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by 10 · 1 minute ago

I'm new to this, and I've gathered fruits aren't a good source of energy due the sugars. What is a good amount of fruit intake, or do you just not take them at all? I've googled and it seems the answers are varied, and I'm not sure why.

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Seadanes 0 · May 15, 2011 at 10:07 PM

I find that, to continue to lose weight, I cannot eat fruit. Fructose sensitivity differs for everyone. But if you are not trying to lose weight, I'd say enjoy fruit, though most recommendations I see are to limit to one-two servings per day... (more)

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by 1702 · 2 minutes ago

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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Kamal 0 · April 30, 2011 at 12:19 AM

Very topical! I just talked to someone yesterday who is doing their thesis on a inflammation-related trial employing freeze dried strawberries and blueberries. Here's what he said: -Freeze dried is typically equivalent to frozen when it comes to... (more)

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by 5 · 6 minutes ago

I am relatively new to the paleo diet, and nutrition in general, and am eating a a reasonably few carbs a day (trying to lose weight). But i still enjoy fruits as snacks. One of my favorite treats is the date, which has a GI of 100+. I only eat... (more)

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Stephen_Aegis 0 · March 17, 2011 at 8:59 AM

GI Value is not a good measure. Dates are high in fructose, which at the very least I highly recommend restricting while leaning out. After that its up to you how you look feel and perform with Fructose at varied doses. GI Value is largely... (more)

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by 492 · 6 minutes ago

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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Shari_Bambino 0 · March 15, 2011 at 5:15 PM

Not a cheat but a treat. Fruit is one option in my toolbox to help keep me happy and on the path.

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by 422 · 7 minutes ago

So I've been reading on here about the dangers of fructose, and fruit takes up probably 1/3rd of my diet. I don't really like vegetables, I try to eat them occasionally and I'm working up to them more often...but I just HATE them, I really... (more)

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Jonathan_1 0 · March 10, 2011 at 10:04 PM

This should do the trick http://www.thepaleodiet.com/nutritional_tools/fruits_table.html http://thepaleodiet.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Fruits-Sugars.html (Edit 29-04-11 - seems to have moved, thanks to oak0y for pointing this out... (more)

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by 1146 · 7 minutes ago

Most conventional studies show fruit to be beneficial and fruit is usually maligned for its fructose content, but most studies I have seen only study fructose as an isolated substance. My question is, have there been any studies that show the... (more)

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Philosopher 0 · March 10, 2011 at 5:42 PM

I have not found any study about negative effects from whole fruit, although the regular consumption of fruit juice (orange, apple, etc) has been shown to have detrimental effects, based on their large sugar content. "A large prospective study... (more)

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by 5232 · 7 minutes ago

Whilst shopping at my local natural food store, I spied some heirloom Arkansas Black apples and selected a few to take home and enjoy. They're absolutely delicious, crisp and tart and almost fermented in taste, not sickeningly cloying or overly... (more)

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Karen 0 · March 10, 2011 at 3:34 PM

There are some good reasons to grow and eat heirlooms, but not necessarily paleo related, since all heirloom veg would have been selected after the beginning of agriculture 10,000 years ago, and most common heirlooms only date to the 1800s or... (more)

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by 22913 · 8 minutes ago

Looking for evidence/resources to the makeup, sugar, starch, fructose, glucose of Fruit over time. Specifically the generic fruit we eat today, what the ancestral versions were like, how we've "selected" the sweeter fruits and replanted, cross... (more)

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Nance 0 · July 17, 2011 at 2:47 PM

I'm 64 and much of the "modern adulteration" has supposedly occurred in my lifetime. In my opinion, many of the genetic manipulations have REDUCED the sweetness and juiciness of fruit. When I was a kid, you literally took a shower in juice when... (more)

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by 3509 · 9 minutes ago

If you had a maximum limit (for instance 50 grams per day or so) of sugar consumption, which sources would you use? I mean if you had to choose between having two or three pieces of fruit (apple, orange, etc) or having instead the equivalent... (more)

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Mia 0 · February 05, 2011 at 4:27 AM

