank you in advance for your help!!

  • #2
    Ingredients: Raw sprouted whole grain brown rice protein, Vanilla, Pectin, Xanthan, Stevia
    Allowed? Not strictly. But if it floats your boat go for it.
    carl's cave


    • #3
      Thanks Carl. I like to use it in my smoothies, but was willing to give it up if the raw sprouted whole grain brown rice protein would cause a problem with, I believe it would be insulin.

      Just curious, does it make a difference good or bad that the brown rice is raw and sprouted?


      • #4
        Someone with more info than me would be better to comment on sprouting. I've avoided bothering researching it because I'd rather just avoid it as a whole. However, I do believe it's one of those things that makes it "less bad...but still bad"

        Anyway it looks mostly like some protein and a lot of flavor and sweetner...and thickener (pectin) to make it look like it's doing more than it actually is. You could consider replacing it altogether with a raw egg and some vanilla extract.
        carl's cave


        • #5
          I'll let someone else tackle the actual question. But, my advice is to cut it for 30 days. Then, reintroduce it into your diet and see how it makes you feel. That's the best way to to test something.

          On the subject of protein powders in general, I'd say get rid of it and eat a steak.