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    Fruit? Acceptable or optimal?

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    OK, we are all in agreement about the evils of fructose, but most of the writing here and in the paleo blogosphere seems to refer to HFCS whenever talking about fructose. Yet fruit has lots of fructose.

    In the primal and paloe worlds, fruit is OK, perhaps in moderation, particularly if organic, especially if you trend towards berries. But is fruit consumption optimal? Or just merely acceptable?

    I am not trying to lose weight at this point. I typically have a couple of pieces of fruit daily (like an apple or banana and a handfull of raisins). But I am trying to optimize diet.

    What are your thoughts on it and particularly on how the fructose is processed by our bodies.

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    I think fruit is fine. Some people will get worked up over fruit, but I think most are trying to lose weight. I am trying to lose weight also, but love my apples, grapes, grapefruits, etc. Oh, and I am still losing weight. Down 22 lbs. since. February.
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    I consider fruit optional. I don't think there's anything beneficial you get from a fruit that you can't also get from a vegetable. If you like fruit and you find some good stuff and want to eat it, go for it. Personally, I find I like fruit a lot more now that I'm not forcing myself to eat 2-4 servings per day for "health." I'll have a handful of frozen blueberries with cream sometimes if I want a treat, or maybe a grapefruit now and then (grapefruit with avocado and salt is one of my favorite salad toppings), but otherwise, I don't worry about it.

    I would not consider apples, bananas, or raisins optimal, unless you happen to be in South America where the bananas are actually worth eating (seriously, I normally hate bananas, but I had one or two a day for breakfast in Brazil because they were just so darn yummy). Or if you have the chance to pluck a Pink Lady apple off the tree to eat. But apples and bananas just seem like obligation fruits to me (i.e., fruit that you eat because "fruit is good for you").

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    optional. too much fructose in todays genetically engineered fruit. eat 1-2 pieces of fruit a day and 6-7 servings of fresh vegetables. vegetables dont cause any blood sugar spikes and provide vitamins and minerals.

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    I think it depends on whether you're after losing weight or maintaining your weight. If someone has lots of weight to lose he'd be better off avoiding all fruit for the first 2-3 weeks of his diet. Then adding one fruit a day (one with a low GI like apples,berries etc.) would be a good idea. If you want to maintain your weight I would say 1-2 portions of fruit should be essential to your diet.

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    I think fruit is good but easy to overdo. I am usually full enough from dinner that I usually don't want any. I may have one serving a day usually, and it is almost always berries.
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    berries are the best bang for your buck

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    I watched above, i think fruit is good however i think it prolongs the time it takes for your body to be in ketosis. And if you eat to much of the wrong types of fruit it will slow down the ketosis process. I have found that coconut puree increases the level of ketones greatly in my body. Get some ketosis strips and try for yourself.

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    Above shows what someone who eats meats etc can transform after going all fruits and veggies. Looks like i am definitely staying with bacon and eggs.
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