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

“Learning is the only thing the mind never exhausts, never fears, and never regrets.”

-Leonardo Da Vinci-

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I’m a 36 year old kid at heart. I reached a low point in my life where I felt like I needed to take control before I didn’t have the choice, and that’s when I decided that I needed to change my lifestyle. It’s going to be my life long goal to always achieve optimum health…I am still young after all. Here I am, over one year into my Paleo journey, and I never felt better.

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