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Choice of Fruit

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 02, 2012 at 5:31 AM

For an endurance athlete who would like to eat one piece of fruit per day, what would you recommend? Can you go past a banana for its good glucose/fructose ratio and potassium, are berries better? Apples or oranges?

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on April 04, 2012
at 06:26 AM

I did answer the question. Read my post again.

Fb67dc30cead043d1d13ea503a3044dc

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on April 04, 2012
at 06:10 AM

If you're not going to actually answer the question, why say anything? It just makes PH an uglier place.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on April 02, 2012
at 06:23 PM

I'm sure there are but it gets embarrassing to read some of the questions here though.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on April 02, 2012
at 06:15 PM

And what difference will that make?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on April 02, 2012
at 06:15 PM

I'm sure there are. It just gets embaressing to read some of the ridiculous posts here though.

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on April 02, 2012
at 11:36 AM

I'm not an endurance athlete at all and I can eat 2 pounds of grapes, 20 plums and 3 glasses of OJ while remaining lean.

5759bd89db5f73cabe0a6e8f8e6e1cb9

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on April 02, 2012
at 10:58 AM

Whoa Warren I am sure there are nicer ways to make your point.

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on April 02, 2012
at 09:25 AM

One piece of berry wont be very far.

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on April 02, 2012
at 06:16 AM

Nice summary! I also did endurance activities--hiking and cycling--and fruit is the fastest/easiest way to restore liver glycogen. And it takes quite a bit of fruit to reach 50g of fructose.

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on April 02, 2012
at 05:44 AM

An endurance athlete can have a banana plus the berries/citrus. At least on workout days.

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on April 02, 2012
at 06:12 AM

Why only one? On an otherwise clean diet, I do not think more will harm you. I am an endurance athlete and I eat fruits five times per day along with orange juice (female, under 20% bodyfat). Easily digestible fruits are best. Tropical fruits like papaya and watermelon are excellent. Ripe bananas are okay. Apple and pear is best made into a sauce for easy digestion. I guess berries are good, but they do not give you that much in terms of calories. Pure orange juice is another good option.

Okay, I used to be a fruit skeptic myself. I think I watched the Lustig video on YouTube like 3 times back in the summer of 2009. I used to be grossed out by fruit juice. But I was wrong.

Take a look at Stephan Guyenet' blog post:

http://wholehealthsource.blogspot.com/2012/02/is-sugar-fattening.html

Two of his take home points are:

  • Sugar, including fructose, is not inherently fattening relative to other calorie sources, and unrefined sugar is compatible with fat loss in the context of simple whole food diets.

  • Fruit is not fattening, and it may actually be slimming.

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on April 02, 2012
at 06:16 AM

Nice summary! I also did endurance activities--hiking and cycling--and fruit is the fastest/easiest way to restore liver glycogen. And it takes quite a bit of fruit to reach 50g of fructose.

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on April 02, 2012
at 05:38 AM

I would eat berries and citrus and then also eat potatoes...

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on April 02, 2012
at 11:36 AM

I'm not an endurance athlete at all and I can eat 2 pounds of grapes, 20 plums and 3 glasses of OJ while remaining lean.

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on April 02, 2012
at 05:44 AM

An endurance athlete can have a banana plus the berries/citrus. At least on workout days.

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on April 02, 2012
at 10:45 AM

Grapefruit- Vitamin C and 20-25 grams of carbs. Mainly I say grapefruit because it is the most slowly absorbed fruit with a LOW Glycemic Index of 22.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on April 02, 2012
at 06:15 PM

And what difference will that make?

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on April 02, 2012
at 06:44 AM

one piece of fruit per day, what would you recommend?

I would recommend that you just eat something that you like. One piece of fruit is something and nothing. Do you really think one fruit could possibly be so different from another that it's going to make a noticeable difference? Are you such a highly tuned athlete that an apple for example could do something that a pear wont quite manage? Get a grip.

5759bd89db5f73cabe0a6e8f8e6e1cb9

(1467)

on April 02, 2012
at 10:58 AM

Whoa Warren I am sure there are nicer ways to make your point.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on April 02, 2012
at 06:23 PM

I'm sure there are but it gets embarrassing to read some of the questions here though.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on April 02, 2012
at 06:15 PM

I'm sure there are. It just gets embaressing to read some of the ridiculous posts here though.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on April 04, 2012
at 06:26 AM

I did answer the question. Read my post again.

Fb67dc30cead043d1d13ea503a3044dc

(3280)

on April 04, 2012
at 06:10 AM

If you're not going to actually answer the question, why say anything? It just makes PH an uglier place.

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