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    Sugar in Fruit

    Post by Jan1 on Tue Dec 29 2015, 12:55

    Eddie and I enjoy a selection of 'low carb fruits' in our menu plans, served with double cream they do taste great !


    Some low carb fruits. Strawberries 6 grams. Blackberries 5.1 grams. Raspberries 4.6 grams. per 100 grams.

    Reading Zoe Harcombes recent post I thought it one to share...

    Sugar in fruit

    " Five a day is not an evidence based nutrition message. In this post I ask the question – is it still a good message – even though it’s not evidence based? I give five reasons as to why it is not a good message: the lost opportunity of making “eat real food” as well known as “five a day”;  people having five a day ‘as well as’ not ‘instead of’; making bad choices to get five a day; the problem of fruit and starchy vegetables for carbohydrate sensitive/insulin resistant people; and the weight issue with fructose. As Gary Taubes says “If you’re overweight, fruit is not your friend.”

    2015 has seen far greater awareness about sugar and there have been many newspaper articles showing how many teaspoons of sugar are in everything from pizza to prosecco. This post is about sugar in fruit.

    Different forms of sugar ... you can go and read more here

    http://www.zoeharcombe.com/2015/12/sugar-in-fruit/
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    Re: Sugar in Fruit

    Post by Derek on Thu Dec 31 2015, 11:43

    Thanks Jan,
    I worked through the references and it is helping me possibly find the cause of my N.A.F.L.D.
    It is particularly Dr.Robert Lustig and Dr.Richard Johnson who were involved in this work.


    Interesting reading, apparently the body can make fructose from non fructose carbs if our insulin resistance is poor.

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    Re: Sugar in Fruit

    Post by Jan1 on Fri Jan 01 2016, 12:18

    @Derek wrote:Thanks Jan,
    I worked through the references and it is helping me possibly find the cause of my N.A.F.L.D.
    It is particularly Dr.Robert Lustig and Dr.Richard Johnson who were involved in this work.


    Interesting reading, apparently the body can make fructose from non fructose carbs if our insulin resistance is poor.

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    Derek

    Pleased it may have helped - there is a wealth of information available, some better than others of course, but I've got good respect for Zoe Harcombes work and the two Drs you mention.

    All the best Jan
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    Re: Sugar in Fruit

    Post by Jan1 on Fri Jan 01 2016, 12:25

    Now if anyone enjoys these two lower carb fruits raspberries, blackberries ... then you may enjoy this recipe idea. Each sundae works out at 8.3g carb per serving


    Raspberry Chocolate Low Carb Sundae

    INGREDIENTS:
    Serves 4 - 5
    500ml double cream
    3 tbs cocoa powder
    2 tbs stevia or sweetener of choice
    1 cup raspberries
    1 cup blackberries
    shredded coconut flakes

    INSTRUCTIONS:
    Whip the cream, cocoa powder and stevia together until quite firm, but do not over whip the cream or it make split.
    Choose wine glasses or tumblers and start to layer the chocolate cream alternately with the raspberries, blackberries and shredded coconut.
    Continue until you have at least 4 layers.
    Top the sundae off with more raspberries, blackberries and coconut flakes.

    Recipe idea can be seen here
    http://thelowcarbdiabetic.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/raspberry-chocolate-low-carb-sundae.html

    and originally here
    http://www.ditchthecarbs.com/2014/04/17/raspberry-chocolate-low-carb-sundae/

    Enjoy ...

    All the best Jan

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