While enjoying a spoonful of So Delicious coconut milk green tea ice cream, I decided to read the ingredients. Oi. I opened a whole new can of worms with that one. It contains guar gum, but on a happy note…it’s soy and dairy free! I have read online about guar gum not really being Paleo. For some people with IBS it apparently wrecks their stomach. Some interesting facts I found out…it’s an additive that keeps coconut milk from separating (so it looks nice), it is from the guar bean (big Paleo no-no), it helps increase viscosity of liquids, and according to WebMD…get ready…it’s used as a laxative! Oi. I need to do some other research about guar gum, but it doesn’t sound like a good option right now.
I came across this page “Paleo Guide to Food Additives“…now I know why I had to get white balsamic vinegar. I have to make some adjustments after reading this list, but that’s okay. It’s all a learning experience…and I’m all for it. 🙂 Happy reading! If you haven’t added me on twitter yet…go do it! @paleyoblog
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