There is also this link which I found very helpful. It's for people with fructose intolerance which explains all different kinds of sugars. If it says not tolerated that means that there is fructose in... (more)

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by 35 · 9 minutes ago

So I've been paleo for a little more than a year, now, and it's done great things for me. I'm looking to step up my game a little, though, and amongst other things this includes drastically reducing my fruit intake. My addiction to fruit is... (more)

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Rob_from_ketocure_com 0 · February 03, 2011 at 4:10 AM

Yes, I had exactly the same problem. Actually I think it's two separate problems. The first problem is a craving for the food even when you're not eating it. With me, it took about two years for the cravings to stop completely. They get weaker... (more)

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by 1103 · 10 minutes ago

Is organic palm fruit oil paleo? A Paleo friend of mine turned me onto Justin's all-natural classic almond butter. http://www.justinsnutbutter.com/products.php It comes in these cute little single serving size portable squeese packets. I... (more)

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AllergyDoc 0 · January 20, 2011 at 7:54 PM

Mark Sisson did a post on palm oil: link text

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by 10294 · 11 minutes ago

Which organic fruits and vegetables are most worth of your money? And I'm not asking about taste and/or vitamin/nutrient contents. What fruits and veggies are most treated with products that can harm us? And the reverse question, what fruits and... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · January 06, 2011 at 7:14 PM

I buy organic everything because in addition to reducing my personal pesticide exposure, I like to "vote with my dollar" with regard to pesticide use in general by farmers. Even if I don't live right next to it, someone's getting poisoned. I think... (more)

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by 45 · 11 minutes ago

I'm a newbie at this--officially one month Paleo on Wednesday. I was wondering how much is too much fruit per day?! I normally eat per day: (1) a banana with breakfast, which is normally with a quiche I make(eggs, coconut milk, bell pepper,... (more)

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lynn 0 · December 30, 2010 at 9:29 PM

I eat about 2-5 pieces of fruit per day. That includes the real sweet stuff like bananas. The rest of my diet consists of greens, meat and fish. Most of my ancestors came from tropical Africa and my body feels right with this amount of fruit. I am... (more)

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by 5838 · 13 minutes ago

Been paleo (with dairy) for about 8 months now. I used to exist on everything we have come to avoid; Grains, fruit, candy, beer, low fat, no fat, you name it. Now, if I consume anything more than a drink or two (whiskey or red wine) I get sick and... (more)

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bsunde 0 · November 15, 2010 at 8:00 PM

While you may have increased sensitivity after the you changed your diet, you really can't rule out other factors. For example, eating a new diet heightens awareness of eating and health in general. So let's say that you had heartburn on other... (more)

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by 10294 · 13 minutes ago

I have always loved the taste of quinces. Unfortunately, if one finds quinces in Belgium, people always made them very sweet with honey, or made jam with them. Now that is not really paleo. But I recently discovered that they are delicious if you... (more)

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Eva 0 · October 23, 2010 at 6:58 PM

I think for most people without serious blood sugar issues, fruit in moderation is fine. They have some vitamin C which is nice, especially for those who do not eat a lot of liver. THey are natural and paleo, especially if yard grown. THey may... (more)

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by 4086 · 14 minutes ago

Throw them at the neighbor's wandering dog pooping in my yard? Make wine? Let the crows eat them? Make preserves and kill my friends with a Christmas "Gift"? Eat them myself? Cut down the tree? Ack!!! I have read all of the fructose/fruit posts... (more)

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Shebeeste 0 · October 16, 2010 at 7:22 PM

See if your local area has gleaners or a group like we have here: http://www.salemharvest.org/ which saves urban fruit from going to waste and gets it to the needy. Freecycle or Craigslist are good ideas too--I always see folks looking for free... (more)

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by 289 · 14 minutes ago

I know some users here choose not to eat apples because of the "bags of sugar" label, but assuming I do choose to eat them, has anyone studied the different varieties for variation in sugar and carb content? There's a huge difference in taste... (more)

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Cheryl_Sloan 0 · September 26, 2010 at 11:33 PM

My philosophy is if it grows on a tree and is in it's natural form, it's probably ok. If I get hung up on the minutia, it drives me crazy. Could a paleo person have eaten an apple? Would they? Good enough. That being said I prefer the tarter... (more)

