Fructose

Fructose

Fructose Questions

5b9a25a1a676397a25579dfad59e1d7b
0
Votes
0
Answers
1
Views
111
by 2318 · about 15 hours ago

Quick question, Is it the same (as far as the body is concerned) to carb load the night before a hard, fasted workout in the morning with fruit (I've been tending towards eating a lot of grapes, berries, melon) as opposed to starches... (more)

Be157308a0438e382b88d9db4c12ab30
TheGastronomer 0 · October 27, 2014 at 1:24 PM

The whole point of carb-backloading is to do it with glucose or starch which is essentially chains of glucose, not fructose. Since glucose will elicit an insulin response, in order to shuttle glucose and amino acids into the cells, it is... (more)

Cf938ac46500e200c97f6adbb3365f64
2
Votes
2
Answers
5
Views
2.7K
by 319 · about 15 hours ago

Is it necessary to eat some fructose? Is there such thing as fructose deficiency? If you never eat fruit and only eat starch for your carb consumption in order to avoid liver glycogen repletion is there any long term concerns to eliminating... (more)

8496289baf18c2d3e210740614dc9082
interrobung 0 · April 24, 2012 at 6:36 PM

Sperm are obligate fructose consumers, so there's that. But your body can manufacture fructose as necessary, so it's non-essential in terms of diet. I have searched in vain for good links to provide regarding how we make fructose. Having failed,... (more)

Ac1e55cf06c2180f4008ff01953d10dd
3
Votes
3
Answers
11
Views
18.8K
by 3509 · about 15 hours ago

I know many paleo followers are concerned with the fructose content of most fruits. I wonder why is it that some people who are very concerned with fructose do accept vegetables as sweet potatoes or beets whose sugar content is high and is mostly... (more)

82166cc32b6cf26de33b69f58fb583b1
Rob_from_ketocure_com 0 · February 17, 2011 at 8:36 PM

I wonder why is it that some people who are very concerned with fructose do accept vegetables as sweet potatoes or beets whose sugar content is high and is mostly sucrose...Am I missing something? Yes, you're missing the fact that sweet... (more)

Ede167512744dbbeb0869761759474e7
0
Votes
0
Answers
2
Views
310
by 5 · about 15 hours ago

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)

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84
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)

7163e886634e71777acad417e676a614
0
Votes
0
Answers
12
Views
2.4K
by 0 · about 15 hours ago

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)

089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98
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)

Af9e23fd927bacc1ad31e83db69f454e
0
Votes
0
Answers
6
Views
839
by 0 · about 15 hours ago

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.

Be157308a0438e382b88d9db4c12ab30
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)

A45ee0ae0c2d9f1204788767c088a1b3
0
Votes
0
Answers
3
Views
2.1K
by 0 · about 15 hours ago

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)

700aeb0fc4a0c8c6906eab73c7b0ef6f
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)

Medium avatar
0
Votes
0
Answers
1
Views
1K
by 598 · about 15 hours ago

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

best answer

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb
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)

14b8422e9b449a21e06fa3349953d4f7
1
Votes
1
Answers
1
Views
929
by 215 · about 15 hours ago

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)

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5
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.

5b9a25a1a676397a25579dfad59e1d7b
1
Votes
1
Answers
2
Views
1.1K
by 2318 · about 15 hours ago

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)

Acf47829cddf3c2e538a728862734d8a
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)

4cef120270c742b7f0094b05c617636f
3
Votes
3
Answers
3
Views
1.4K
by 181 · about 15 hours ago

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)

048dd52752c45129c1212bfffb37ca72
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)

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d
3
Votes
3
Answers
1
Views
2.1K
by 10490 · about 15 hours ago

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)

A2c38be4c54c91a15071f82f14cac0b3
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)

1d1a1aa53ec46345db814f2e5bc03838
0
Votes
0
Answers
5
Views
1.5K
by 108 · about 15 hours ago

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

best answer

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46
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.)

