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Old 10-09-2008, 10:26 AM   #1
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What are some good carb choices post workout. Are granolas, oatmeal, yogurt, fruit, and yams all good stuff?
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Old 10-09-2008, 11:08 AM   #2
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I wouldn't put yogurt as a primary carb source, the rest would work fine yes.
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Old 10-09-2008, 12:18 PM   #3
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I have actually mixed plain yogurt with frozen fruit and milk + whey for a post-WO shake which is great but Im not sure what your overall current diet is.
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Old 10-09-2008, 01:07 PM   #4
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Fruit in moderation.....as your liver can only hold so much glycogen (like 80g) from fructose...then it goes into fat.
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Old 10-09-2008, 04:49 PM   #5
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Do you know how much fruit it would take to get to 80g of fructose? A LOT, on average a piece of fruit has about 4.5 grams. Soda pop has more like 60g.

Fruit is excellent, healthy -- when you tell ordinary people about the whole fructose concern they just won't eat it and instead have a trashy muffin ("oh look, muffins...they're healthy right?") or something. Seriously, people today are really THIS dumb.

The fruit scare is ridiculous. 2 pieces of fruit is considered a lot to your average joe. haha

Let's face it, the whole sugar craze in America has made fruit non-delectable to the masses. If you tell your average joe that he can eat an infinite amount of fruit, he will tire after the second bite of the first one.

In essence, fruit has far less sugar in it than people attribute to it. There are groups of people that live off of fruit entirely (probably not the wisest choice, but...) and have no sugar/weight related issues -- the same cannot be said for someone who lives entirely off of cake.


As per original question: brown rice is tasty...and eat fish as it tends to increase carb tolerance.
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Do you know how much fruit it would take to get to 80g of fructose? A LOT, on average a piece of fruit has about 4.5 grams. Soda pop has more like 60g.

Fruit is excellent, healthy -- when you tell ordinary people about the whole fructose concern they just won't eat it and instead have a trashy muffin or something. Seriously, people today are really THIS dumb.

The fruit scare is ridiculous. 2 pieces of fruit is considered a lot to your average joe. haha

Let's face it, the whole sugar craze in America has made fruit non-delectable to the masses. If you tell your average joe that he can eat an infinite amount of fruit, he will tire after the second bite of the first one.

In essence, fruit has far less sugar in it than people attribute to it. There are groups of people that live off of fruit entirely (probably not the wisest choice, but...) and have no sugar/weight related issues -- the same cannot be said for someone who lives entirely off of cake.


As per original question: brown rice is tasty...and eat fish as it tends to increase carb tolerance.
Huh?

Here are 7 fruits with sugar content I randomly picked that are pretty common.

Apple 23g http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts/f...-juices/1809/2
Banana 17g http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts/f...-juices/1846/2
Fig 10g http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts/f...-juices/1884/2
Date 16g http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts/f...-juices/7348/2
Orange 17g http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts/f...-juices/1966/2
Grapefruit 16g http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts/f...-juices/1905/2

Your "average" piece has a lot more than 4.5g of sugar. I'm not against fruit at all, but we must be realistic with our numbers before just stating them. High fruit consumption can easily put someone into high carb eating.

2 pieces of the right fruit can put you in the same league as those new 100 calorie cans of soda.
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Let's face it, the whole sugar craze in America has made fruit non-delectable to the masses. If you tell your average joe that he can eat an infinite amount of fruit, he will tire after the second bite of the first one.

In essence, fruit has far less sugar in it than people attribute to it. There are groups of people that live off of fruit entirely (probably not the wisest choice, but...) and have no sugar/weight related issues -- the same cannot be said for someone who lives entirely off of cake.
The average person gets so much HFCS syrup into their bodies...their liver gets fat. Fruit as the only carb source to a healthy active person is one thing.....a person drinking soda, eating processed foods and adding fruit on top of all that is quite another. To assume a native living off fruit with no other carb sources and the average sick american should do the same thing....is like comparing apples to rocks.
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