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    Can fruits help build muscle?

    I read that fruit sugar isn't stored as muscle glycogen...so If I were go to the extreme and replace all my complex carbs with fruits like apples, pears, bananas, will I still gain muscle?
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    I would say that you would. Remember, the carbs in fruit are not all fructose. Some fruits have more glucose than fructose.
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    Originally Posted by Simplicio View Post
    I read that fruit sugar isn't stored as muscle glycogen...so If I were go to the extreme and replace all my complex carbs with fruits like apples, pears, bananas, will I still gain muscle?
    yes you would gain muscle if your getting enough calories, don't forget that the protein is the building block of muscle
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    Originally Posted by Simplicio View Post
    I read that fruit sugar isn't stored as muscle glycogen...
    Wrong, fruit sugar can and will eventually be turned to glycogen.

    Originally Posted by Simplicio View Post
    so If I were go to the extreme and replace all my complex carbs with fruits like apples, pears, bananas, will I still gain muscle?
    Why would you do this? Eat all complex carbs: leafy greens, veggies of all sorts, fruits, and whole grains. To answer your question: Yes, I suppose your sole source of complex carbs could be fruit and you could still build muscle assuming all other macronutrient consumption was appropriate.

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    Originally Posted by Bonebrake View Post
    Wrong, fruit sugar can and will eventually be turned to glycogen.
    Yep. The fact that fructose has a GI rating tells you this. If fructose could not be turned into blood glucose, then its GI rating would be 0.

    I remember seeing a ripped fruitarian around these boards before.
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