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Old 12-08-2006, 03:12 AM   #1
Damien Thompson
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Is it paleo or not?


I use to down a bunch of dextrose with a protein shake after training so now that i changed my diet to a more paleo way of eating what would be a good replacement for the post-exercise carbs for recovery.

I've read some stuff and some people are against and some are for ingesting carbs/protein after training. I personally think that the recovery benefits from ingesting carbs and protein after training are worth whatever negative benefits they have on hormone status, ... so back to the main question....

Is honey a good alternative, or is there a better solution??
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Old 12-08-2006, 05:13 AM   #2
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I don't know much about what you are asking, but if you do go the honey route, I'd go with raw, unpasteurized honey such as they have here: http://www.grasslandbeef.com/Categor...honey+products
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Old 12-08-2006, 06:31 AM   #3
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I'd second Chris.

I'd also consider whole food instead.
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Old 12-08-2006, 06:35 AM   #4
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To answer the question, yes honey is Paleo. That said, it is still not something to consume any major quantity of given it's high sugar content. Paleo doesn't necessarily make it good for you.

I prefer the whole food route following a workout too. Just finished my PWO meal of 1/2lb goat liver with onions and sauerkraut and a sweet potato with 1 tbsp coconut oil and some cinnamon. Polishing off the macadamias now. The people at work think I'm odd. One lady said "You're eating that for breakfast!??!"
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Old 12-08-2006, 11:00 AM   #5
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Typical honey analysis

* Fructose: 38%
* Glucose: 31%
* Sucrose: 1%
* Water: 17%
* Other sugars: 9% (maltose, melezitose)
* Ash: 0.17%
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Old 12-09-2006, 08:38 AM   #6
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Typical honey analysis

* Fructose: 38%
* Glucose: 31%
* Sucrose: 1%
* Water: 17%
* Other sugars: 9% (maltose, melezitose)
* Ash: 0.17%
Nice info Kevin. Way too much fructose to make honey a good PWO carb source. Essentially the same break down as table sugar.
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