30 Bananas a Day!

McDougall: "fruit raises triglycerides in sensitive people and needs to be severely limited – at least for several weeks – in people trying to lower triglycerides."

Source:  https://www.drmcdougall.com/misc/2003nl/030100putamingelevatedtrigl...

Quoted paragraph:  "One special note for those of you who are trying to lower your triglycerides; fruit raises triglycerides in sensitive people and needs to be severely limited – at least for several weeks – in people trying to lower triglycerides.7  Fruit (natural, dried, and as juice) is made of simple sugars and the primary sugar is fructose."

I have been a vegetarian for 45 years, and a vegan for 2 years.

For the past 6 months I have been "carbing the f*k up", eating lots of fruit including bananas, dates, melons, mangoes, pineapple, berries, and also daily breakfast oatmeal with blueberries, low sodium Ezekial bread/toast, pinto beans and potatoes for lunch or supper. I don't drink juice but love smoothies. My intake of cholesterol is zero. I am active, taking 10,000 or more steps/day, walking on trails or simply in the house, measured by pedometer. My body weight is in normal range, 150 for 5' 7" male, compared to 144 in 2013.

I was disappointed in my last blood test:

July 25, 2014

Triglycerides: 179 (high)

Cholesterol, total:   204 (high)

Low Dens Cholesterol: 123 (high)

Cholesterol ratio: 2.7 (normal)

Low Vit. D: 18 (I will resume supplements)

Compare with July 9, 2013

Triglycerides: 108 (normal)

Cholesterol, total: 184 (normal)

Low dens cholesterol: 116 (high)

Cholesterol ratio: 2.5 (normal)

Vit. D: not measured by lab

My initial reaction to the most recent test was disappointment. The primary change between 2013 and 2014 was the addition of probably three times as much fruit to my diet in 2014. 

I may be in the group described by Dr. McDougall that may tend to convert excess fructose to triglycerides.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Views: 1099

Replies are closed for this discussion.


TheBananaGirl created this Ning Network.

30BaD Search

Latest Activity

Allison Frances and Jessica are now friends
8 hours ago
OrganicMark posted a status
"As Liquidity Evaporates, Fed's Third Bill POMO Is 5.5 Oversubscribed, Most Yet #awakening #peace #truth #love #light http://j.mp/2Jd6RDz"
17 hours ago
OrganicMark posted a status
"Navy Patents UFO-Like Compact Nuclear Fusion Reactor and Hybrid Space/Sea Crafts #evolution #peace #truth #love #light http://j.mp/2qtNgbW"
Aysel is now friends with Houdini Steve Owens and Sugalena
Oct 16
OrganicMark posted a status
"Why the 2008 Housing Crisis Recovery Is Just an Illusion (w/ Keith Jurow) #evolution #awakening #peace #truth #light http://j.mp/2ODSZ93"
Oct 16
OrganicMark posted a status
"Not Transitory - Fed Liquidity Handout Surges To Near $90 Billion #evolution #awakening #peace #truth #love #light http://j.mp/35F4Sl5"
Oct 16
Frugisaurus and Alex Curtis-Slep are now friends
Oct 15
Michael Lanfield posted a video

Return to the Gentle Sea by Michael Lanfield with Music by Dr. Will Tuttle, PhD (Full Audiobook)

Return to the Gentle Sea: For the Love That Lives in Everyone is a book on spiritual healing and cultural transformation on the human relationship to nonhuman animals. It explains how living in a herding culture, eating animals and their secretions,…
Oct 14
Michael Lanfield commented on ednshell's video
Oct 14
Michael Lanfield and Olga are now friends
Oct 14
Raw Aussie Athlete and Lil Green Coconut are now friends
Oct 14
ednshell replied to Tams's discussion Best vegan retreats ?
Oct 13
ednshell posted a video

Take Back Your Power 2017 (Official) - smart meter documentary

This award-winning film documents the real story on smart meters. + Subscribe for free EMF guide & help stop 'smart' meters and 5G: https://TakeBackYourPower...
Oct 13
ednshell posted a discussion
Oct 13
Profile Iconmichael wilson, Savannah Holte, tori jacobs and 2 more joined 30 Bananas a Day!
Oct 13
OrganicMark posted a status
"QE4 "Not A QE" Begins: Fed Starts Buying $60BN In Bills Per Month Beginning Next Week #awakening #peace #truth #light http://j.mp/2M9cmoQ"
Oct 12

© 2019   Created by TheBananaGirl.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service