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by 319 · about 17 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)

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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)

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by 3509 · about 17 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)

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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)

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by 0 · about 17 hours ago

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 0 · about 17 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)

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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 · about 17 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.

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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 · about 17 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)

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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 · about 17 hours ago

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 · about 17 hours ago

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 215 · about 17 hours ago

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 3280 · about 17 hours ago

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 2303 · about 17 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)

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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 · about 17 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)

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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 10490 · about 17 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)

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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 · about 17 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

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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 633 · about 17 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)

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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 1173 · about 17 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)

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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 · about 17 hours ago

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 825 · about 17 hours ago

he claims people don't come close to the amount of fructose fed to subjects in laboratory settings and that the amount we do consume has no adverse effects. what do you guys think of this?

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Mscott 0 · February 02, 2013 at 9:42 PM

We've gone over his review (read: defense) of high fructose corn syrup in one of my classes and the consensus was essentially that yeah, replacing HFCS with sucrose probably wouldn't improve health (although there are some interesting counter... (more)

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by 50 · about 17 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.

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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)

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by 825 · about 17 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?

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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)

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by 0 · about 17 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.

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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)

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by 1578 · about 18 hours ago

I got a physical w/ some blood work done last month for an upcoming fight. Some numbers came up slightly off the Reference range provided within the labs. In which she said wasn't much to worry about since I'm an athlete (ex, RHR 51/min ,HDL 88,... (more)

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Sataran 0 · November 19, 2012 at 5:58 AM

Those liver enzymes numbers are pretty high, not marginally high, for someone in shape. If you're in shape and was in shape before, it's probably not due to fatty liver. Also, probably not alcohol related. So not related to fructose. I'd get... (more)

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by 682 · about 18 hours ago

I have been paleo for a little over a year now. I am pretty strict and am now very sensitive to vegetable oils and gluten, which is good because I feel much healthier but it makes it pretty miserable to eat out! I have never needed to lose weight,... (more)

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Mr_Snowman 0 · March 24, 2013 at 12:38 PM

Last I read (Lustig's Fat Chance and Jaminet's Perfect Health Diet) there isn't much variation in the way people handle fructose. It's a toxin, especially when delivered without anything to slow it down (fiber) and in significant quantities... (more)

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by 70 · about 18 hours ago

I love banana and know it is a good choice of nutrients, including potassium. In one book the author spoke of pureeing banana and freezing it. I know how high the carb content is in a banana. Anyone have any thoughts on how to incoorate it on paleo? (more)

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CC_3 0 · September 26, 2012 at 3:39 AM

If you're wondering about when to eat it or how to eat it without gaining weight / how to optimize the carbs and sugar in bananas, I would treat it like a dessert and eat it like any other food that has a lot of glucose and fructose - after a hard... (more)

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by 14877 · about 18 hours ago

I have read on here that our immune system, our testes, and certain glycolytic activities (from intense exercise to possibly complex, system II thought) all require glucose. The Jaminet's see it as a nutrient in a way that fructose is not. ... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · September 21, 2012 at 11:58 PM

As far as I know, we don't use fructose in the body, so it's not biologically necessary. Glucose is used everywhere, thus biologically necessary. It's so essential to biology that we humans can biosynthesize it if glucose starved (intentional use... (more)

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