View Full Version : what are your opinons on raisins
03-30-2006, 07:30 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
03-30-2006, 08:00 AM
i wouldn't worry about half a cup, here's the breakdown on raisins
Calories in Raisins
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
Total Carbohydrate 114.8g38%
Dietary Fiber 5.4g2%
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 6%
Calcium 7% Iron 15%
03-30-2006, 08:54 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.
03-30-2006, 09:40 AM
what are your opinons on raisins
Couldn't pay me to eat them.
03-30-2006, 10:12 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.
03-30-2006, 10:39 AM
Fruit in general is overrated, it's straight up fructose.
Topping up hepatic glycogen levels is useful for staying in an anabolic state.
03-30-2006, 01:32 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.
03-30-2006, 02:03 PM
03-30-2006, 03:58 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.
03-30-2006, 04:25 PM
Mmmm...grapes. Ice cold grapes...
03-31-2006, 06:06 AM
They're particularly good if you mix them with oatmeal, flour, egg, sugar, and shortning and bake them.
04-01-2006, 06:43 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.
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..
And I specifically remember when my kids were born and first taken to the dentist.. they said to avoid raisins.. dumb-as_es..
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