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How come fruitarians are not diabetic?

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Created October 11, 2012 at 10:02 PM

How come fruitarians are not diabetic? They eat carbs all day long...what gives?

Cf08ad26759fdd206a2c9f9385080a57

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on October 29, 2013
at 08:23 PM

I'm reminded of what happened to Ashton when he tried to do it.

"My pancreas levels were completely out of whack"

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on October 29, 2013
at 07:35 PM

Steve Job's wasn't even a fruitarian.... He was a junk food eating vegan...

F291857fa12a0291688ea994343156dc

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on September 26, 2013
at 10:29 PM

I believe fructose is mostly metabolized in the liver...no insulin required.

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on October 21, 2012
at 07:35 PM

Glut5 can be used for fructose to some degree: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9781312

5e92edc5a180787a60a252a8232006e9

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on October 13, 2012
at 05:48 PM

Those who primarily eat fruits tend to become diabetic quickly when they mix Neolithic foods with their fruit-eating ways. That's the same for all starch-eating populations, practically all human populations. Take any Mexicans, Chinese, Pacific Islanders, Africans ... they were all raised on starch / fruit diets. Once sugar and gluten barge in, they're sitting ducks for diabetes and autoimmune diseases.

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on October 13, 2012
at 12:23 AM

Um, they do get diabetes. Or at least they have an abnormally high rate of it, within their population,

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on October 12, 2012
at 11:19 PM

Yes, but don't say his name. Especially 3x in a dark bathroom. Seriously, wanna freak yourself out? Try it?

D41bd7b3d3b962eb0146f471eb632f56

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on October 12, 2012
at 10:27 PM

Indeed. Family history of T2D and breast cancer here on both sides. Never been obese, but was a chubby kid. Lost 30 lbs a few years ago. I have less tolerance to carbs than the naturally slim I know, but being young and not having a lot of time to become metabolically deranged, my blood sugar is easily managed with the moderate inclusion of safer carbs. I do have estrogen dominance and mild PCOS. =loaded gun on both accounts.

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on October 12, 2012
at 09:59 PM

Excess food made me obese, mostly a highly processed mixture of vegetable oils, starches and sugar. Once I got to be obese I think the excess carbs triggered the T2D, because when I reduced the carbs the high blood glucose came down to normal levels.

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on October 12, 2012
at 01:36 PM

No clue, the answer adds to the discussion, so +1 from me.

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on October 12, 2012
at 11:58 AM

Why the down vote? I was going to make the same point re: Steve Jobs, who essentially had an eating disorder.

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on October 12, 2012
at 07:05 AM

Fruit and refined fructose are hardly comparable, Luke. Also, I'm no troll. I am your father.

4b9077bdc5240ddeb48b2125c1bd6265

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on October 12, 2012
at 04:20 AM

Isn't sugar a carb??? Or am I feeding the trolls?

4b9077bdc5240ddeb48b2125c1bd6265

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on October 12, 2012
at 04:19 AM

Is Mr Crazy Bananas referring to a particular, prolific, fruity youtuber? Not that it matters, I just keep stumbling across the same dude.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on October 12, 2012
at 02:50 AM

My understanding was that fructose was processed by the liver directly into trigs. I know Glucose can be moved via non-insulin mediated transport (glut4) but I don't think fructose can.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on October 12, 2012
at 02:48 AM

Even with the spelling mistakes and bad grammar? Great minds do think alike.

A2c38be4c54c91a15071f82f14cac0b3

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on October 12, 2012
at 12:30 AM

Because carbs don't cause the diabeetus.

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on October 11, 2012
at 11:19 PM

That's kind of what I thought too.

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on October 11, 2012
at 10:24 PM

Exactly what I was going to say.

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on October 11, 2012
at 10:06 PM

I don't think your statement can be applied to all fruitarians. I've seen posts of people who stopped being fruitarians because it caused Type-II diabetes.

Why isn't Mr. Crazy-Bananas diabetic? Hundreds of miles of biking, starting off skinny, and not absorbing fructose well all have their place. Also, he lives off mostly bananas which are high-starch and moderate in fructose compared to some other fruits.

Also, don't under estimate the "perfect storm" of High Pufa AND high sugar diets.

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

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on October 11, 2012
at 10:24 PM

Exactly what I was going to say.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on October 12, 2012
at 02:48 AM

Even with the spelling mistakes and bad grammar? Great minds do think alike.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on October 12, 2012
at 11:19 PM

Yes, but don't say his name. Especially 3x in a dark bathroom. Seriously, wanna freak yourself out? Try it?

4b9077bdc5240ddeb48b2125c1bd6265

(158)

on October 12, 2012
at 04:19 AM

Is Mr Crazy Bananas referring to a particular, prolific, fruity youtuber? Not that it matters, I just keep stumbling across the same dude.

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on October 12, 2012
at 01:00 AM

Eating carbs doesn't cause diabetes.

Edit: Just noticed Mscott beat me to it!

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D41bd7b3d3b962eb0146f471eb632f56

on October 12, 2012
at 09:50 PM

I prefer to think of the potential to get diabetes as a loaded gun and excess carbs is just a trigger. Diabetes is much more complicated than carb intake or else many primitive cultures worldwide would be largely diabetic.

