A lot of talk about sugar. What does it mean for fruit?
Whole, ripe, raw, sweet fruit is certainly on the list of food we’re evolved to eat, and no doubt our sweet taste buds were an incentive to gather fruit. On the other hand, conventional fruit juice could be considered a Frankenfood, devoid of fiber, and providing a very unnatural glycemic jolt. The other ancient source of “sweet” was honey, but as long as fruit was plentiful, why go through the pain.
There is also evidence that dietary carbs are actually nonessential to the adult human diet. So, if you temporarily run out of fruit, don’t panic.
I am a great believer in clues from nature, including our taste buds, which is why I am such a strong fan of salt in our diet. The “salt” we ingest from processed foods is crap salt, as is the processed food itself. On the other hand, experiments are being run that show by eating The Original Diet, you can certainly pig out on unrefined salt without adverse effects â€“ it can even lower blood pressure! The low/no salt craze is yet another case of throwing the baby out with the bathwater, based on nutritional ignorance.