eating fruit and starch together

You frequently hear that consuming these two in the same meal will spike insulin, since fructose will store preferentially in the liver and prevent incoming glucose from finding a place in the “buffer zone.” For this reason, Poliquin and Serrano sometimes include the combination as part of their post-workout nutrition. But is this really a problem? Honey is part fructose, part glucose and it doesn’t spike insulin. Is consuming fruit and starches together only a problem when liver glycogen stores are very full, as on a high-carb diet?


“Honey doesn’t spike insulin”. Where did you hear that?

Well, it raises insulin like any carb, it’s got a moderately high GI rating, but I meant it’s not like maltodextrin, for instance. Fruit themselves contain a mixture of glucose and fructose.