D41bd7b3d3b962eb0146f471eb632f56

(2029)

on October 12, 2012
at 10:27 PM

Indeed. Family history of T2D and breast cancer here on both sides. Never been obese, but was a chubby kid. Lost 30 lbs a few years ago. I have less tolerance to carbs than the naturally slim I know, but being young and not having a lot of time to become metabolically deranged, my blood sugar is easily managed with the moderate inclusion of safer carbs. I do have estrogen dominance and mild PCOS. =loaded gun on both accounts.

Medium avatar

(10611)

on October 12, 2012
at 09:59 PM

Excess food made me obese, mostly a highly processed mixture of vegetable oils, starches and sugar. Once I got to be obese I think the excess carbs triggered the T2D, because when I reduced the carbs the high blood glucose came down to normal levels.

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F9638b939a6f85d67f60065677193cad

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on October 12, 2012
at 05:53 PM

I think this website has the most information about fruitarianism and its health effects. Somewhere in the millions of words there is something that I read that many fruitarians DO have symptoms that mirror diabetes, if they don't actually have diabetes. But probably the biggest takeaway I got from reading this is that most fruitarian leaders cheat on their diet and keep it a secret from their followers.

http://www.beyondveg.com/cat/fruit-dreams/index.shtml

5e92edc5a180787a60a252a8232006e9

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on October 13, 2012
at 05:48 PM

Those who primarily eat fruits tend to become diabetic quickly when they mix Neolithic foods with their fruit-eating ways. That's the same for all starch-eating populations, practically all human populations. Take any Mexicans, Chinese, Pacific Islanders, Africans ... they were all raised on starch / fruit diets. Once sugar and gluten barge in, they're sitting ducks for diabetes and autoimmune diseases.

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5e92edc5a180787a60a252a8232006e9

(345)

on October 12, 2012
at 04:21 AM

Fruitarians don't become diabetic. It's when those who call themselves fruitarians start eating refined carbohydrates they become diabetic. But then they weren't true fruitarians to begin with.

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3491e51730101b18724dc57c86601173

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on October 12, 2012
at 03:43 AM

Maybe they die of pancreatic cancer first (Steve Jobs, for example).

And maybe they are just not diabetic YET.

9a5e2da94ad63ea3186dfa494e16a8d1

(15833)

on October 12, 2012
at 11:58 AM

Why the down vote? I was going to make the same point re: Steve Jobs, who essentially had an eating disorder.

5e5ff249c9161b8cd96d7eff6043bc3a

(4713)

on October 12, 2012
at 01:36 PM

No clue, the answer adds to the discussion, so +1 from me.

Medium avatar

on October 29, 2013
at 07:35 PM

Steve Job's wasn't even a fruitarian.... He was a junk food eating vegan...

Cf08ad26759fdd206a2c9f9385080a57

(995)

on October 29, 2013
at 08:23 PM

I'm reminded of what happened to Ashton when he tried to do it.

"My pancreas levels were completely out of whack"

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on October 11, 2012
at 11:03 PM

From what I undersand. . . Cells don't need insulin to use fructose for energy. The reproduced cells are made without insulin receptors so a sugar dependence occurs but not diabetes. If I'm way off, I apologize but that is how it was explained to me.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on October 12, 2012
at 02:50 AM

My understanding was that fructose was processed by the liver directly into trigs. I know Glucose can be moved via non-insulin mediated transport (glut4) but I don't think fructose can.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on October 11, 2012
at 11:19 PM

That's kind of what I thought too.

A2c38be4c54c91a15071f82f14cac0b3

(12682)

on October 21, 2012
at 07:35 PM

Glut5 can be used for fructose to some degree: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9781312

F291857fa12a0291688ea994343156dc

(720)

on September 26, 2013
at 10:29 PM

I believe fructose is mostly metabolized in the liver...no insulin required.

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Ad97e2a867932d9068c5eccf0d81b728

on October 11, 2012
at 10:45 PM

If you eat fruit, and not just drink juices, you get lots of fiber. Offsets some. But, if you eat lots of fruit hopefully you are ACTIVE and burning those carbs. Elsewise you are stressing your pancreas.

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56c28e3654d4dd8a8abdb2c1f525202e

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on October 29, 2013
at 09:32 PM

Maybe they eat a lot of avocado, olives, hazelnuts, chestnuts, walnuts, palm fruit, and the like. Surely a fruitarian will be in much better shape in tropical areas than in the big white North where only acid, sugary fruits are fresh during a small fraction of a year. Is avocado even a "fruit" based on some of the comments above? Just in the Amazon basin there are dozens of high fat fruit types.

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on October 12, 2012
at 08:22 PM

i was a fruitarian for 2 years and my glucose was always fine; however, i definitely was not lean. i had a good layer of fat around all of my muscles. the "reasoning" behind this according to 30bad members was because "i was starving myself on a regular diet so now my body craved more food and thus had to gain weight." well, i got up to 140 lbs eating this way.

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