I've read that people who go raw do high fruit, but I've read that can be bad for a person since it's high glycemic. What about having some soaked and/or sprouted grains like pearled (or nonhulled) barley, oats, wheatberries, etc. for the carbs? They have more protein than fruits do.
What's the correct ratio a raw foodist should have of these types of foods: simple sugars ie of fructose (fruits), complex carbs (of seeds ie grains and legumes), fats (nuts, avocados), and protein (legumes mainly I guess). Then I guess there's those greens, and other (low to medium (?) starch) veggies, like lettuce, carrots, tomatoes, broccoli, celery, (basically salad stuff) cucumbers, zuchini and yellow squash, peppers.
As for legumes I would really only eat sprouted mung beans. I know people stay away from legumes because of the phytate content and other anti-nutrients, but sprouting does decrease them and if it doesn't consume most of the diet it should be fine.
For a person who wants to be lean, and build muscle. What's the correct diet? I don't particularly trust the high fruit type of diet. Plus it might not be too feasible with regards money if you're gonna be cheap like me.
Here is one of my fav drinks:
You tell me how much protein is in it??
2 TBLS Raw Cacao nibs
2 TBLS Raw Hemp Hearts
1 TBLS Raw Maca Powder
And then after you figure out how much protein is in that drink, let me know why breast milk is 6-7% protein for a growing baby, and why you need more than that.
Because bananas have 5% protein and other fruits are around the same amount.
People crave sweets because they are really craving fruit.
Once you figure that out, you won't be afraid of fruit.
And once you realize nobody has become diabetic from eating fruit, you will no longer be afraid.
Think about it!!!! Last weeks studies, Amercians eating less fruit but at the same time diabties keeps going up.
The fruit they do get is coming from orange juice which is usually high GI and GL because all the nutrients are stipped out of it.
The human body can only handle 25g or protein at a time. You would figure that if your meals are higher than that , it would put unnessary stress on you system.
Maybe that is why high protein diets are associate with increased risk of diseases like the china study says.
It is indeed, i was wondering has anyone punched into any of these online calculators how much fruits and vegetables you'd need to suffice the RDA of protein. If anyone has id be interested in the info.
Yeah RDA is alot less than often is needed. Ive never taken the time to use these online calorie/nutrition counters, but i know many here do which is great and if so can they post up what frutarian/80/10/10 looks like on a daily nutritional scale.
Sugar is the enemy, according to a growing body of research, and not just because it rots our teeth and adds padding to our thighs.
The real danger is fructose -- a main ingredient in table sugar, high fructose corn syrup, and fruit -- that actually gets into our cells and alters metabolism.
The findings may help to explain how our nation's excessive consumption of sweetened foods is contributing to growing rates of obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and more -- in a way that has nothing to do with sugar's rich source of empty calories.
What's more, there may be deep evolutionary roots that explain sugar's power over our bodies. Many millions of years ago, according to new research, our ape ancestors developed mutations that made it easy for them to get fat from eating fructose.
actually, we did come from apes. we also came from others. but also how we got here is probably different from what most think.. who knows, maybe we were put together by some alien race. I dont believe in traditional evolution, but macro-evolution is real.
Every study I've read on the "evils" of fructose are referring to refined fructose, either high fructose corn syrup or table sugar. The fructose and glucose in fruit are not refined.
And if "animals that eat too much sugar develop insulin resistance, an early sign of diabetes" were true, then wouldn't I have developed diabetes after almost 3 years of over 8 pounds of sugary-sweet fruit each day?
No, because I have kept my fat intake to a minimum. Diabetes Type II, as well as other sugar metabolic disorders, are a result of excess fat in the body, not sugar from fruit.
Evolutionary debates aside, I think any real research into fruit provides pretty convincing data. While the amount of sugar consumed may be on the rise in the US and other places, the amount of actual fruit consumed is down; we just shovel down artificial gunk. There's also data to support there's a big difference between high sugar plus high fat, as opposed to high sugar plus low fat diets.