Although all fruits and vegetables are “healthy”, the Metabolic Diet centres around eating large quantities of fat burning foods. This becomes tricky with fruits and vegetables because some have too high a sugar content to help fat burning. Only the highest fibre fruits and veg with the smallest effect on blood sugar should be eaten regularly. The following separate lists for fruits and Vegetables will list those you can eat regularly and ones to eat less sparingly. Remember also most fruits and vegs (even in the irregular eating list) can be consumed after training, when higher blood sugar levels are desired (Search: Anabolic Window). Also notice most good veg’s are green. The sugars are contained in the colours.
Good – Apples, Pears, Blueberries, Raspberries, Blackberries, Cranberries, Grapefruit,
Use sparingly – Strawberries, Bananas, Oranges, Kiwis, Watermelon, Melon
Good – Broccoli, Spinach, Asparagus, Cucumber, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Lettuce, Peppers
Use Sparingly – Sweet Potato (good during day), Most coloured vegs.
Avoid – Potatoes, Turnips.
The good fruits and vegetables should be eaten daily. Limit fruits to start of day because they contain more carbohydrates then vegetables. Add these ingrdients to salads and meals, like smoothie or on the side of your meats and vegetables. You can add natural yoghurt to the fruits, and hommous or avocado to the vegetables to make brilliant snacks.