An apple is a mix of fructose and glucose. Apples are actually one of the higher fructose-containing fruits (which is why they don't raise blood sugar much vs say, a mango or pineapple), so they're actually poor for muscle glycogen replenishing. They're more effective at replenishing liver glycogen. I include one with each of my two meal on carb refeed days to get my liver going, but anymore would overwhelm it and that's not what I'm going for.
Originally Posted by Lawbat
Ironically, beer would be better because it's complex carbs from wheat, so it's all glucose. The problem? Well, there's alcohol in it, so it's going to ruin your metabolism, so that's out! Oh, and the whole gluten thing if you're anti-gluten
Brown rice and whole wheat pasta are actually pretty effective for carb cycling. I just avoid them because of the high levels of phytic acid in brown rice and gluten in the wheat...even though I don't appear to be all that sensitive to either of them. I can tell you my pet, dust and mold allergies have disappeared along with my mild eczema I used to have since going primal, so although I don't seem to have any issues digesting grains, the toxin buildup over years was obviously causing mild autoimmune issues that could have turned into something serious over decades. My skin is much clearer, too, but I suspect a lot of that is from removing most dairy. I used to go through a lot of skim milk and now I do almond milk only.
Last edited by ChocoTaco369; 07-26-2011 at 08:13 AM.
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