High Sugar Fruits and Vegetables

If you are very much overweight or are insulin resistant, it is recommended that you initially limit high sugar fruits and vegetables from your diet until your weight starts to normalize and your health improves.

Limit does not equal avoid.

High Sugar Fruits

Grapes, Bananas, Mango, Sweet Cherries, Apples, Pineapples, Pears, Watermelon and Kiwi fruit.

High Sugar Vegetables

Potatoes, Peas, Corn, Winter Squash,Beets

In many cases, the raw version of a vegetable has a higher sugar content per gram than its cooked version. Carrots and cabbage have about a third more sugar than they do when cooked.  Furthermore, total elimination of the higher sugar fruits and vegetables forever is ill-advised as they all many healthy benefits.

But the sugar….

The high sugar scare

Personally, I lay some of the blame on the highly popular “Sugar Busters” diet that hit the scene in the late 90’s.  The basic premise of Sugar Busters was to eliminate all sweets made with refined sugar and certain fruits and veggies with high-sugar contents.  By doing this, your cholesterol would lower, wellness and energy would improve as sugar wreaks havoc on your biochemical system along with helping treat diabetes and other diseases.

Amazingly, not all of the higher sugar fruits and veggies at the top of this blog were on the list of foods not to eat.  Carrots however, did make the list.  (So did bacon….sigh)

Carrots? Really?   Truth: Carrots are higher than many other vegetables.  But…is there a Doctor on the planet that has ever treated a patient for carrot related obesity?

However illogical it may seem, there are people still holding on to the Sugar Busters myth.   Here are a few telling photos compliments of sugarstacks.com that should introduce some reality to the carrots=fat issue:

Snickers Bar
 
 King Size, 93.3g
 Sugars, total:		54g
 Equivalent amount of carrots:		1.149kg 
 Or approximately	2 lbs., 8 oz.

References

http://www.sugarstacks.com

http://www.webmd.com

Dr. Loren Cordain, leading expert on the Paleo Diet.

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