Adb6852b4f2f42904da67708ffcd59f5
2
Votes
2
Answers
2
Views
1.4K
by 496 · about 15 hours ago

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)

32652cb696b75182cb121009ee4edea3
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)

2e777bbcd49262eb31a24f821abec6bc
5
Votes
5
Answers
9
Views
859
by 1974 · about 15 hours ago

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)

2edfcc5c8044bbb4f22ba6ea4289f592
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)

Ede98d8569d42885d70e07c92d3df34e
1
Votes
1
Answers
5
Views
1.7K
by 633 · about 15 hours ago

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)

best answer

A2c38be4c54c91a15071f82f14cac0b3
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)

76211ec5301087de2588cfe3d6bccba9
0
Votes
0
Answers
2
Views
1.5K
by 1173 · about 15 hours ago

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)

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106
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)

0219fa194c33e06928253fd0ce5032c2
0
Votes
0
Answers
1
Views
1.2K
by 100 · about 15 hours ago

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)

best answer

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106
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)

Medium avatar
3
Votes
3
Answers
3
Views
858
by 39841 · about 15 hours ago

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)

44348571d9bc70c02ac2975cc500f154
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)

A06934c8473830db50df53b170bf4d01
0
Votes
0
Answers
5
Views
3.5K
by 50 · about 15 hours ago

I want to limit my fructose intake to under 50 grams a day. I use a can of full fat coconut milk in our smoothies every morning. Curious if it is high? I have scoured the internet for an hour.... no success.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46
Matt_11 0 · January 12, 2013 at 3:57 PM

A cup of coconut milk has approximately 8 grams of "sugars" according to Nutrition data. They don't give a break down of the sugars, but if you assume maybe 50% fructose, it's a pretty small amount. Maybe 8 grams per can of coconut milk I find... (more)

055adc76d4c8b93fb4d5d0996778ad05
0
Votes
0
Answers
3
Views
963
by 10 · about 15 hours ago

I've what appears to be an allergy/sensitivity to many foods. I'm still not entirely sure what it is I'm allergic to, but I've had success in reducing symptoms by avoiding the below foods or loading up on anti-histamines and ibuprofen right... (more)

56bc750affa41124e1142a6e8e239e3d
tye 0 · January 08, 2013 at 12:15 PM

It sounds like paleo would be perfect for you. All those things you mentioned are simply off the menu, which sounds like it'd help set you straight. (No grains, no dairy, no modern vegetable oils, no legumes, no sugar). If you want to learn... (more)

791063eb56bfbca325a4539541945063
2
Votes
2
Answers
4
Views
1K
by 64 · about 15 hours ago

Hey guys. I'm asking this because today is the 31st and i'm probably gonna have a little red wine. I know that alcohol is processed by the liver, much the same as fructose(fruit, fruit juices). Which substance is worse and places more stress on... (more)

B3173217a49b5b0116078775a17eb21d
borofergie 0 · January 01, 2013 at 12:47 AM

Come on kids. Do a little Paleo deduction. Which of these two things occurs in any quantity in your ancestral diet: Fructose or Alcohol? If that doesn't convince you, Google "Alcoholic Liver Disease". Unless you believe the bible, no-one ever... (more)

383127951e2e17f23b584cd3842bb796
-1
Votes
-1
Answers
1
Views
1.1K
by 825 · about 15 hours ago

i have liver disease and i'm attempting a low carb diet to reverse it. the carbiest thing i consume is a sweet potato after working out but i've been craving fruit and shit like that. is fructose from fruit bad for the liver?

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46
Matt_11 0 · December 17, 2012 at 12:56 AM

Whole foods are more than their single nutrient constituents. Fructose gets balanced out by beneficial compounds. Sure, minimize fructose if you've got liver issues. Some fruit is better than others when it comes to fructose content.... (more)

73d2d2fb2f612cd5b7c50f37e4040e2a
0
Votes
0
Answers
3
Views
1.5K
by 0 · about 15 hours ago

What are some fruits and vegetables than have low amounts of fructose or a good glucose to fructose ratio? and before you say "fructose isn't unhealthy". . .i can't digest the stuff worth shit.

Ae8946707ddebf0f0bfbcfc63276d823
Mike_T_1 0 · December 12, 2012 at 3:20 PM

You can search foods and get fructose, glucose and sucrose content here (assuming you trust the USDA): http://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/foods/list Just find the fruit or vegetable you want and click on full report. (more)

Ed7403e397077dd1acdbf25c7f6e56ce
0
Votes
0
Answers
2
Views
272
by 3432 · about 15 hours ago

Alright, with all the talk I've begun to wonder whether or not the fructose is just as negative for children. Would their inherently higher metabolism negate the ill effects?

best answer

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52
Jay_15 0 · December 04, 2012 at 1:06 AM

Fruit is fine for kids. Just limit/eliminate the fruit juice and let em have at it in whole food form.

Get Free Paleo Recipes