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    Post Pineapple vs Dextrose

    I've been reading about People using dextrose in their PWO shake to replenish the glycogen to their fatigued muscles. I just finished speaking to a nutritionist that said 3-4 slices of pineapple would deliver the much needed glycogen to the muscles and assist in the breakdown of the protein.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Power House
    I've been reading about People using dextrose in their PWO shake to replenish the glycogen to their fatigued muscles. I just finished speaking to a nutritionist that said 3-4 slices of pineapple would deliver the much needed glycogen to the muscles and assist in the breakdown of the protein.


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    Any carbohydrate will replinsh your glycogen, so pineapple, dextrose, doesn't matter. The idea is that dextrose is extremely high glycemic and will cause the desired post workout insulin spike. Some fruits like banannas, pineapples, grapes are quite high on the GI charts too and can be effectively used post workout.

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    Pineapple also has enzymes that aid in the digestion of protein.

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    keep in mind that pineapple is also fructose. fructose replinishes liver glycogen before it will hit the muscles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdh
    keep in mind that pineapple is also fructose. fructose replinishes liver glycogen before it will hit the muscles.

    do you have a study to prove this...?















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    ha ha, i knew that was coming.

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    I will try using pineapple soon..

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    mmmm... pineapples

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdh
    keep in mind that pineapple is also fructose. fructose replinishes liver glycogen before it will hit the muscles.
    I agree with this statement as well...fruit = fructose = liver glycogen replacement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigsd67
    I agree with this statement as well...fruit = fructose = liver glycogen replacement.

    However the frucose content in fruit is small fruit is also made of of Glucose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giantz11
    Pineapple also has enzymes that aid in the digestion of protein.

    That why they always give me pineapple after a big sushi dinner. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Sushi.

    Then the obvious supplement Bromelein that will aid in digestion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayhova16
    That why they always give me pineapple after a big sushi dinner. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Sushi.

    Then the obvious supplement Bromelein that will aid in digestion.

    Exactly, but damn some good pineapple tastes good sometimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giantz11
    Exactly, but damn some good pineapple tastes good sometimes.
    but do they have fresh pineapple that isnt soaked in sugar water? i really dont wanna deal with the whole fruit. but if i find some i will have to have it PWO some time cuz its yum!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giantz11
    However the frucose content in fruit is small fruit is also made of of Glucose.
    good info...ill do some more research on it myself too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigsd67
    good info...ill do some more research on it myself too.

    check this out
    i picked it up from a thread not too long ago i forget who it was that posted it

    Fruit

    PICKIN' FRUIT

    Use the charts below to help you pick the best fruit for the job. If
    you're worried about fructose spilling over to fat, try a citrate
    supplement along with your fruit choice, such as creatine citrate or
    calcium citrate. It helps direct fructose toward glycogen production and
    away from fat.

    PREWORKOUT

    These fruits provide higher fructose than glucose for sustained fuel
    that won't block fat burning. Eat one or two servings.




    FRUIT TOTAL SUGARS* FRUCTOSE* GLUCOSE*

    Pear (1 medium) 16 11 5
    Watermelon (1 wedge) 18 12 6
    Apple (1 medium) 14 9 5
    Cantaloupe (1/2 melon) 22 12 10
    Grapes (1 cup) 24 13 11
    Strawberries (2 cups) 14 8 6
    Raspberries (2 cups) 10 6 4

    MORNING
    These fruits provide equal or nearly equal fructose and glucose to
    restock liver and muscle glycogen to help halt muscle breakdown. Eat two
    or three servings.

    FRUIT TOTAL SUGARS* FRUCTOSE* GLUCOSE*

    Pineapple (1 cup diced) 13 7 6
    Honeydew melon (1 wedge) 13 7 6
    Orange (1 medium) 12 6 6
    Banana (1 medium) 18 9 9
    Blueberries (1 cup) 14 7 7
    Nectarine (1 medium) 10 5 5
    Kiwi fruit (2 medium) 12 6 6

    POSTWORKOUT
    These fruits provide more glucose than fructose for restocking muscle
    glycogen and enhancing muscle growth. (The last five fruits from the
    morning fruit category are also decent choices postworkout, for their
    ability to fill glycogen stores.) Eat one or two servings along with
    white bread, baked potatoes or a carb drink.

    FRUIT TOTAL SUGARS* FRUCTOSE* GLUCOSE*

    Cherries (1 cup) 14 6 8
    Peach (1 medium) 8 3 5

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    i think it was smyl_gr8 who posted it...good info

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    consider that saved for my off season pwo calculations.
    thanks

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    I only use dex when using slin...pineapple would deff be a better choice

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    we saying pineapple is the best pw??

    Id love to know the ulitmate pw shake or food......let's say whey and dextrose are out or ok, autoatically number 1....what if you coudnt have dextrose......it never existed......rice cakes and fruit??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flex2winny
    we saying pineapple is the best pw??

    Id love to know the ulitmate pw shake or food......let's say whey and dextrose are out or ok, autoatically number 1....what if you coudnt have dextrose......it never existed......rice cakes and fruit??

    any carb will suffice

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