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insulin sensitivity and fruit

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 07, 2013 at 6:03 PM

Hey guys,

I'm training in the gym a lot and am working on fat loss..

For this i am trying to become more insulin sensitive so my body uses my stored fat as it's source of energy!

I love fruit though! But have cut it out for the past week because of it's sugar content!

Is there any fruits which are particularly low in sugar which i could eat in moderation??

Ryan

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That helps! thanks :)

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Hey Ed thanks for the good advice!

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on June 07, 2013
at 11:04 PM

I am a type 1 diabetic and I find that the fruits that require the least insulin for me are strawberries, blue berries, lemon, and limes. In moderation of course. Hope this helps!

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on June 08, 2013
at 08:01 PM

That helps! thanks :)

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on June 07, 2013
at 06:50 PM

Berries.

Besides, sugar doesn't make you less insulin sensitive.

Neither do proper high carb diets. Quite the opposite - a proper high carb diet will improve insulin sensitivity.

High fat does the opposite, but it's just an adaptation.

If you want higher insulin sensitivity then lose fat, lift weights and be active every day.

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on June 07, 2013
at 07:00 PM

Hey Ed thanks for the good advice!

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on June 07, 2013
at 07:02 PM

Even the ketogenic diets that are strong enough to be considered therapeutic by medical doctors have at least strawberries in them.

Anyway, if you want to burn fat, you want a relatively low level of insulin, not necessarily insulin sensitivity. Being insulin sensitive means your cells do what insulin says do, and insulin says STORE. If your insulin is talking to a fat cell, then, if you are insulin sensitive, you will STORE FAT.

What you are trying to do instead, is keep insulin low, and have some mild restriction, so that various other processes are saying to the fat cells, hey give us that energy. Meanwhile, the brain is still a glucose hog, and the liver puts some out into the bloodstream in order to make the brain happy. The rest of your tissues become somewhat insulin resistant, because that glucose needs to go to the brain, not any other cells.

So have a few berries in the evening.

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on June 07, 2013
at 11:30 PM

Lemons and limes - enjoy!

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on June 07, 2013
at 09:37 PM

Search for: Total Metabolic Fructose (TMF). Go for the fruits with less TMF.

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