First watch this:
Then comment. He is basically telling you that furctose from any source, is metabolically damaging; as bad as alcohol. And kids are drinking/eating this stuff in dangerous quantities.
Remember as well that honey, and agave are pure fructose, even higher percentage wise than table sugar or high fructose corn syrup. Damaging the liver, making you fat and sick, and increasing health care costs the world over. My only beef with the video is the apparent sainthood awarded to fiber, which for all intents and purposes is inert, indigestable material at best, and is NOT dietarily essential.
Vegetables arent innocent either.
All the more reason to stick to starches for carb sources. Potatoes and rice.
Recently I read a nutritional guideline written by a dietary coach and trainer to many natural bodybuilding competitors. He gave a short foods list for helping muscle gain as well as fat loss and the list looked like this:
Sea food (animals)
When asked why vegetables werent included, his reply was something to the effect of “we arent ruminants” and the implication was profound for me.
We as non-ruminants simply cannot digest this stuff. Even cooked, very little nutrition is getting to our cells. We don’t have different stomach chambers with which to digest it, we don’t have the amount of bacterias to ferment it, we don’t regurgitate food to chew it more, and we lack the necessary enzymes to break down the cellulose (no animals have enzymes to break down cellulose). We do have amylase though, and this is for the breakdown of STARCH. Eat starch.
Will fruits and vegetables kill you? Maybe. Probably not though. But they wont save your life either. Eat some, or don’t. Fit it into your daily carb allowance and move on.