Will Fruit Meals Spike Your Blood Sugar?
Enora's Question: Andrew, your meals look like mine, except I do need to quit the nut intake.
What a cutie pie! When I went raw 2 years ago I ate such a large volume of food but lost 22 pounds in 6 weeks and never felt better.
I ordered your Savory Raw Dressings And Sauces
and they are good.
My question is… I have heard so much about how bad it is to spike your blood sugar level, and they always attribute it to fruit. What is your opinion on this?
I am like you, I love my fruit, and can sit and eat 8 mangoes at a time. Some consider this bad. They say it’s like taking sandpaper to the insides of your blood vessels (maybe this is good?).
Eating lettuce with fruit may help to slow the digestion of fruit, thus relieve the spike in blood sugar levels? I would love to see you do a segment on this topic.
Thank YouAndrew's Answer:
So many people worry themselves to death over this issue when they don't have to.
Rather than sitting and wondering what's happening to you blood sugar, just test it. Pick up a glucometer and use it
so you can put this out of your mind once and for all and relax.
While it's true that you can spike your blood sugar due to sugar intake, this generally only happens when you're eating a high fat diet. People who stuff themselves with meat, dairy, eggs, oils, avocados, nuts, and seeds may have to worry about this, but those eating healthy low fat raw vegan diets don't
Read about the real cause of high blood sugar here
Sometimes, people who are still eating cooked food, eat high fat, or who are very new to the diet find themselves feeling a bit unsettled by so much fruit.
This is temporary, and will go away with time if you stick to LFRV. In the interim, yes, eating lettuce or celery with your fruit meals seems to have a steadying effect.