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Tropical Fruits


#1

Hey everyone, I've been a lurker here for awhile now and have finally decided to post.
First some basic info. I am an engineering student participating in a study abroad in Rio de Janeiro this semester. I ve been here since July and will be here until December. Ive been Oly Lifting for about 6 months now (79 kg, 70 kg Snatch, 90 kg C&J).

I have a question concerning tropical fruits, in particular mango, passionfruit, and papaya. These fruits are amazing down here but I was wondering how healthy they are and if they are going to wreck my diet.

I feel like it should be fine since I eat them in moderation, just wondering if I should stick to more traditional fruits (apples, strawberry, etc) instead.

Thanks

Also, if anyone has eating tips or information about supplements here in Brasil please chime in!


#2

...you're worried about eating tropical fruits? christ, enjoy yourself; you're studying abroad. don't sweat apples versus papayas.


#3

Fruit is healthy. Tropical or not.


#4

I think that tropical fruits might be considered "traditional" in the tropics.


#5

You show me a tropical fruit, and I'll show you a cocksucker from Guatemala.


#6

Thanks, I wasn't worrying about it too much, and so far I haven't had any bad reactions so I guess I should be all good.

Any ideas on supps down here since I cant get my Biotest without paying an outrageous amount for shipping?


#7

Yeah, I think that if you're a competing bodybuilder then maybe you'd watch the fructose, but if I were to eat those fruits (which I occasionally do) and was not satisfied with my physique i certainly wouldn't blame the fruit...it's likely the beer/whiskey/pizza that's doing the harm!


#8

all i know is they're anabolic...

just ask Charles Poliquin...


#9

Someone laughed, i assure you lol


#10

Mangos are relatively high in sugar if you care. Papaya has papain, a digestive enzyme that helps digest proteins (a good thing).

That's all I've got, except to say that mangos are delicious.