Fruit myths & facts

Some facts about fruit:

* Everything has protein.  Fruit actually has enough.
* Most Fruit is low on the glycemic index
* Sugar is not acidic

There’s a slew of myths surrounding fruit and carbs. I’ve found there’s actually an anti-fruit movement, based on half-truths, cherry-picking-unscientific studies…. all to keep people eating the status-quo diet, and sell new diet books. The propaganda is all over TV: (diet commercials, CNN filler…)

….and people get fatter and sicker.

Meanwhile, there are thin, healthy people who eat fruit and avoid fast-food and junk.

Fruit is only bad IF your diet is high in fat AND carbs: fat blocks carbs and insulin from leaving the blood……and the pancreas keeps making insulin. THAT’s the problem.

These experts support high-fruit:

Dr. Benjamin Spock, M.D.
Dr. Dean Ornish
Dr. Doug Graham
Neal Barnard, M.D.
Michael Klaper, M.D.

Journalism sound-bytes oversimplify Sugar. Sugar is only bad when refined, or mixed with a lot of fat. Fruit sugar, or carbs, are what our bodies run on.

Nature shouldn’t be maligned just because humans invented refineries.

“Suger isn’t the cause of Diabetes, per say. – http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/features/health-effects-of-sugar?page=2

* The other primates eat mostly fruit. We are Fruigivores. And the 80/10/10 diet shows the best way to do it.

The 80/10/10 diet community eats between 15-30 fruits a day.    Here’s a picture of the fruit-festival in 2011

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