Dried Fruit - Good or Bad

Discussion in 'Dieting / Supplement Discussion' started by JoeU1741, Sep 12, 2005.

  1. JoeU1741

    JoeU1741 Yellow Belt

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    I've taken a liking to dried fruit lately. After a few flips through some diet books and what not, it seems most people say they aren't really good for you. I'm not sure why, it's essentially just fruit without the water. If you buy it carefully they don't add anything to it (such as sugar). So what's so bad about knocking back some dried apple or prunes?
     
  2. jkuhlmann

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    i forget the name of it, but some of it contains a chemical that isn't supposed to be so great....the ones that do not have it usually advertise that fact on the front of the package, so look at a few and that'll give you the name of it.
     
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    Vilo Magee Brown Belt Professional Fighter

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    Ie at dried mangos liek they are going out of style lol. Look for the all natural dried fruits. On theback it should give a list of ingredients dont buy the ones with all the extra stuff the one sI buy have a little sugar added for sweatness but it is a very mall amount.
    Also you can get a food dehydrater for fairly cheap if you want to go that route. I have one that i use to dry bananas, apples, cherries, papaya and pineapple it works very well and then you know what is in the shit. I buy my dried mangoes at sams club and they are the best thing ever though lol
     
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    dried apples have the same consistency as gummy savers and taste just as good.
     
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    I think diet books don't recommend them because even though they are fruit, they still have a lot of sugar. Same reason why glass after glass of orange juice isn't recommended, since it is so high in sugar.

    Now, back to the whole how serious are we going to take dieting exercise, I assume you are eating those instead of cookies and chocolate. I say keep it up, just don't go nuts thinking they are calorie free. If I was training for a fight or was really trying to cut out my last few lbs I would limit my fruit intake. I think dried banannas, regular strawberries and regular oranges (by regular I mean not dehyrated) are the best things to curb a sweet tooth, amoung other fruits.
     
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    Because they are dehydrated they are smaller. Therefore, you tend to shove more in your mouth before you get your fix. They still have just as much sugar, if not more, than regular fruits. If I were you, I'd just stick to the regular fruits. That water will curb your appetite for a while and you'll avoid all that extra (unnecessary) sugar.
     
  7. JoeU1741

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    Cool, thanks guys.
     
  8. Brand Nizzle

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    Uhm...Well, they are a preferable snack over other "Snack foods", cookies, chips, whatever, basically anything is better than that. The reason why some sources say that packaged dried-fruits aren't good for you is because of the amount of chemical preservatives that they add in. I don't know the specifics, but if you read the ingrediants you will damn sure find some words you can't pronounce. haha. Above all just choose fresh fruit/veggies, but packed dried fruit aren't a bad choice I suppose. Good for energy, also one thing I've noticed is that they are extremely high in sugar (not a surprise), also high in calories.
     

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