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Shocker
01-30-2002, 08:57 PM
I suppose that manny ppl here dont eat any, but how do bodybuilders eat fruit? I know that i hardly eat any when I am bulking.

I eat my fruit first thing in the morning before anything else.
It only seems to last about 1 hour in the system and has a laxative effect.
i dont know if anyone else notices but you fart constantly if you eat anything else before it. I think that this is from fermentation.

fructose/glucose fuel activity in the brain.


what do people here do to get their froot?

Slim Schaedle
01-30-2002, 09:20 PM
green granny smith apples.... I like them alot. Two a day maybe for me.

Spiderman
01-31-2002, 07:22 AM
I can't recall the last time I ate fruit... Although I do like it... things such as raspberries, Blueberries, Royal Gala Apples, D'Anjou Pears, Bananas, Strawberries, Blackberries, Oranges, Grapes.... the list goes on.... :D

Tryska
01-31-2002, 07:24 AM
i love fruit....i don't eat more than 2 servings a day.....but often i don't even get one serving....

but i like:

cherries
navel oranges
grapefruits
raspberries
blueberries
pears (sometimes)
mangoes
pomegranites

and when i'm feeling decadent and don't care about my carb counts.....bananas.

syntekz
01-31-2002, 07:34 AM
*Doesn't eat fruit or vegetables(for the most part).

That's why most of us NEED our vitamins.

CBates
01-31-2002, 10:47 AM
When cutting I won't eat any fruit, when maintaining I'll eat 1-2 servings. When bulking I'll eat 3 servings a day. Mostly of apples, watermelon, strawberries, grapes, and cantaloupe.

Blood&Iron
01-31-2002, 10:53 AM
Consuming a moderate amount of fruit should not be a problem. In general there is some evidence to suggest that consuming over 50g of fructose a day can lead to increased fat deposition. Since, however, the sugar in fruit is part glucose and part fructose, you'd probably have to eat over 10 servings a day for this to be a problem(There are charts that list the proportion of glucose to fructose in fruits if you're curious.) Also if your fat intake is low this won't be very much of an issue. Fructose does preferentially refill liver glycogen, which is good in that it puts one in the fed state, but bad in that it may decrease lipid oxidation. Additionallly, fruit has a great array of anti-oxidants, fiber, etc.

Bottom line, a couple of serving of fruit won't hurt. Actually, it's probably a good idea.

gino
01-31-2002, 10:56 AM
Even while cutting, I still eat a couple pieces of fruit a day. Usually a piece mid-morning and a piece late afternoon, before I work out.

Monkeybrains
01-31-2002, 11:10 AM
I eat pears, apples and bananas quite a lot.

Avatar
01-31-2002, 11:38 AM
Originally posted by Blood&Iron
Consuming a moderate amount of fruit should not be a problem. In general there is some evidence to suggest that consuming over 50g of fructose a day can lead to increased fat deposition. Since, however, the sugar in fruit is part glucose and part fructose, you'd probably have to eat over 10 servings a day for this to be a problem(There are charts that list the proportion of glucose to fructose in fruits if you're curious.) Also if your fat intake is low this won't be very much of an issue. Fructose does preferentially refill liver glycogen, which is good in that it puts one in the fed state, but bad in that it may decrease lipid oxidation. Additionallly, fruit has a great array of anti-oxidants, fiber, etc.

Bottom line, a couple of serving of fruit won't hurt. Actually, it's probably a good idea.

B&I - do you have the url to charts?

Blood&Iron
01-31-2002, 12:33 PM
Originally posted by Avatar


B&I - do you have the url to charts?
No, unfortunately I can't find them(And I did a good deal of searching.) The best I could come up with is this(Sorry about the spacing):

"No Important Differences in Glycaemic Responses to Common Fruits
in Type 2 Diabetic Patients" (M. Lunetta et al, Diabetic Medicine
1995;12:674-678):

Sucrose Glucose Fructose Fibres GI (bread = 100)
Apples 10.8 7.6 31.5 9.0 63 +/- 8.3
Bananas 19.5 14.3 8.3 4.7 83 +/- 8.5
Oranges 26.3 11.8 12.4 10.2 68 +/- 6.5
Pears 4.5 7.8 34.2 14.6 60 +/- 4.9
Grapes 1.9 23.8 23.8 4.8 70 +/- 7.5
Apricots 40.1 7.2 3.3 13.8 82 +/- 9.1
Peaches 34.7 7.2 7.9 10.1 80 +/- 7.4
Plums 30.8 12.3 6.7 11.8 75 +/- 8.4