The Advantages And Disadvantages Of A Fruit Diet

A fruit diet is a better option compared to cooked or fried food. The advantages are that they provide many vitamins and minerals and other nutrients in the form of biological compounds.  Utilizing this fruit diet all “culinary” fruits can be eaten. So you can serve up platters of apples, bananas, mangos, pears, strawberries, peaches, pineapple, and also on and on the list goes. The “botanical” fruits and also the seed containing part of a plant can also be eaten. Enter nuts, seeds, cucumbers, melons, peppers, eggplants, tomatoes, avocados, beans, and also squashes.

What cannot be eaten are root vegetables, or vegetables that must hurt the plant to be harvested. So, you have to nix potatoes, carrots, lettuce, spinach, cabbage, beets, and turnips. A fruit diet can also lead to symptoms of diabetes because of the high sugar content in the fruits. Fruitarians on a long-term fruit diet also go on binge eating sessions and get addicted to eating dates and avocados known for their high sugar and fat contents, respectively.

Some are also known to develop an eating disorder called anorexia nervosa, similar to anorexia nervosa. It refers to the pathological fixation of eating only ‘proper’ food and maintaining required nutrient levels in the body.

Along with a fruit diet, care should be taken to see that nutrients such as calcium, iron, riboflavin, vitamin B12, vitamin D, and energy are also supplemented in sufficient quantities. A fruit diet however, detoxifies the body completely. It is very effective if raw fruits and natural fruit juices are included in the diet.

The reason for this is that fruitarians believe that any vegetable that must be harvested from its actual root destroys the plant. It is actually against their belief system to cause death or injury to virtually any living thing for consuming it. The adherence to frutarianisim, normally, comes from both a environmental and a health conscious discipline.

Fruits are also easily metabolized into simple sugars. Plucking the fruits do not harm the plant either. A fruitarian is a person who believes that no harm should be brought about to the plant in the process of consuming the fruit of the plant. Examples are potatoes and carrots.