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low fructose foods

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 12, 2012 at 2:55 PM

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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on December 13, 2012
at 05:22 PM

In reference books and detailed online research publications and such, yeah, but for a quick-go-to source of information I still find them quite useful. :-)

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on December 12, 2012
at 05:37 PM

Yes, you can...far better.

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on December 12, 2012
at 03:20 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.

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on December 12, 2012
at 04:32 PM

You can't get much better than Wikipedia, again. :-) Scroll down for glucose/fructose amounts in fruits.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fructose

(unrelated but I am finally going to give them their due and contribute some $ to this really awesome resource - consider the same)

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

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on December 12, 2012
at 05:37 PM

Yes, you can...far better.

A3c56c85290f748410a6f340ddd552b3

(321)

on December 13, 2012
at 05:22 PM

In reference books and detailed online research publications and such, yeah, but for a quick-go-to source of information I still find them quite useful. :-)

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on December 12, 2012
at 04:21 PM

I actually read yesterday that fructose is unhealthy for numerous reasons. It is not metabolized in the body like glucose is, so it does not raise insulin levels. This seems good, since we want to avoid insulin spikes as much as possible, but since it does not raise insulin, it also does not produce a leptin response, so your body won't tell you that you are full even after a massive amount of fructose. Then your system is overloaded!

So, fructose is good to avoid.

If you were curious as to where I got this information:

Fructose Metabolism

Also remember that sucrose (table sugar) is half glucose and half fructose, so if you want to avoid fructose all together, that means vegetables are your safest route!

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