Carb's diff between fruit and oats?
- 11-19-2008, 10:39 AM
- 11-19-2008, 04:31 PM
Yes there is a difference. Fruits generally contain higher levels of fructose, which while on a low carb diet are more detrimental. Fructose can't raise muscle glycogen levels and can stall you out of ketosis.
- 11-19-2008, 07:24 PM
See, thanks, I thought that was the case with the insulin spike, but I wasnt sure.... So its better to get the carbs from "whole" carbs vs fructose based carbs right?
11-24-2008, 06:01 PM
Here is the best info I have found on fructose metabolism:
I have researched it for days so if you have any questions ask away, I'd be glad to help.
11-24-2008, 06:16 PM
11-24-2008, 06:39 PM
You can also go to nutrientfinder.com and search based on fructose content.
11-24-2008, 07:15 PM
Like Tom said, fruit is frucose and partially sucrose or glucose, the ratio varies from fruit to fruit. Oats are glucose as far as I know-unless they're some more complex carb. Sucrose, glucose, and fructose are the simple three and all carbs are eventually broken down into glucose in the body.
Sucrose is 50% fructose, 50% glucose. Glucose causes insulin spikes and fructose doesn't. Fructose makes it so that nothing else can be digested until the fructose is so in short- try to eat fruit once a day.
11-25-2008, 09:40 PM
You WILL NOT get fat eating fruit. Please dont micromanage your diet like this....u will go insane. I eat on a minimum a bowl of grapes and 2 apples per day, and I am leaner at 34 than ever before. I center my fruit around lunch and other carbs are mostly in my PWO shake , if i have any at all.
11-25-2008, 10:30 PM
It's perfectly within reason that eating too much fruit can make you fat. But what I'm saying is more towards the position of maximizing efficiency of a low carb diet.
11-25-2008, 10:36 PM
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