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Old 03-13-2008, 07:09 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Sam Cannons View Post
Very good for summer days at the beach.
...and waking up in a forest....
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Old 03-16-2008, 05:52 PM   #12
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I found your comment on ethnicity interesting. It makes sense, as there's really no natural supply of tropical fruit in Northern Europe.

Conversely, I'm full blooded Mediterranean stock (Sicilian) and find that I tolerate tropical fruit quite well. I'm not sure as to what extent melons grow in the Mediterranean, but I'm certain that fruit is much more plentiful than in colder northern climates. The only melon that bothers me (lethargic, upset stomach) is honey dew. Cantaloupe and watermelon are my favorites and I feel great after eating them.

Could just be a coincidence, but there could be something to it.
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Old 03-16-2008, 06:55 PM   #13
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In this article, Charles Poliquin says something in a similar vein:

8. Caveman Carbs

One thing people have to distinguish between is neo-carbs vs. paleo-carbs. With paleo carbs the simple rule is: Were they available to a caveman? Would he have access to grapes and raspberries? Yes. Bagels and pasta? No. Usually, people who are gifted for hypertrophy are gifted for carb intake as well. They can eat a boatload of neo-carbs and feel fine. Also, if you're white, f-k it. You've got to come from a region where there was a lot of agriculture for a long time to be able to handle neo-carbs. If you're from German or Norwegian extraction and come from a line of meat eaters and hunters, then neo-carbs are not for you.
If there was anything in the "fruit" realm that approached a neo-carb, I'd have to say it is modern hybridized melons.
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