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by 0 · January 31, 2014 at 12:09 PM

Where I live, it is recommended to eat 6 pieces of fruit and vegetables per day. But I hear that many paleo people say that you should not eat very much fruit because there is sugar in it. How much do paleo-dieters recommend to eat? What about... (more)

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by 0 · February 01, 2014 at 06:30 PM

I know that dried fruits are high on sugar, but in a granola mix, there should not be that many, I think. I'm just looking for a paleo breakfast I can eat everyday without getting fat from sugar. Can I eat granola everyday, even if it contains... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · February 01, 2014 at 02:41 PM

I can eat a bag of dried apricots in a sitting, but cannot eat the equivalent number of fresh apricots. Controlling portions is key if you really are set on dried fruit (which you seem to be, as you really just want validation of what you're... (more)

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by 0 · December 02, 2013 at 03:25 PM

I know I've asked way too many questions like this, but this is one really getting to me. Pre-paleo, I'd eat 5-6 servings of fruit a day and 2 or 3 chocolate bars. Only now do I realize the amount of sugar i was consuming. ever since going... (more)

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samc 0 · December 02, 2013 at 03:25 PM

How long have you been Paleo? Give it months before evaluating if it works for you. Figure out if you are getting enough fats, protein and complex carbs. In my case I lowered my fruit consumption to an apple, banana or grapefruit, no more than... (more)

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by 0 · November 20, 2013 at 01:57 PM

Some dried fruit is Sulfited. Is this safe? Or should I stay away from it? I know some sulfur is naturally occurring, like in asparagus, and we obviously just pass the sulfur, hence the sulfur smelling urine. Is sulfited kiwi ok?

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Matt_11 0 · November 20, 2013 at 01:48 PM

Sulfites used in dried fruit can cause some problems with some people. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fy731 It's not metabolically useful in humans, but it's not problematic either. Inorganic sulfur isn't all that important from a human nutrition POV.... (more)

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by 40 · February 17, 2013 at 08:46 PM

I am trying to think of more snack type ideas and one I want to try is Fruit Roll Ups. Has anyone experienced making these in either a dehydrator or the oven? Are there any great recipes; I have only found some that contain fruit, cinnamon and... (more)

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greymouser 0 · February 17, 2013 at 08:46 PM

Yes, I have made these in my dehydrator. You can do a similar thing with yogurt. All you need is the sheets for your dehydrator (instead of just the porous grates). Honestly, there are so many recipes and possibilities, that it's not worth... (more)

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by 80 · December 16, 2012 at 02:51 PM

Whenever I eat dried cranberries (raisins and berries too...) I get bad gas and some bloating. Same thing happens when I eat nuts such as almonds, walnuts etc... The problem is, without nuts and dried fruit, my snack options are so limited and... (more)

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Renee_2 0 · December 16, 2012 at 02:51 PM

Yes, for different reasons, both dried fruit and nuts cause gas. (Google FODMAPs). I am very gas-prone so I avoid both. As for snacks general approach is to eat big enough meals that I don't need snacks. But some options might be: 1/2 an... (more)

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by 5 · September 06, 2013 at 08:22 PM

is dry appricot is dangerous for the patient of hypretension?

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surfin_on_a_rocket_ 0 · November 24, 2012 at 11:56 AM

Sulphites? They're used in some dried apricots. But any high availability carb including dried fruit will increase bp.

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by 97 · October 07, 2012 at 02:56 AM

I needed something after dinner last night so had 5 dried peaches. This morning I dont feel so good and am constipated. Is this a common side effect of dried fruit?

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Renee_2 0 · October 07, 2012 at 02:56 AM

I would say the normal result of dried fruit would be the opposite of constipation.

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by 15 · August 20, 2012 at 08:30 AM

So I have been doing the paleo diet for about 2 weeks and a half and after the first two day things have gone fine. However, about 3 days ago I have been constantly hunger and wanting to eat and my stomach has become all soft and mushy. I think it... (more)

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Anthony_3 0 · April 23, 2012 at 09:06 PM

Dried fruit has a much higher concentration of sugar, since most of the water is pulled out of the fruit. So, if eating sugar can cause cravings, then dried fruit could certainly be sweet enough to do the same. I'd drop the trail mix and see if... (more)

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by 1669 · January 24, 2012 at 03:21 PM

Hello all! Its been a while since I've had a good amount of fruit. I avoid it like the plague because Im aiming for fat loss. I might have berries ONCE a week with some almond meal crumble on top (eggs, almond meal, cinnamon, vanilla, very... (more)

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sage_ 0 · January 24, 2012 at 02:43 PM

you might need to find a new name for this little indulgence. the fact that you were able to stop after what sounds like a reasonable portion disqualifies this as a binge doesn't it?

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by 24412 · August 04, 2013 at 09:43 PM

This is in my head because I spend all day with a toddler. Our pediatrician recommended raisins for iron. Why not grapes? I've noticed other dried fruits saying they were high in iron too on the package. I'm confused. Update: 2 years later,... (more)

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ben61820 0 · July 13, 2011 at 02:22 AM

Only because like anything else, when you dry it you drive out the water content. The size goes down and it becomes a lot easier for us to eat a whole lot more of the item. Essentially the serving size becomes more dense with the original... (more)

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by 1714 · March 20, 2014 at 09:16 PM

I just found this wonderful online company, but unfortunately most of their products are candy and nuts. However, they do offer a multitude of freeze dried fruits and veggies. Plus they have dried coconut (unsweetened!) too! Win! So I got a... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · March 20, 2014 at 09:16 PM

Yes I do, in smoothies especially.

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by 482 · April 16, 2011 at 02:47 AM

When I first started Paleo, I was told that all fruits are considered "cheats". I continued to eat fruit anyways. For awhile I stopped eating fruit. Lately as I've gotten back into fruit eating...I've noticed MASSIVE insulin spikes...to the degree... (more)

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Stephen_Aegis 0 · April 16, 2011 at 02:45 AM

I eat moderate quantities of berries without stressing and feel good eating them. Modernized high fructose fruits leave me feeling like crap, just like sugar. If you're trying to lose weight I recommend avoiding, and then reintroduce and see how... (more)

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by 0 · January 02, 2014 at 04:18 PM

Does dried fruit fit in with the Paleo diet? I understand it is calorie-dense due to the lack of water, but it seems reasonable that our ancestors may have used drying as a form of preservation. I recently took dried apricot slices and soaked... (more)

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Tzuriel 0 · June 11, 2012 at 04:49 PM

I know this is an old thread but I was just reading it and wanted to say that it's conversations like these that remind me why I love paleohacks.com. Thanks folks!