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What Not to Eat on a Fruit Diet

August 27, 2011

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 ++

Fruits GI Vegetables GI
Apples** 38 Asparagus** 15
Apricots** 57 Beets** 64
Bananas** 54 Broccoli** 15
Cherries** 22 Carrots** (cooked) 39
Grapefruit** 25 Cauliflower** 15
Grapes** 46 Celery** 55
Kiwi** 53 Corn* 55
Mangoes** 56 Cucumber** 15
Oranges** 44 Green Beans** 15
Pears** 38 Lettuce** 15
Pineapple* 66 Peppers** 15
Plums** 39 Potato (boiled) 56
Breakfast Cereals GI Potato (microwave) 82
Oatmeal, lg flake** 49 Peas** 48
Rice Krispies 82 Snow Peas** 15
Cheerios 83 Spinach** 15
Cornflakes 84 Tomatoes** 15
Shredded Wheat 67 Zucchini** 15
Breads GI Grains GI
White bread 71 White spaghetti 43
Whole-wheat bread 69 Whole wheat spaghetti* 42
Pumpernickel** 41 Basmati rice* 58
Bagel 72 Brown rice* 55
Rye bread 76 White rice 72
Pita pocket bread 57 Wild rice** 57
Waffle 76 Taco shells 68
Multi-grain bread** 48 Pasta, brown rice 92
Legumes GI Sugars GI
Kidney beans** 52 Sucrose 65
Bakes beans* 48 Fructose (in fruit) 23
Lentils (green boiled)** 29 White sugar 65
Chickpeas (canned)** 33 Honey* 58
Drinks GI Maltose 105
Coke (12 oz can) 77 Snacks GI
Carrot juice** 45 Potato chips 75
Grapefruit juice** 52 Pretzels 81
Orange juice** 46 Popcorn* 55
Apple juice* 40 Peanuts 15

**excellent                 *good              no rating=poor

Related links: Glycemicindex, Helath



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