apples and oranges
Posted 09 April 2004 - 08:41 PM
Posted 09 April 2004 - 10:10 PM
But, everyone is different.
Posted 09 April 2004 - 11:48 PM
Apples are high in vitamin A which is good for your skin, and oranges are good for you too. They have a decent amount of carbohydrates in them, but mind you, they're simple carbs.
Posted 09 April 2004 - 11:51 PM
Posted 10 April 2004 - 12:01 AM
This is not so. They have enough sugar in them that even two or three would have a high glycemic load.
Apples are not high in vitamin A. In fact, the amount of Vitamin A in them is almost negligible. 114 IU for one large apple. Compare that to 11458 IU in half a cup of spinach. Also, i believe you meant to say complex carbs, not simple carbs. Simple carbs are what you would find in refined, processed foods, and have higher GI values.
Posted 10 April 2004 - 01:40 AM
That's fair enough. I suppose that even the low glycemic load of apples and oranges, if eaten enough might lead to a varying level of inflammation. Although, the unrefined type of sugar isn't as detrimental.
In the case of vitamins in apples, I just wanted to make the point that it contains some beneficial element in them.
Actually I did mean to say simple carbs. Apples and oranges are both fruit, which in turn, are natural sources of simple carbs and simple sugars. Complex carbohydrates are processed foods like bread, pasta, vegetables, legumes.
Posted 12 April 2004 - 02:30 PM
Most of the simple carbs we eat are processed such as sodas, cookies, all the other bad things. Fruits are just part of a minority of simple carbs that are natural.
As JC said, Apples, as well as peaches, and many other fruits are low in the GI scale. Even pasta which everyone here seems to hate is in the middle and milk is low. Honey, which many here like is very high on the list. Also other factors come into play, for instance you can eat tons of mashed potatos at the holidays but it would affect few people because you are eating lot's of turkey with it. Protein eaten with carbs lowers its effect on spiking the blood sugar to the point where is doesn't really do anything.
There's no reason to avoid foods with a high GI because many are very nutritious. Even diabetics can eat them in moderation and their body is way more sensitive than someones who is predisposed to acne.