Why is most fruit Superspeed and not Vegetables?

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  1. Latte

    Latte Silver Member

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    I am very confused about the fact that most fruit is superspeed yet very few vegetables are.

    There is a post further down when someone asks if they are eating too much fruit yet surely if it is superspeed then the more the better ??

    However I know that fruit whilst it is good for you it contains loads of sugars and the five a day mix should be more veg then fruit.

    This doesnt make sense as I know if I had a choice between superspeed or speed food I would go for the SS food yet that is mainly fruit.

    Does anyone know why very little veg is SS when surely they should be encouraging us to eat more veg then sugary fruit ?

    I have done a quick search so if this has already been covered I apologise as it just bought up loads of superfree or superspeed threads.
     
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    None the wiser I`m afraid :(.

    It`s a bit like rhubarb which I believe is a speed food and yet you have to cook it which means it`s synned.

    Don`t like the thought of raw rhubarb!! :D
     
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    Most fruit *isn't* SuperSpeedy, most of it is just Speedy. It's only really the berries and melons that are SuperSpeedy. The only others are strong citrus (lemon/lime/grapefruit), rhubarb and yellow (not normal) plum, and a few exotic ones. It just looks a lot cos they list every berry and every exotic fruit individually.

    I think it's perhaps cos they have more water (hence less sugar par weight) and fibre in than other fruit? But I could well be wrong, it's only a guess.
     
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    I thought that the S and SS symbols were all to do with how many calories it gives you, compared with how full it makes you feel, compared with how long you feel full for afterwards.

    Most fruit is eaten unpeeled (ie apples, plums, pears) and uncooked (the exception being things like rhubarb - but this contains sooo much roughage anyway, I doubt cooking would make too much difference.) All this makes fruit 'harder' to digest, so filling you for longer.

    Meanwhile, most veg is eaten peeled (jacket potatoes being an exception but then the potato itself has very little roughage.) and cooked.

    Of course I may be talking complete and utter rubbish, but it makes sense to me!
     
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    Yeah that make sense for stuff like beans which fill you up but I dont know about the different between berries/melons and other fruit cos neither of them fill me up tbh! :p


    Um, I admit I might be a bit of a freakoid, but I NEVER peel ANYTHING, not even squash, and I eat most of my veg raw :eek: :D
     
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    Thanks for the replies it seems as though there isn't an easy answer !
    I love squash skin as well and always roast them skin on.
     
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    oh girls you's are making me sick leaving the skin on your butternut squash :yuk: lol
     
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