Too Much Sugar In Lots Of Fruit?

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Too Much Sugar In Lots Of Fruit?

by Dean


Thanks for the information on your site.

I have a question about eating so much fruit...If you have time, maybe you can answer it...

So with all the sugar in fruit, how do you feel relaxed and not over stimulated from the sugar?

1 banana has about 14 g. of sugar, so eating 5 would be 70g. of sugar, quite a bit. I noticed that once I made a juice and I put 2 large apples in it...I definitely had energy afterward, but my head didn't feel normal...almost like a sugar rush...

Also, at night, eating sugar would seem to keep one awake a while...

Maybe one has to get used to the high amount of sugar? Maybe if I ate that juice with 2 apples every day for a while, it would feel normal?

Thank you!

- Dean

Andrew's Answer:

Hi Dean.

First off, I rarely drink juice because its fiber has been removed, which leads to blood sugar spikes followed by blood sugar lows.

While juice probably doesn't qualify as unhealthy, it's not an ideal food and should be eaten in moderation on a healthy raw food diet.

Another source of feeling poorly while eating a fruit-based diet is fat intake. Most people are eating way too much, which raises their blood sugar levels and leaves them feeling miserable. Fat content should not exceed 10 percent of calories consumed.

Finally, if you're not eating an entirely raw food diet (which probably means you're eating too much fat), or are just transitioning, it can be helpful to accompany every fruit meal with some plain leafy green vegetables like lettuce and celery. The minerals in these greens seem to have a steadily effect when you're first adjusting.

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