To answer your questions Travis and Steve:Travis, the fruit intake definitely coincided with fat loss. My activity consist of crossfit 4-5 times a week and occasional outdoor activities on a weekened. Not sure how it affects my AGEs; I rarely cook with high heat and I eat foods that are known to inhibit AEGs so that might help with the increased fructose consumption. But who knows?! There is conflicting evidence for just about anything out there. Bottom line is I feel great, perform great and am lean as possible. Is there disease and inflammation within my body? Perhaps. All we can do it try to cut down the risks factors by eating this way.
For about 4 weeks I had this healthy ( or was it unhealthy?!) obsession with bananas and almond butter to the point where I was eating, on average, 4 bananas a day just about every day. Noticed little summin summin but perhaps that was from the increased almond butter consumption. Cut down bananas recently as per the latest information on saponins. If I consume it is typically pre or post workout. Plantains are now on my list for awesome post wod carbs. Saute it with some coconut oil or olive oil, maybe even add some coconut flakes and cinnamon or cocoa. Heaven.