What You Should Know
A Fruitarian Diet is based on veganism and tends to describe a diet consisting mostly of fruits (up to 75%). Other foods allowed on a Fruitarian Diet include grains, vegetables, beans, nuts and seeds. As is the case with most forms of vegetarianism and veganism, there are a variety of definitions for a Fruitarian Diet. Some dieters choose to eat only fruits that can be harvested from a tree or plant without killing that plant. Others add vegetables that fall into the fruit category along with nuts and seeds.
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Fruit based diet.
The origin of the Fruitarian Diet has been linked to the belief in Adam and Eve. The biblical couple most likely survived on fruits, nuts and seeds. In 1979, a researcher from Johns Hopkins University described the condition of some hominoids tooth enamel as being associated with a diet mostly of fruit.
Clinical studies have been used to examine the effect of a Fruitarian Diet on the human body with good results. According to the studies which were completed in the 1970s, the body tends to return to a more natural weight when a diet of mostly fruit is consumed. Newer studies on the effects could not be found.
Though there may be benefits of a Fruitarian Diet, there are certain deficiencies that need to be taken into consideration. A lack of calcium, iron, zinc, protein, and several vitamins like D and B is a major concern. The human body needs these vitamins and nutrients to maintain good health.
Maintaining a diet with a good supply of fruits and vegetables is important to healthy living and weight loss. If a Fruitarian Diet is consumed with a small portion of meal contributing protein and good fats, weight loss could be a benefit. The Fruitarian Diet needs to also include a vitamin and mineral supplement to replace the nutrients the dieter is not getting in daily meals.
There is no cost associated with the Fruitarian Diet though there are books written around the concept.
- Fruits are important to good health.
- Some vegetables are considered in the fruit category by dieters following a Fruitarian Diet.
- The diet is not strict so each dieter can define fruit and food limits.
- Following a Fruitarian Diet could be associated with vitamin, mineral and protein deficiency.
- Without supplementation, the body will not survive forever on a strict Fruitarian Diet.
Some people love fruit enough to forgo other foods for a Fruitarian Diet. As long as supplementation is used to balance the eating plan, there is no known negative effect of eating up to 75% of food in the form of fruit. Dieters should pay close attention to protein sources.