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  • A Fruity Notion

    So it seems the PB community has frowned upon all non-berry fruits for their high-sugar content and natural rarity, and following the PB, I have, too, removed non-berry fruits from my diet. I understand why we only consume these things in moderation, but yesterday, I had somewhat of an epiphany. Late summer to early spring, Grok probably only rarely enjoyed a juicy fruit on his daily gatherings, but come spring and early summer, wouldn't fruit be easily accessible? If not a daily source of food?

    You would think that if our diets were to be just like Grok's, we would up our intake of fruit about once a year for a few months. So where am I wrong in this idea? Am I wrong?

  • #2
    Eat local fruit seasonally. I certainly don't frown on fruit, BTW. I love it.
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    • #3
      I usually have an apple sometime during the day.

      shrugs
      Durp.

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      • #4
        There are many different schools of the paleo realm that view the evolutionary aspects of the diet to be a mere starting point to base observations on. If we used to eat nothing but meat in ancient times but we have a large number of well formulated studies that show that eating meat in any sizable quantities is bad for humans then who really cares about what grok ate? How we should eat is much more important than how we used to eat.

        As for your epiphany it definitely has some good truth to it for regions where seasons are not so pronounced. Denise Minger over at Raw Food SOS: Troubleshooting on the Raw Food Diet recently talked a bit about the seasonal availability and fructose contents of fruit on the African continent. In the tropical regions it's easy to have various fruits that ripen year round providing easy access to high fructose items on a constant basis. If all aspects of evolution worked out perfectly you would expect people of African decent to show a greater adaptation to fructose consumption than those humans coming from the temperate regions yet they experience markedly higher rates of diseases associated with fructose consumption.
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        • #5
          Paleo people were not trying to undo damage from years of eating garbage.

          Humans evolved to eat a lot of things, because a lot of things were available and it wasn't exactly the same all the time. At this point we have to use what we know and make our best choices. Fruit is just not a good choice. There is no way around it.

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          • #6
            I don't think it's as cut and dried as that. I've been eating real foods since I was 20 (I'm 38), I've been overweight but never obese, and I've never had any blood sugar issues. I'm at a healthy weight now and while there may be days I don't eat fruit or snack at all, If I want some I eat it. I feel great when I do.
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            • #7
              Fruit tastes good. It grows on plants. I eat it.

              That's my 2 cents.

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              • #8
                I think fruit can be easily brought into the primal diet in moderation. You obviously shouldnt make all your meals completely of fruit but it makes for a great snack. The insulin response you will undergo from a little fruit should be easily counter balanced if you are keeping up with your low level aerobics and such. They also offer a colorful array of antioxidants and nutrients.

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                • #9
                  fruit is good so i eat it
                  beautiful
                  yeah you are

                  Baby if you time travel back far enough you can avoid that work because the dust won't be there. You're too pretty to be working that hard.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Diana Renata View Post
                    Fruit tastes good. It grows on plants. I eat it.

                    That's my 2 cents.
                    I like your 2 cents!

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                    • #11
                      There is lots of fruit where I live (sub tropical) so I eat it - sometimes a lot and sometimes a little.
                      Evolutionary. Ideology that fits biology

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by gojirama View Post
                        Eat local fruit seasonally. I certainly don't frown on fruit, BTW. I love it.
                        I totally agree. If it is local, sustainable and organic I don't see a problem eating fruit. Unless you have metabolic issues that need to be fixed first. Otherwise its all about eating whole foods for me.
                        "If man made it, don't eat it" - Jack Lallane

                        People say I am on a "crazy" diet. What is so crazy about eating veggies, fruits, seafood and organ meats? Just because I don't eat whole wheat and processed food doesn't make my diet "crazy". Maybe everyone else with a SAD are the "crazy" ones for putting that junk in their system.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Balance View Post
                          I totally agree. If it is local, sustainable and organic I don't see a problem eating fruit. Unless you have metabolic issues that need to be fixed first. Otherwise its all about eating whole foods for me.
                          +1
                          But also, most of the commonly available mass produced fruits (in your average western at least) have been bred to be a lot sweeter than their preceding generations, even in just the past few decades, let alone centuries etc.

                          I remember scrumping traditional English varieties of apples from local orchards when I was a kid and eating apples and pears grown in my family's and friends Gardens and the varieties available to day all seem to be a lot sweeter.
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                          • #14
                            I eat fruit every time I eat, even if I have veggies, sometimes my entire carb intake at a meal will just be fruit. Hmmm too much fruit or a snickers. Also tonight I came across a large raspberry bush while walking the dog:-)) tomo I am going to strip bare:-) and eat the lot...lol

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Bootneck View Post
                              Also tonight I came across a large raspberry bush while walking the dog:-)) tomo I am going to strip bare:-) and eat the lot...lol
                              Lol I did the same last year when I visited my folks in the UK. Went grocery shopping with them and spotted a huge row of BlackBerry bushes next to the car park. By the time they came out of the store I had filled several carrier bags with berries

                              Can't do that too often here in New Zealand as they're considered a weed and the councils spray them to kill the bushes
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                              Originally posted by tfarny
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