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Sources of carbs with the least amount of fructose?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 21, 2010 at 6:20 AM

If I'd like to add sources of carb in my diet while focusing on limiting fructose, what would be the best choices?

Any charts out there comparing the different fruits and tubers in terms of fructose content?

I hear a lot about roots and tubers being a better choice than fruits (fructose-wise), but as I see it, carrots and beets still seem quite high in fructose.

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on January 06, 2011
at 11:16 PM

The total content is what I look at, percentage is worthless, load is what you want to know. I need to get around to finishing that excel, I've got a pretty good one going

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on January 06, 2011
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Id be interested in those charts if you ever got around to making them, Stephen. In looking at the chart, how does Cordain arrive at the total met. fructose number. And, is this the number I should pay attention to if I wanted to eliminate fructose, or would I just focus on the Fructose content itself? Any info is appreciated.

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on August 22, 2010
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I plan on making omega 6 and fructose charts once I have time... Never have time...

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on August 21, 2010
at 10:50 PM

Thanks a lot for that. Would be nice to have one to compare to popular tubers. Perhaps I can compile one when I find the time.

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4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

on August 21, 2010
at 07:30 PM

Cordain has a chart listing Fructose content of Fruit

http://www.thepaleodiet.com/nutritional_tools/fruits_table.html

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

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on August 22, 2010
at 01:54 AM

I plan on making omega 6 and fructose charts once I have time... Never have time...

9bc6f3df8db981f67ea1465411958c8d

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on August 21, 2010
at 10:50 PM

Thanks a lot for that. Would be nice to have one to compare to popular tubers. Perhaps I can compile one when I find the time.

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22913)

on January 06, 2011
at 11:16 PM

The total content is what I look at, percentage is worthless, load is what you want to know. I need to get around to finishing that excel, I've got a pretty good one going

50637dfd7dc7a7e811d82283f4f5fd10

(5838)

on January 06, 2011
at 10:44 PM

Id be interested in those charts if you ever got around to making them, Stephen. In looking at the chart, how does Cordain arrive at the total met. fructose number. And, is this the number I should pay attention to if I wanted to eliminate fructose, or would I just focus on the Fructose content itself? Any info is appreciated.

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on August 21, 2010
at 03:26 PM

I personally think fructose is fine in moderate natural amounts. I think the prob is that most people eating sad are eating 10 times more of it than is natural, thanx to sodas, cake, candies, fruit juice, etc. Plus they are eating it in concentrated form in things that have no other nutrients. SO even after all that calorie intake, they are still nutrient deprived.

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on August 21, 2010
at 08:01 AM

Although fructose is associated with fruit, it is not only found in fruit. Carrots have the same fructose/glucose ratio as bananas, and sweet potatoes have the same fructose/glucose ratio as peaches. Can you believe it?

I just can't see why fructose would be bad. Yes, highly domesticated fruit like apples and pears have the highest levels of fructose. But the truth is, there are many fruits in the wild that are naturally sweet. Perhaps there is some what of a bias because whoever out there is tasting the wild fruit to comment on it, isn't eating it when it's ripe. Many fruits exude a fruity smell when ripe, or change color. No doubt it would not be hard for our Paleolithic ancestors to tell the difference.

I think the main thing that I would say is important is not eating underripe fruit. I find that underripe fruit, while it has a tolerable taste,gives me a very bad feeling in my teeth, especially my lower front teeth. I have read about dental health being damaged by underripe fruit. I think it maybe has to do with it being acidic or something. On that note it might be best to avoid acidic fruit like oranges most of the time in favor of others.

lol, I'm not as much of an expert as I like to make myself sound. It makes sense to me though.

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