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    I know a lot of people in this community limit fruit consumption, but boy, if there's any time of the year to up intake it's now...with the abundance of in-season, organic fruit. I had an organic nectarine today, and the flavor just exploded in my mouth. Not to mention things that are in season are chock full of nutrients...and they just taste so amazing that it lessens my temptation to indulge in things I shouldn't! Also had some local, organic Michigan strawberries that were just incredible.

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    There's nothing wrong with fruit, especially organic fruit in season. Those of us who are diabetic or pre-diabetic (me), or trying to lose fat, just have to be careful. For Grok and Grokina, it was perfect that fruit coming ripe in the fall would help them store fat for the winter, and fruit coming ripe in the spring would help them rebuild the fat that was depleted during the winter. Or something like that. But they didn't have candy fruit like ours.

    Enjoy
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    • #3
      I've been eating more fruit the past couple of weeks - something about sunny weather! And, I've lost two pounds in the last week
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      • #4
        We are designed to eat fruit. Perhaps not 20+ servings a day, but in the tropics, there are hundreds of species of sugary, wild fruits that grow year-round and have not been domesticated by man. Whole food fructose does not make you any fatter than whole food fat.

        The bitter truth about fructose alarmism
        Wild and Ancient Fruit: Is it Really Small, Bitter, and Low in Sugar?

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        • #5
          Two words: Cherry. Season.

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          • #6
            Berry picking is upon us! Go forth and gather! Even if you are limiting fruit, berries are some of the best foods you can eat.

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            • #7
              its all about portion. i have 1/4 of an apple, handful of berries, 3 strawberries and 1/4 of a grapefruit everyday. i love it!

              i went primal in feb 2010
              200lbs
              37% body fat
              38-40 waist

              1 year to the day
              140lbs
              7.8% body fat
              29 waist

              currently
              137lbs
              7% body fat
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              • #8
                Originally posted by tarek View Post
                We are designed to eat fruit. Perhaps not 20+ servings a day, but in the tropics, there are hundreds of species of sugary, wild fruits that grow year-round and have not been domesticated by man. Whole food fructose does not make you any fatter than whole food fat.

                The bitter truth about fructose alarmism
                Wild and Ancient Fruit: Is it Really Small, Bitter, and Low in Sugar?
                I read, or skimmed, your very interesting links. But for about 2 million years our ancestral homeland was not tropical. Most of the time homo sapiens have been around has been ice age. Our direct ancestors may well have hunkered down by the ocean for tens of thousands of years.
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                • #9
                  I'm a seasonal fruit eater I just don't feel like eating much fruit in the winter but come summer and I'm all over it. A life without watermelon? No way But only in the summer when it's actually sweet and delicious

                  I didn't eat much fruit my first month primal because it wasn't the right season yet, but the last week or two I've started eating more. Once the peaches are ripe enough to smell in the supermarket all bets are off! (still waiting for that!).

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                  • #10
                    i had an organic nectarine yesterday. Mmmm! and a grapefruit. blackberries. i completely agree with shannon about watermelons (and other melons). big juicy melons are probably neolithic, but i'm not skipping them for the 2-3 weeks in the year they're in season here!
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                    • #11
                      Everything in moderation, three cheers for fruit !

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Sudenveri View Post
                        Two words: Cherry. Season.
                        Heck yeah. I only get them about 6 weeks a year so I eat them while they're here. I don't eat as many as I did before, but I'm just not giving them up. Plus our local raspberries are in. I love those. I bought a flat to freeze so I have them in the off season.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Hedonist View Post
                          I read, or skimmed, your very interesting links. But for about 2 million years our ancestral homeland was not tropical. Most of the time homo sapiens have been around has been ice age. Our direct ancestors may well have hunkered down by the ocean for tens of thousands of years.
                          I'm not really concerned with the evolutionary paradigm in relation to food -- there is too much speculation to be completely certain of our ancestral landscape and diet. There is no indisputable proof that we ate a specific macronutrient ratio for two million years prior to the advent of agriculture. Nothing in my physiology suggests that I am a creature meant to live in a cold environment. When humans move away from the tropics, they must simulate the tropics via clothing, shelter, and heat in order to survive. Sure, we CAN live in Northern climates and eat mostly Northern foods, and there's probably nothing wrong with either, but this doesn't make it wrong to eat a diet that is rich in fruit.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Sudenveri View Post
                            Two words: Cherry. Season.
                            +1

                            My daughter and I enjoyed some sweet cherries today!
                            Jaime, wife to Phaedrus and primal mama to A (4) and X (1).

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                            • #15
                              Heck yeah to local seasonal fruit! Melons, and berries, and stonefruits oh my!!

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