The Paleo List Answers:IS COOL WHIP PALEO?
What is Cool Whip?
Cool Whip is actually a whipped dairy product – an imitation whipped cream. It actually contains a bit of dairy in the form of skim milk and a touch of cream. It became popular in the 60’s and is the most eaten brand of whipped topping in the U.S. So what is it? Check out the ingredients.
Ingredients in Cool Whip: WATER, HYDROGENATED VEGETABLE OIL (COCONUT & PALM KERNEL OILS), HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, CORN SYRUP, SKIM MILK, CONTAINS LESS THAN 2% OF LIGHT CREAM, SODIUM CASEINATE, NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR, XANTHAN AND GUAR GUMS, POLYSORBATE 60, SORBITAN MONOSTEARATE, SODIUM POLYPHOSPHATE, BETA CAROTENE (COLOR). CONTAINS: MILK.
It’s a food product! (Not a food!) Loaded with everyone’s favorite enemies: hydrogenated vegetable oil and high fructose corn syrup, Cool Whip is packed with trans fats and blood sugar-spiking glucose. Not cool, guys, not cool.
Is Cool Whip Paleo?
No! You guessed it – even though it might seem like it would be a dairy-free alternative to homemade whipped cream, it isn’t! Cool Whip is definitely NOT Paleo, and it isn’t remotely close to being real food. If you’re going to “cheat” on your Paleo diet, it’s much better to cheat with real full-fat (grass-fed) whipped cream.
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