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1 24th September 13:05
fruity
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Bought some raisins to eat as nibbles, however discovered in my sugar
book, they appear to be high in carbohydrates and sugar, anyone any
experience of control after eating them.

However, semi dried apricots seem to be low in carbs and sugar, why this
disparity ??

Any other fruity suggestions.
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2 24th September 13:05
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On 2004-02-20 11:38:27 +0000, Fruity@driedones.co.uk (Fruity) said:

I'd be interested in this too. I tend to have a box of raisins hanging
around to have a little nibble on. Knew they were reasonably high GI
though so do tend to have them when feeling a bit wobbly (which doesn't
happen so much now as I have much better control, plus I'm
"honeymooning" at the mo!

G
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3 24th September 13:05
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Apricots are high in polyols - see:

http://wilstar.com/lowcarb/sugaralcohols.htm

As the website says, they may have a laxative effect in quantity, those of us on
Metfartin may notice an increase in follow-through and skid-marks. JPG
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4 24th September 13:05
peter c
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Bad , most dried fruit is baa-a-ad.
Toasted teacakes went for a burton years ago.
And watch out for them strong currants in muesli
if you are not a good swimmer.
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5 24th September 13:05
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a face cloth [not yer own] and after drying, use of profuse
ammounts of a soothing cream [the wifes anti-aging works
quite well]

:-))

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6 24th September 13:05
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Yeah, it's bloody hard work and not worth the effort. Great for a "I'm a
hypo, get me out of here", but not much else.


No idea, but if they're dried, you can keep em anyway:-)


Beav
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7 24th September 13:06
al hardy
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First, what tale did your meter tell? I find raisins reasonably ok, but
dried fruit of any kind sticks my bg way too high.

Second, fruity suggestions, fresh berries (blueberries are especially good
for most folk), avocados, avoid bananas, apples should be ok.

Use your meter, that's what it is for. We are all different.

Al.
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8 24th September 13:06
maggie davey
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Never really had much to do with dried fruit unless I was making some
sort of fruitcake or teacake, so I can't comment. I would think that
the process of drying would concentrate whatever sugars and
carbohydrates already exist in the [un-dehydrated] fruit.

A more useful approach might be to find out what size portion of any
given fruit is okay for you. For instance, I can handle up to 2 oz of
banana without having a BG disaster. I worked this out by getting up
one weekend morning, weighing out half a small-ish banana, which turned
out to be a fraction over 2 oz, eating it, and testing at 1 and 2hpp.
Not having anything else to eat. No coffee [aarrggh]. Nothing else,
until I'd done the tests. Yes, it raised my BGs, but not to "panic
stations" level. And the next morning, I had a 2-oz piece of banana
[the other half] and a rasher of bacon, then tested at 1 and 2hpp.
There was still a rise, but it wasn't as much as the morning before. So
you have to bear in mind that combinations of foods can also be
important. [Not that bacon and banana will ever be a personal favourite
breakfast, but it was an interesting experiment!]

Unfortunately, the only way I can suggest that you work out what you can
manage is to try it, based on your FBG, then eating the food in
question, then testing. Tedious, and if anyone can suggest a better way
of doing it, I'd love to know.

Ain't life interesting? I'm not sure I like the word "interesting".

HTH a little bit, at least,

Maggie

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9 24th September 13:06
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So you've never tried the delicious banana, crispy bacon and peanut
butter sarnie then?

Something I no longer eat, sadly.

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10 24th September 13:06
maggie davey
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My favourite peanut butter sandwiches were:

1) Smooth peanut butter and raisins on wholewheat or white bread;
2) Crunchy peanut butter and banana on rye toast.

Never tried either with bacon. Bacon was reserved for the "cholesterol
special" breakfast: Bacon, a sunny-side up egg, and sliced or grated
cheddar on a [buttered] crusty roll. Haven't had any of these in years,
and not likely to have any time soon. If ever again. Sigh.

I wonder how peanut butter and banana would be on a matzoh cracker?
Naah, don't think so.

Maggie

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