Okay, enlighten me please. No that's not sarcasm. I want to know this: If excess glucose consumption isn't the most common cause of hyperglycaemia, diabetes and dampness (Chinese medicine), what is?
Last edited by Australian; 03-15-2007 at 01:20 PM.
I'd put my money on it. I've treated people with soft drink and sweets addictions and I know where their health problems come from. It's pretty obvious when it's staring you in the face. Questioning about diet and other things usually gives an indication of the causes of diseases, and is 1/4 of diagnosis.
You did exactly that (generalized)
Therefore, it is your, not my, responsibility to explain it to an appropriate degree and specificity that we stop questioning your purpose in this thread.
Plainly saying glucose is bad is just about as wrong as saying it is good. If you are unsure what I mean by this, I don't think you have a good grasp on nutrition/metabolic concepts.
Last edited by Slim Schaedle; 03-15-2007 at 03:11 PM.
Your realize that whole grains, and most carbs besides fructose are converted to glucose, which is what is stored in your muscles for energy, and what is in your blood stream? So how is that a bad thing? Saying glucose is bad is like saying fat is bad. That just isn't correct.
Yes, I already know this but thanks anyway Unreal. What I don't know is why people drink coke all day, every day. The point I was making was not about the effects of and difference between sugars, but the positive effects we know that fruit juice can have on the body. Yes, eating fruit is good, every day in fact, but in certain circumstances, especially those of illness and healing requirements, the juice of the fruit is more effective, so let's not write it off as merely 'a fructose drink with vitamins'. I read this and I disagree. If you want to discuss sugars amongst yourselves that's fine but I'm standing up for JUICE as a good thing that should not be overlooked. Hence the thread that started you all on this 'lets tear this guy down' stuff:Goji helps you sleep, noni supresses the reproduction of cancer cells, kiwi fruit slows ageing signs etc... Understand what I'm on about now? Orange juice on the other hand, which is what got me reading this thread in the first place is not good to have too often because of it's highly acidic nature and dampening effect on the body. Save orange juice for the non-phlegm cough and cold. I was really tired last night, so my apologies for any misunderstanding. Oh by the way, I was asked if there is kangaroos in Melbourne and if we ride them!This so called 'fructose drink with vitamins' has IN FACT got medicinal qualities due to the sub-atomic nature of it's elements, depending on the source of ingredients. If you would rather not believe me, have coke instead. Or if you're waking up in the middle of the night try some Goji juice for example. See a naturopath for further advice on this topic that applies specifically to you, as every individual has a differing energetic balance within their body. I would not recommend citrus on a daily basis regardless.
Last edited by Australian; 03-16-2007 at 10:24 AM.
Australian, you sound like a lovely person, but on this board, undocumented claims regarding curative powers or sub-atomic properties have no place.
I mean really. Sub-atomic properties. Like what - up, down, strange, charm, top, and bottom?
Yes, I couldn't have phrased it better myself. Impressive knowledge of quantum physics Built.
Last edited by Australian; 03-16-2007 at 11:20 AM.
25 years old, 5'10''
Back in the States to get hayooooge!
- Weigh a healthy and active 170-180, healthy mind and body
- Dunk a basketball (hey a man can have big dreams huh)
- Swim 2-3x/week and become a better swimmer
I just don't think that something made out of tons of high fructose corn syrup and sugar is more helpful to you than freshly squeezed 100% NATURAL orange juice. I don't see anything NATURAL about Coke.
It's not that it's helpful - it's just that neither is particularly good for you.
Does lots of water everyday help you have more energy for your workout?
Staying hydrated is very important, yes.
If you're looking for energy for your workout, try a shake with some dextrose half an hour before you lift.
Water now? This thread has soo much goin down! Would it be an accurate assumption to say that on an average low or no cardio day in comfortable temperature and humidity levels someone should consume LBM/60=litres of water/day? (where LBM is in pounds)
Hey Aussie, good to have u on the site, your different perspectives make good reading.
"lbs divided by litres", mixing measurement systems ah! you crack me up mate. Personally I wouldn't put science to it, there are too many variables. Just drink a bit before you actually think you need it. There are various figures floating around that talk about something like a 10% drop off in performance if you are a little dehidrated.
Everyone can flame me now cos I ain't got a link to validate my statement. Marieanne flames in the nicest way, beneath that built exterior must be a heart of gold.
I've done all this reading on LBM in pounds, not kilos and I drink at least 3 litres/day. That's where this mix rationale comes from."lbs divided by litres", mixing measurement systems ah! you crack me up mate.
Well, flames are hot after all, aren't they.Marieanne flames in the nicest way, beneath that built exterior must be a heart of gold.
Last edited by Australian; 03-17-2007 at 04:27 AM.