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by 0 · August 06, 2014 at 4:03 AM

I know dried fruits are usually frowned upon in the paleo community because of the high sugar and low water content. Usually, whenever I eat any type of dried fruit I get really thirsty really fast, and I get a little sugar rush as well. Dates... (more)

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Tonia75 0 · August 04, 2014 at 7:22 PM

Hi,Your post reminded me of a book I read decades ago: memoirs of a French officer who had served in the spahis (French army, with most of the grunts being Moroccan 'natives', before the decolonisation) at the beginning of the 20th century. They... (more)

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by 5 · June 05, 2014 at 4:19 PM

Any useful information about glycogen would be helpful. I'm still learning!From what I've put together, starch is mainly used for muscle glycogen while fructose is for liver glycogen. When you're liver glycogen is full, your body thinks it's... (more)

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raydawg 0 · June 05, 2014 at 10:45 AM

That's not entirely true. The liver will convert fructose to glycogen when its stores of glycogen are low, otherwise they become triglycerides.Fructose, while it will increase your appetite, can damage the liver and lead to Non-Alcoholic Fatty... (more)

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by 0 · March 02, 2014 at 9:25 PM

In regards to the Banana Pancakes...Isn't that a high carb/fructose count to begin the day?

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Janknitz 0 · March 02, 2014 at 9:25 PM

It's all in the dose. I consider myself low carb, but I occasionally indulge in banana pancakes. The trick is not to go overboard. I limit myself to a 2" piece of banana in my single serving recipe and I bump up the fat/protein with a tablespoon... (more)

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by 0 · February 20, 2014 at 3:49 PM

I am talking local, raw honey here. I like to have a bit of a sweet most days of the week. Usually this includes apple with nut butter, a banana with some 100 dark chocolate, some healthy brownies made with squash, hone, and coconut flour...... (more)

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joanna_4 0 · February 20, 2014 at 12:56 AM

i've been eating 1 tbsp of raw honey a day for months now. i blend it in kefir and really enjoy it. it feels decadent and i know it's good for me. i mainly eat it because i keep my diet low fiber and that tends to be low carb. i don't... (more)

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by 0 · February 07, 2014 at 2:46 AM

I'm definitely sensitive to fructose and need to limit it. Does anyone know how much acorn squash contains? I'm not sure if it is all glucose, fructose, a mix of the two, nor even how much sugar is in acorn squash to begin with.

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TheGastronomer 0 · February 07, 2014 at 2:46 AM

Squash are awesome if you are low carb, they pack a lot of nutrition, flavor and sweetness even though they have a negligible amount of carbs. You could eat quite a lot of it before reaching 50g net carbs (which tends to be my personal limit). (more)

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by 0 · December 18, 2013 at 12:31 AM

I read an article where somebody was saying monosachirrides(single sugars e.g. fructose, glucose) are compatible with leaky gut as they require no digestion and pass straight through the gut wall. However I have also read many articles where... (more)

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captaincaveman 0 · December 17, 2013 at 6:10 PM

Fructose seems to take longer to be absorbed in the small intestine despite it not needing to be digested. Also, there are situations of fructose malabsorption where the FODMAP diet or Fast Tract diet would be helpful for you. Are you sure... (more)

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by 0 · December 08, 2013 at 7:49 PM

In the SIBO diet people are only allowed to have fruits in moderation and generally fructose is considered bad for the gut. However in the elemental version honey is listed as the carbohydrate source. If you use honey as your carb component... (more)

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by 144 · October 10, 2013 at 8:09 PM

Can someone tell me why it would be so disastrous for my health if I had a completely paleo recipe (full of fat and fibre), I added a teaspoon of sugar? If we are active, and I'm not interested in ketosis, there's no reason why sugar in very... (more)

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Want2BHealthyGirl 0 · September 28, 2013 at 1:34 AM

Why not use honey or maple syrup? That's how I avoid sugar, and keep the inflammation down as I reverse my health problems.

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by 583 · September 22, 2013 at 5:47 PM

Is the sugar in carrots, beets, taro, yams, and other sweet tubers mostly fructose or glucose?

