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Final Verdict on Sugar from Fruit?

DavyKOTWF

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So some say too much sugar is too much, even if it's from fruit.
Yet others say, balderdash, sugar or fructose from fruit is okay, no matter
how much you get.

There are Frutarians that eat tons of fruit with seemingly no ill effects. It's natural. Look at Freelee Banana Girl and John Rose, just to mention two.

What's the final verdict on sugar from fruit? ? :confused:
 

Ron Brown

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It would seem to me that our evolution from being tree dwellers and eating fruit from trees we need that sugar and we thrive on fruit. It is my assumption we can eat all the fruit we want with no bad results however if we eat to much meat, dairy,wheat,and processed sugar, we become diseased. There are those that say sugar is sugar no matter where it comes from, I say your body processes natural fruit sugars different than processed cane sugar. Fruit alkalizes the body while cane sugar becomes toxic making the body fat and acidic and that artificial sweeteners makes processed cane sugar look like health food.
 

DavyKOTWF

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That seems like my gut feeling too. Eat as many fresh fruits as you want, not worrying about the fructose. ;)
 

jfh

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https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/01/02/highfructose-corn-syrup-alters-human-metabolism.aspx
  • A 2009 study from the University of California, Davis shows how a high-fructose diet can cause you to build new fat cells around your heart, liver, and digestive organs in just 10 weeks, plunging you into the early stages of diabetes and heart disease (whereas a high glucose diet did not have the same effects)
  • Excess fructose consumption is a major contributor to insulin resistance and obesity, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, liver disease, cancer, arthritis, and other diseases
  • Fructose is metabolized very differently in your body from glucose; all of the metabolic burden falls on your liver, in much the same way as for alcohol, and your body becomes a sea of toxic byproducts
  • Glucose, on the other hand, is your body’s nearly ideal source of fuel, meaning it has none of the damaging metabolic effects of fructose; glucose also suppresses your appetite, unlike fructose, which stimulates your appetite and encourages overeating and the accumulation of excess body fat
Fructose goes directly to belly fat. If you are going to eat fruit, eat the whole fruit, not the juice. The fiber will help the fructose to get through the body.

At any rate, it is important to do things in moderation.

Each sugar is digested differently. Glucose is different from fructose, for example. Also Xylitol has a larger molecule, so it can be used by diabetics in moderation of course.
 

Mike65Denver

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Believe in God. Eat His Goodies.

Stop believing in what people say and start believing in what God made and what animals eat. Humming birds and bees get all their energy from high fructose flower nectar. I get almost all my carbs from raw organic fruit and raw wildflower honey. I get 80% of my calories from carbs so that would be approximately 1 lb. of sugar/day. Plants trade carbon sugars for organic minerals with microbes. Carbon sugars and organic minerals are the fundamental basis of all life on earth. Study the Andrew Kim blogs like me and Janet did. He has a masters degree in cellular biology. He gives a technical explanation as to how sugar, not starch, protein, or fat causes a cascade of beneficial substances to flow forth energizing and healing all the bodies systems. For all you wonderful aboriginals here at this wonderful place called NatMedTalk this one is for you baby. 50ml organic raw whole cane sugar. 50 ml organic coconut flour. 10 grams Arriba raw cacao. 1 tsp. Yucca. 1 pint water. Stir and drink like me and Janet do. You'll be glad you did.
 

lift.likeadad

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fructose is fructose and should be limited...If your goal is to lose body fat and avoid insulin resistance and its associated diseases.
We live in a world of endless supplies of late summer fruit as well as tropical fruit. So we can "fatten up for the winter" year round. Not to mention all the new ways fructose is being marketed- Palm sugar, coconut palm sugar etc
Listen if you want to eat sugar- by all means, have at it
 
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As far as I know, eating fruit there's no sugar problem because then you also get the fiber which offsets the negative effects of the sugar.

But if you juice, you remove the fiber, and you get huge amounts of sugar, which is just as bad as regular sugar.

I'm no expert, but that's what I know about that.
 
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Perhaps if you had to climb the tree to eat the fruit, then your body would respond healthily to its intake. It depends so much on how we move through different environments historically. Its the one thing I find daunting about trying to design healthy systems. Surely if you can't feel for yourself whether you should eat fruit, then that's a key issue too, outside of serious pathologies like diabetes.
 

pinballdoctor

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Ok, here is something you won’t hear from your doctor no matter how smart you think they are. Our primate ancestors were blessed with a very special addition to their genes about 15 million years ago. Due to the earth cooling down food, especially fruit was scarce and to help prevent starvation the brain tells the body winters coming, food is scarce, make fat, store fat, raise your blood pressure, become insulin resistant so you can raise your blood sugar so you can power your brain even if you’re starving. Fast forward 15 million years and we still have the same genes, the only difference is we now live in a time where food is quite abundant. The whole point so far is to state that eating fruit is fine in moderation but our ancestors didn’t find jugs of orange juice, apple juice, etc. hanging from trees. We were not designed to process 30 to 40 grams of sugar from a single glass then do that multiple times per day… every day. Sugar, especially fructose breaks down into uric acid, and high levels of uric acid are what signals the brain that winters coming, shortage of food, make fat store fat, etc.
Do you see where this is going? Fructose, mostly in the form of high fructose corn syrup converts to uric acid, then once your uric acid reaches 5.5 you will start making fat. Also you will become insulin resistant, you will become a type 2 diabetic with high blood pressure and it only gets worse from there. I’m talking every metabolic disease you can think of. Some people have a blood uric acid level of 10. That is insane. Uric acid starts to crystallize in the blood between 7 and 8. This is referred to as gout in that these crystals end up in a joint, most likely the big toe joints, but that also means your kidneys are damaged because they too have crystals.
Nitrous oxide in the blood plays a huge role in delivering insulin into cells and uric acid destroys nitrous oxide. Without nitrous oxide in the blood your blood vessels can’t dialate so poor circulation with possible heart attack or stroke, and without proper blood circulation wounds take forever to heal properly.
Now the good news… first have your uric acid level tested. They usually do a uric acid test once a year in your usual blood work, if not get it tested and if it’s high, like above 7, then the doc can put you on allopurinol or like uric acid lowering drug or you could take a natural health product called quercetin, I take 500mg per day along with 500 mg of vitamin C to help eliminate uric acid in the urine. Quercetin targets the same enzyme that the drug allopurinol does and is quite effective.
Once you understand how this all works, and you look around at the size of the people, then you get it. You truly get it!
YouTube Doctor David Perlmutter or Doctor Richard Johnson.
 


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