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laney wrote:And what I'm asking is not "why doesn't the mcdougall diet scrap starch and replace with fruit" but why is fruit so restricted.
Dr. McDougall wrote:In general fruits should be limited to 3 servings a day. They are tasty, high in simple sugars and easy to over consume. The sugar in fruit is fructose, which causes triglycerides and cholesterol to rise too high in sensitive people. People with these concerns should limit fruits even more.
laney wrote:"Sensitive people" is a very low % of the population with a rare disorders. For the other over 99% of the population, I don't see why this seemingly arbitrary and highly restrictive rule is in place.
Hence my question.... why this restriction? IE why for everyone on the program, and not just for the 2 out of 100000 people who have chronic organ failure.
laney wrote:Maybe I will ask this question over at Jeff's room.
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