In this fruit diet section we’ll discuss the importance of carbohydrates and macronutrients in your diet, plus the glycemic index for specific foods. When you understand how your body processes the foods you eat it gives you the motivation and determination to choose foods which are nutritionally dense, while eliminating foods that contribute disease or being overweight. Of course being on an all fruit and vegetable diet means you won’t be eating the bad carbohydrates, and will also eliminate any animal products and breads from your diet in order to detoxify.
Carbohydrate Differences for Fruits and Vegetables Diet
Sometimes people get very caught up in the weight loss aspect of being on a fruits and vegetables diet and count all the calories they take in. There is more to losing weight than counting those calories. The most effective weight loss, and best way to stay healthy begins with understanding how your body functions and the processes the food you put into it.
Food is the human fuel and converts into glucose. Glucose is converted from the carbohydrates (a macronutrient) we eat. Therefore you’ll need to learn about distinguishing between carbs that release sugars quickly into your blood and those which release sugars slowly (more healthy). After you eat, your body will process the amount of blood sugar you’ve just received by releasing the hormone insulin. Insulin will convert any dangerous levels of blood glucose straight into body fat. That should also be another reason to get you exercising, as exercise will help your body use up that energy before it gets stored into body fat.
Glycemic Index for all Fruit and Vegetable Diet
I’m including a table below that will give you the glycemic index for many of the foods you are currently eating. After going through it you can begin to make more healthy food choices for your vegetable and fruit diet.
Ranges for the 3 Glycemic Indexes:
Slow release: 0 – 55
Average or moderate release: 55 – 70
Fast release: 70 ++
|Breakfast Cereals||GI||Potato (microwave)||82|
|Oatmeal, lg flake**||49||Peas**||48|
|Rice Krispies||82||Snow Peas**||15|
|White bread||71||White spaghetti||43|
|Whole-wheat bread||69||Whole wheat spaghetti*||42|
|Rye bread||76||White rice||72|
|Pita pocket bread||57||Wild rice**||57|
|Multi-grain bread**||48||Pasta, brown rice||92|
|Bakes beans*||48||Fructose (in fruit)||23|
|Lentils (green boiled)**||29||White sugar||65|
|Coke (12 oz can)||77||Snacks||GI|
|Carrot juice**||45||Potato chips||75|
**excellent *good no rating=poor