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6 Whey-Free Protein Bars to Try

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No way to WHEY!

Earlier this year I realized that I had serious bloating issues whenever I ate Whey (TMI) However it made absolutely no sense because it was supposed to safe for people who are lactose free…

Cue Detective Sam – I soon discovered an article on milk protein intolerance and it all made sense. Whey is made from the milk protein isolate which is what my body can’t handle.

So if you are suffering from severe bloating after eating Whey as well as any other source of dairy, you too may actually have a milk protein intolerance instead of the commonly heard of lactose intolerance or milk allergy.

What’s even crazier is if you have a milk protein intolerance you may also suffer from anemia, which I do! REMINDER: I’m not a real Dr. Sam so while my father wishes otherwise, please consult with a professional before making any serious changes to your diet.

Anyways… back to the protein bars! So the other day when @fit_pham posted about different types of protein bars, I thought I would do some of my own investigating and find Whey-Free, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER Protein Bar because they are often far and few in-between.

Some were good, some were great and some were HORRIBLE!
These are my Top 6 FAVORITES!
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*Please note this research was done with only trying Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bars! If you are looking for other favors, I’d also recommend RXBAR Protein Bars because they are seriously delicious and are made with few ingredients and are all natural!

And if you’d like to learn more about Milk Protein Intolerance please read below and explore all that Google has to offer 🙂

Milk protein intolerance

Milk protein intolerance is thought to affect well over 40% of the population. Milk (protein) intolerance causes a delayed response, taking up to 3 days to cause symptoms, and can result in a wide range of chronic symptoms such as irritable bowel (IBS), bloating, constipation, migraines, headaches, runny nose, sinusitis, lethargy, skin rashes, eczema and low mood. These delayed reactions to milk proteins are easily tested for by measuring milk-specific IgG antibodies in blood. This food-specific IgG test does not test for milk allergy or lactose intolerance though and it is not available on the NHS.

If you have milk allergy or milk protein intolerance then you should avoid all animal milks as the milks from cows, sheep and goats are all very similar. However, if you have lactose intolerance then you can try lactose free cow’s milk; remember though that a lot of people suffer from both lactose intolerance and milk protein intolerance together. Luckily now there are many different alternatives to milk, as well as lactose free milk, appearing on our shelves which make managing milk intolerance and milk allergy a lot easier. There are also stringent regulations for labeling of processed foods which means that if milk or milk proteins have been used in the process then it should say on the label; checking labels is very important when it comes to allergies and intolerance.

2 comments on “6 Whey-Free Protein Bars to Try

  1. I am excited to try the square bars! I haven’t yet but have 2 to take on my trip to Yosemite this weekend 😉

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