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saleen01
03-30-2006, 06:30 AM
I love them, i know they are high in sugar
should i totally avoid them while cutting
i eat about half a cut in the morning with 1/4 cup almonds and 1/4 cup oat cereal

excuse the spelling...RAISINS

getfit
03-30-2006, 07:00 AM
i wouldn't worry about half a cup, here's the breakdown on raisins
Calories in Raisins
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 cup (not packed) (145g)

Amount Per Serving
Calories 434Calories from Fat 6

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.7g1%
Saturated Fat 0.1g0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.1g
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 16mg1%
Potassium 1086.1mg31%
Total Carbohydrate 114.8g38%
Dietary Fiber 5.4g2%
Sugars 85.8g29%
Protein 4.5g8%

Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 6%

Calcium 7% Iron 15%

dw06wu
03-30-2006, 07:54 AM
Fruit in general is overrated, it's straight up fructose. Veggies are where it's at if you are looking to get your vitamins. I wouldn't totally avoid fruit, but don't go too overboard, and fruit juice is useless.

J450n
03-30-2006, 08:40 AM
^ Eh?


what are your opinons on raisins

Couldn't pay me to eat them.

Holto
03-30-2006, 09:12 AM
I use them as a gap filler when cutting.

My lunch is an 8 cup salad, huge chicken breast, handfull of raisins and baby carrots.

TheGimp
03-30-2006, 09:39 AM
Fruit in general is overrated, it's straight up fructose.

Topping up hepatic glycogen levels is useful for staying in an anabolic state.

sCaRz*Of*PaiN
03-30-2006, 12:32 PM
Fruit in general is overrated, it's straight up fructose. Veggies are where it's at if you are looking to get your vitamins. I wouldn't totally avoid fruit, but don't go too overboard, and fruit juice is useless.Yeah...fruit with all their vitamins, minerals, and natural sugars are overrated. :windup:

Raisins are great. They're tasty and pack a lot carbs in such a small amount.

EmericaBadBoy
03-30-2006, 01:03 PM
mmmm.........they good!

Mr. D
03-30-2006, 02:58 PM
raisins are pretty sugar packed and if you follow GI, they are pretty high up there. I myself prefer grapes, as raisins can get out of control with the quantity you eat.

sCaRz*Of*PaiN
03-30-2006, 03:25 PM
Mmmm...grapes. Ice cold grapes...

pruneman
03-31-2006, 05:06 AM
They're particularly good if you mix them with oatmeal, flour, egg, sugar, and shortning and bake them.

JoeyCrack
04-01-2006, 05:43 PM
i wouldn't worry about the whole "avoid fructose on a cut" thing unless i was 6-8% trying to get leaner, and even then you could still consume it and be ok (eg. during the start of a refeed).

at the end of the day if it fits into your daily macro breakdown then generally it's ok.

Bob
04-01-2006, 06:03 PM
Love raisins... especially really good for early morning workouts... a big handful of raisins and 8oz of Nitrean (1 scoop)... digests easy and fast.. and keeps me going thru a good 45 workout session.

Plus, I just found out last year they are great for your teeth and gums..
http://www.webmd.com/content/Article/107/108420.htm
And I specifically remember when my kids were born and first taken to the dentist.. they said to avoid raisins.. dumb-as_es..