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daz 0 · September 20, 2013 at 10:20 PM

any of the good online nutrition databases should give this info, here's a couple of carrot examples from nutritiondata.com, raw carrots (with serving size set at 100g), Total Carbohydrate 9.6g, Dietary Fiber 2.8g, Starch 1.4g,... (more)

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by 215 · September 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM

Some people say as little as 4 grams per day, but that's taking into an extreme, a common number is 50 grams, but that's just the 50th percentile for average amarican an intake. How much eould actually be ok for someone eating high carb on 3500... (more)

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Johnny_5 0 · August 28, 2013 at 8:33 AM

Eating fructose is a side-effect of eating healthy fruits, which are loaded with vitamins, phytochemicals, and fiber. The AMA concluded that eating fruit is the single best deterrent to cancer. Looking at it that way, the health benefits of eating... (more)

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by 215 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

I am very active and take in about 3000 calories on training days, however, I am still paleo so I need to eat alot more dried fruit to get enough calories without feeling stuffed. I am a little worried about my fructose intake of about 70... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · July 28, 2013 at 5:11 PM

20 grams extra of fructose per day from whole fruit likely will not break the bank one way or another.

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by 3280 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

I read "the sugar fix" but it contained very many ideas which I've grown to reject over the last year, although the fructose info is probably correct. Are there any paleo friendly books which go into the evils of fructose? Thanks, Mike (more)

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by 2293 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

I know that watermelon is higher in fructose -- could that be the reason why my stomach swells up like a balloon whenever I have any? Is it just the fructose that would cause that? I'm not eating an excessive amount or anything but man, I have an... (more)

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elaine_8 0 · July 30, 2013 at 8:42 AM

I also suffered similar discomfort when I had watermelon recently. I just assumed that it was from the high fructose, because I also get a similar reaction when I eat other types of fruit. Just don't eat as much or suffer the discomfort when you... (more)

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by 181 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

I've been paleo for a year. I lift weights for aesthetics and strength and want to stay lean all year round' while making good size/strength gains. I eat a lot of meat, and a lot of vegetables. I eat 4 meals a day, mainly consisting of about 200... (more)

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Albert83BCN 0 · July 09, 2013 at 9:06 AM

You won't probably find the perfect answer to your question because this depends a lot on your school of thought, some like Phinney & Volek, Peter Attia and many others think that the glycogen repletion need from carbs is a myth and that you... (more)

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by 10480 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

I've always been a little confused about this. I hope one of you nutritional science nuts can shed some light on this. I've seen many fructose/sucrose/glucose related questions on Paleohacks, and inevitably someone mentions that sucrose is simply... (more)

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Mscott 0 · June 28, 2013 at 9:22 PM

Most sucrose we eat is hydrolyzed to glucose and fructose by the enzyme sucrase in the small intestines, although some (likely a small amount) of sucrose will be hydrolyzed in the presence of the acidic medium of our stomach. Personally, I don't... (more)

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by 108 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

Hello! I really like strawberries and it's season started. Are strawberries considered fruit or berries? Would you recommend them for a paleo diet? Does it have a lot of frutose? cheers Marc

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Matt_11 0 · June 12, 2013 at 2:24 PM

Just eat real food. Strawberries are real, whole food. Just don't add an assload of table sugar to them like most folks do. (Yes, that means I support adding any amount up to an assload of sugar to strawberries.)

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

Do the readers here realize that a calorie is NOT just a calorie and that 'fruitarians' are not just getting sick from what they are NOT taking in, but from the excess of what they ARE taking in: fructose without enough fiber, there being a huge... (more)

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AxialGentleman 0 · June 08, 2013 at 8:37 PM

Yes, criticism of fructose is very common here. Though usually it's regarding juice or refined sugar, since you have to be pretty determined if you're going to stuff down enough whole fruit to get harmful quantities of fructose just from that.... (more)

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by 496 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

for the past two weeks i have had a sudden onset of knee pain on the outer part of my knee when i squat down then up. i am looking for answers as i am unaware of what caused me this issue. the only things i changed in my diet was a small... (more)

