Originally posted by ChocoTaco369
Bacon may not be good for you at all, but eggs are fantastic for you in moderation.
Turkey Bacon is great. Nothing wrong with it at all......and eggs in moderation??? No point in that! Either eat 'em, or don't. I suggest you
Fruit, on the other hand, is possibly the most overrated thing on Earth. Fruit is nothing but sugar with very limited vitamins and minerals.
Thats just a flat out lie. Limited vitamins and minerals???? Do you know what kind of sugar fruits contain? You really shouldn't come into these
forums just spouting off your personal opinions as fact.
You can't possibly lump all fruit together into one category. It may be true that some
fruits contain high amounts of sugar but there are
just as many that are high in fiber, like grapefruit. Ever heard of antioxidants???? Well, in case you didn't know, antioxidants protect your body
from free radicals that are produced by eating rancid or oxidized fats. There are numerous health benefits associated with eating fruits. Whole
fruits, not fruit juice.
Fruits mostly break down into fat within the body.
That's just not true either. It really depends on the person eating the fruit. Firstly, depending on the type of sugar the fruit contains, it will
either be quickly absorbed into the blood stream(sucrose) or it will be slowly digested in the live(fructose).
Sucrose rapidly increases blood sugar while fructose will not.
If you eat a fruit first thing in the morning, your body will store it in the liver as glycogen. This is mainly because glycogen is the fuel your
body uses while sleeping. It has to replenish this glycogen storage for later use. If you eat fruit after intense physical activity, your body will
burn it as fuel immediately.
If your body doesn't burn that sugar, it will release insulin to lower your blood sugar levels. Insulin will then store that sugar as fat(saturated
fat) for later use as fuel. What you have to realize though, is that fruits are mainly comprised of fructose. Because fructose is digested in the
liver it does not spike blood sugar levels and therefore, will not cause insulin to be released. No insulin, no initial storing of fat. That's just
a basic understanding of how sugars translate into body fat.
There is also no protein in fruit, so eating fruit for breakfast does nothing to satisfy you or stimulate brain function.
It completely satisfies you. See above......Glycogen!
Fruits aren't very good for you at all.
If you're going to be so obsessed with eating "grown" foods, eat vegetables. They're much better for you than grown sugar.
So, using your logic, we can lump all vegetables together by saying that all vegetables are GREAT for you! Do you have any idea what corn does in
your body?? How about a potato??? A potato is just a big blob of sugar!
Edit: Keep in mind that when I say fruits, I mean, whole fruits. Not canned.
Edit: for clarification
[edit on 11-8-2008 by DevolutionEvolvd]