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by 56616 · 15 minutes ago

I remember when I was raw vegan some people considered this a cardinal sin. Now I see it making the paleo rounds. I'm a little concerned, because there is nothing like a delicious bowl of coconut milk and berries. Any real scientific evidence... (more)

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Drew_aka_CrossFit_Junkie 0 · August 19, 2010 at 3:33 AM

Possibly, the two reasons I can see for avoiding this are (a) There may be some kind of competitive inhibition with the digestive enzymes. Not too sure about that one though. and (b) The insulin release from the fruit could potentially make... (more)

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by 22913 · 15 minutes ago

http://www.foodintol.com/sugar.asp My N=1 30 day fructose elimination showed me that fructose and I do not agree. This may be the next wheat...we already know how bad fructose is by itself... Are the small amounts in fruit ok for most similarly... (more)

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Brent 0 · August 16, 2010 at 2:59 PM

A about 2 years ago (after feeling poorly for about 18months), I was diagnosed with Fructose Malabsorption. Once I tuned my diet accordingly, by figuring out what amount of fructose I could tolerate, the change was amazing (back to feeling good,... (more)

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by 130 · 15 minutes ago

It's getting pretty heated over there between the paleo/ancestors and the fruitarian types: http://www.giveittomeraw.com/profiles/blogs/fructose-myths-debunked?xg_source=activity&id=1407416%3ABlogPost%3A1397165&page=4#comments This is... (more)

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Stancel_ 0 · August 10, 2010 at 11:38 PM

Why would fruit be unhealthy? And why would it not be considered paleo? If the answer from the low-carbers is "It's high in carbs. It has a sugar called fructose." Well I don't think that's convincing at all. The difference between paleo and... (more)

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by 1159 · 16 minutes ago

I'm thinking about going very low-carb and therefore considering ditching fruit for at least one month, for gut healing purposes and to become more insulin sensitive. The only thing that is holding me back is the idea that if i cut on fruits i... (more)

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pfw 0 · August 06, 2010 at 11:08 AM

For a month? You'll be fine. I did a year without much trouble. As already noted, Stefansson did a year without any trouble. People at ZIOH have done it for longer. Don't worry about cutting out fruit - fruit doesn't contain anything you can't get... (more)

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by 20787 · 16 minutes ago

Since childhood, I knew that if I ate raw apples, my throat would shortly itch like crazy. I was allergic, although luckily not life threateningly so, but didn't why it only happened with raw apples, not cooked. I guessed that cooking must... (more)

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Yoannah_offca 0 · July 29, 2010 at 1:02 PM

Well, now I understand more the link :) I do have pollen allergy (trees, not grasses), and I do have some fruit allergies. Probably only the oral syndrome, the itching around the tongue and so on... Funny thing is, it comes and goes. Sometimes I... (more)

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by 2581 · 16 minutes ago

Just wondering what your thoughts on them and their diet.

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Katie 0 · July 22, 2010 at 5:19 AM

I was an adherent to the Doug Graham way for a little over two years. From what I could tell interacting with a large part of the community during that time, 80-10-10 leaves you either emaciated and skinny, or emaciated and fat. There are only a... (more)

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by 7063 · 16 minutes ago

I heard that the pectin in apples is good for digestive disorders and can also lower cholesterol - has anyone tried eating an apple a day for digestion problems (or anything else) and do they think that apples can be more of a benefit to our... (more)

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Felix 0 · July 18, 2010 at 10:16 AM

My approach is that it makes a lot of sense to just eat a variety of fruits. In season. I know there are many people out there calling fruit "bags of sugar" - but they are more. After all, loads of vitamins can't be that bad and they taste just... (more)

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by 539 · 17 minutes ago

Because the tree in my back yard is about to put forth some fruit and frankly, it would be a crime to let the crows have them all. (Much as I honor the corvids.) I've found almost no good ideas online for Paleo cherry treats/bars/whatevers of any... (more)

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andrew 0 · June 09, 2010 at 6:56 AM

I would just gorge on the cherries!

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