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RK 0 · May 27, 2013 at 11:52 AM

If it was inflamed constantly I would think food. If it hurts when you move, I would think injury or impingement. Esp with squats. Have a trainer work with you on really tweaking your form and see if that helps. When the outside of my knee... (more)

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by 1974 · September 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM

I have read that many people have to avoid fructose. What health conditions would make it necessary to avoid fructose? I have also seen some people avoid fruit for weight loss. Has anyone on here dropped significant weight just from cutting out... (more)

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Pat_13 0 · May 07, 2013 at 7:26 PM

Frustose is metabolized differently by the body than glucose, the other main monosaccharide (sugar). Fructose goes straight to the liver to refill liver glycogen stores. If stores are full, it is converted into triglycerides (fat) and sent... (more)

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by 633 · September 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM

Sp the rest of my family eat SAD, and my sister is a type 1 diabetic. My mother recently brought home a jar of jam made with fructose for her because it was labelled "suitable for diabetics". Why is this? It was my understanding that fructose,... (more)

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Mscott 0 · May 06, 2013 at 2:47 PM

Actually, fructose causes a significantly lower insulin and blood sugar spike than glucose so it may, for that reason, be preferable in people with poorly controlled blood sugar. Refined fructose surely doesn't seem optimal, but in diabetics it... (more)

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by 70 · September 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM

I recently made a huge push at my business to supply In-House Honey-Cured Bacon. We make it from locally supplied pasture raised pork belly, local raw unfiltered honey, and pink sea salt. After finally making this a reality, I have customers... (more)

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paint94979 0 · May 02, 2013 at 11:04 PM

Sugar free for me I have tried bacon with maple syrup and bacon with no sugar... I prefer the sugar free... The majority of Paleo/Primal people will prefer sugar free

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by 1173 · September 16, 2014 at 8:06 PM

And I am not talking about reading ingredient labels. I am wondering if there are foods other than fruits and sweet veggies that contain sugar. For instance, looking at sources of starch, such as tubers, do they have sugar? Obviously sweet... (more)

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greymouser 0 · April 06, 2013 at 6:36 PM

You should realize that starch is just a long chain of glucose molecules. For a PH member, I eat a lot of carbohydrates - 100-250g most days with jumps up to 350g some days. I'm very active. Without starchy roots and tubers (as well as ones that... (more)

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by 10 · September 16, 2014 at 8:05 PM

So I got some coconut aminos only to find out its made with aged coconut sap. Wouldn't that mean lots of sugar? Or does the aging eat away a that sugar. There is no sugar count on the nutrition facts but then again it's only a teaspoon serving.... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · March 11, 2013 at 11:28 PM

Remember, if it has the same GI as apple you are ingesting a lot LESS of it when you use it as a flavor condiment. But I find it too sweet for my taste--I want it to taste like soy sauce but it doesn't. I usually add a good amount of fish sauce... (more)

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by 100 · September 16, 2014 at 8:04 PM

I started paleo 2 months ago and just recently I have started getting stomach aches. About a week ago I tried some grass-fed, organic whey concentrate protein powder. It had more lactose than I expected (I wasn't really aware of the difference... (more)

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greymouser 0 · March 08, 2013 at 7:47 PM

Welcome to the wonderful world of FODMAPs intolerance! You've identified issues with lactose, and that's good for you to know. Blueberries, strawberries, and almond milk? Did the almond milk have guar gum (or other gums) in it? Strawberries and... (more)

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by 39821 · September 16, 2014 at 8:04 PM

I thought these Peatarians were nuts, but sure enough, eating one meal of my usual amount of carbs as apples instead of rice (2 med Tango apples instead of ~ 1 cup basmati rice) has raised my temperature a full degree and finally given me the... (more)

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Jan_1 0 · March 01, 2013 at 7:43 AM

Superhumanradio had a podcast where one scientist marked that about 10 grams of fructose minimum enchances glucose metabolism somehow. Its always cold where i live, what makes greatest difference to me is not to do IF and expose yourself sometime... (more)