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What is a good intake of fruit?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 15, 2011 at 9:40 PM

I'm new to this, and I've gathered fruits aren't a good source of energy due the sugars. What is a good amount of fruit intake, or do you just not take them at all? I've googled and it seems the answers are varied, and I'm not sure why.

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on June 06, 2011
at 08:01 AM

I upvoted it back, because downvoting is even less helpful than the comment itself

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on May 19, 2011
at 09:42 PM

As much as you want or more.

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on May 16, 2011
at 02:15 PM

...this can be a punishing bunch Ikco.

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on May 16, 2011
at 08:37 AM

C'mon. I mean I know and agree with "-" people but do write something before downvoting.

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on May 16, 2011
at 04:18 AM

why are we poor, poor canadians allowed no fruit?

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

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on May 15, 2011
at 11:38 PM

If you live North of NYC the answer is none. If you live close the equator the answer is about 50-100 gms a day. If your looking for optimal for a human......without respect to where you live......I would say as little as possible

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on May 15, 2011
at 11:05 PM

berries, apricots, figs, grapefruits, papayas, peaches, and plums have the lowest fructose content of fruit you can eat, which is what you want. Out of those I would probably only say that it's allowable to eat berries (especially blueberries) on a daily basis because of the antioxidant content. You'd probably want to go MAX two servings of fruit a day with less being better.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

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on May 15, 2011
at 10:54 PM

depends where you live.......and what else you do to support your level of fruit.

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B9a8c5b021cebc0d3f389c513d39e8bd

on May 15, 2011
at 10:07 PM

I find that, to continue to lose weight, I cannot eat fruit. Fructose sensitivity differs for everyone. But if you are not trying to lose weight, I'd say enjoy fruit, though most recommendations I see are to limit to one-two servings per day because of the insulin response created.

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on May 16, 2011
at 04:50 PM

Adding in the occasional mango and banana on workout days, along with a cup or two of blueberries each day seems to have helped me lean out. Blueberries appear to improve insulin sensitivity in obese humans and prevent obesity in rodents. Mango and banana seem to elicit better glucose/insulin responses than other tropical fruits.

You may be able to tolerate fruit; only one way to find out.

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on May 15, 2011
at 10:27 PM

Depends on your goal and reasons I guess. If you want to loose weight it might behoove you to limit yourself to 1 serving and select from the fruits that have the least amt of sugar, berries are best they say.

When I first started I was eating about 3 servings, frankly the sweetness got me thru the cravings and i was dropping weight but very slowly. Once I started reducing, when I was ready, I didn't miss it too much. Now I do fruit a couple times a week, 1 serving only. I dont deprive myself of much and I still see results because its in moderation.

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on May 15, 2011
at 10:52 PM

I recommend watching "Sugar: the bitter truth" on youtube. Fructose is toxic to the body, however he mentions that if fructose is the venom then fiber is the anti-venom. So I recommend staying away from dehydrated fruit as dehydrating causes the fructose in the fruit to triple. Stick to berries and melons; eat as little as possible but not to the point you feel you are being deprived of something you like. Compared to the amount you were consuming before going paleo you'd be consuming very little. . These days the average diet is 20% sugar primarily due to the addition of High Fructose Corn Syrup to everything.

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on May 15, 2011
at 10:01 PM

Personally, i eat all the fruit i want necause they are good for you! There is not such a thing as too much fruit...you are full before you csn eat too much! :)

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on May 16, 2011
at 02:15 PM

...this can be a punishing bunch Ikco.

84666a86108dee8d11cbbc85b6382083

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on May 16, 2011
at 08:37 AM

C'mon. I mean I know and agree with "-" people but do write something before downvoting.

44c0064c835001351885a6d349a2542f

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on June 06, 2011
at 08:01 AM

I upvoted it back, because downvoting is even less helpful than the comment itself

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3c997ffae3db9464325b96979346d9e9

on May 16, 2011
at 02:13 PM

Eat fruit with lots of cream or nut butters so the sugar is absorbed more slowly.

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on May 15, 2011
at 10:27 PM

Are you trying to lose weight? Then no or minimal fruits.

Otherwise, indulge occasionally, but not daily. Paleolithic humans had access to fruit only seasonally, and even then the fruit had not been bred for sweetness. The reason to avoid too much fruit is the same as the reason not to eat lots of table sugar--high intake of fructose is very bad for you.

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