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Fruits in a low carb diet

Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by Drfarxan, Mar 30, 2021.

  1. Drfarxan

    Drfarxan · Well-Known Member

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    So what do you guys think of fruits? And do you include them in your diet?
    Fructose does not raise insulin.
    The only danger is that in access it causes fatty liver which is one of the main cause of insulin resistance.
    Fruits also have alot of carbs which can kick you out of ketosis. Low carb fruits which people who are on a keto diet eat are berries.

    So do any of you on ketogenic or low carb include fruits in your diets? Which type of fruits!
     
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  2. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    I regularly use fruit to treat a hypo, raises my blood sugar very quick!
     
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  3. HSSS

    HSSS Type 2 · Expert

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    A few berries occasionally. That’s it.
     
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    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Oddly, so do I. ;) Fruit juice in particular is like drinking coke.
     
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  5. Drfarxan

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    Does not stimulate insulin,i edited it
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    #5 Drfarxan, Mar 30, 2021 at 2:28 PM
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  6. Andydragon

    Andydragon Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    Some “fruits” are lower carb but are not generally thought of as fruit as such so avacado, tomato, cucumber, coconut (It’s getting into the technicalities of what is a fruit granted)

    I do eat a lot of strawberries though. Don’t like other berries personally

    thing is, if sonething tastes sweet naturally, generally there is a reason for that and it’s not likely to be helpful to us T2s

    I do miss some fruits, but eating a banana is really not going to help my blood sugars, even though I eat more carbs than many they are just too high. Definitely ruled out in keto I suspect
     
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    #6 Andydragon, Mar 30, 2021 at 2:34 PM
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    Goonergal Type 2 · Master
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    I was going to say a few raspberries occasionally, but I can’t remember when I last had any. Perhaps a year ago or more?
     
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  8. tinmonkey

    tinmonkey Type 2 · Member

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    I have a few raspberries, or blueberries on my breakfast each day. Those are the only fruits I eat now.
     
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    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    I aim to keep under 45g carbs/day, within that I eat a few strawberries with breakfast every day. I very occasionally eat raspberries or blueberries.
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Few frozen raspberries between 50g and 80g with double cream or yoghurt as a treat sometimes.
     
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  11. LaoDan

    LaoDan Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes, but only after a hard workout, and In limited quantities. Some people like Stan Efferding say it stimulates the liver and metabolism. Probably just Bro Science, but I like to eat an orange or berries in my post workout meal.

    for me, fruit falls into the category of foods that must be earned
     
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  12. lessci

    lessci Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Strawberries when they are in season, frozen raspberries occasionally, Rhubarb (I know technically not a fruit) very occasionally a very under ripe pear. I wasn't a big fruit eater before diagnosis.
     
  13. Oldvatr

    Oldvatr Type 2 · Expert

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    Think this may encourage some to reduce fruit intake
    https://academic.oup.com/ajcn/article/88/5/1189/4649075

    OK, it's rat studies again. But it does explain the differences in human reactions in the text.

    It also explains how a fruit-based PB diet appears to work, whereas it seems that it causes us damage in the long term.
     
  14. Lainie71

    Lainie71 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I find strawberries are fine within moderation and if I have a dash of cream with them, but I can only "look" and "admire" other fruits especially the red ones tomatoes etc as they will have revenge on me!
     
  15. MrsA2

    MrsA2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well, something in most fruits spikes me, even if its not supposed to affect my insulin.
    2 apricots took me as high as a cup cake does. Half an apple out of safety limits, a pear ditto.

    I do have a few 6_10 blueberries or 1_2 strawberries most days. I also grow loads of raspberries and blackcurrant so will have those in season
     
  16. TriciaWs

    TriciaWs Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    I miss tropical fruits - but they are nearly all high sugar/high carb.
    I know from testing that most fruits spike my blood sugars.

    I have a few fresh raspberries with greek yogurt most days, and make a rhubarb crumble sometimes (crumble = ground almonds with very little butter instead of flour). Occasionally I make low carb pancakes for breakfast with some blueberries - but the last time was over 2 months ago!
    Mostly I have cauliflower (rice or mash) with loads of green veg, or a green salad with a small tomato.
     
  17. Mrs T 123

    Mrs T 123 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    I sometimes have a few raspberries, blueberries or strawberries with greek yoghurt for breakfast. I do miss not having bananas, oranges & pears.
     
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    Of the sugars in fruit, typically half is fructose, and half is glucose. So please don’t fall into the trap of thinking that fruit only have fructose and no glucose, so therefore it must be OK.

    far better to test and see what a set portion of a specific fruit does to you. Then test it again, to be sure.
     
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  19. Resurgam

    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    I tend to eat fruits which I know are fruits but do not end up in a fruit salad, cucumber, tomato, courgette etc.
    I avoid avocado because it is one of those disaster crops like almonds and cotton which consume so much of our natural resources to produce it seems wrong to use them.
     
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  20. Daphne917

    Daphne917 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    I have blueberries and frozen strawberries with Greek yoghurt for breakfast and the occasional apple, orange or grape. However before realising that fruit wasn’t the healthy option for T2s I would regularly eat bananas, oranges, apples, dates, plums etc.
     
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