The Fruitarian Diet
There is perhaps no more enjoyable, healthy, or tasty
diet than a fruitarian one.
food is nature's bounty. Don't worry about adding sauces or condiments
to spice things up. Just pick ripe fruit off the trees and you've got
everything you need. If you want to recover lost health or discover new
levels of energy, you've come to the right place.
A healthy raw fruitarian diet consists of tons of fruit, but also
includes a good deal of leafy green vegetables as well.
has the most vitamins per calorie, but is beaten out by vegetables in
terms of minerals per calorie. Between two and five percent of your
diet should come from vegetables.
the average person, that would work out to between one and two heads of
lettuce a day.
Because vegetables are so calorically light, it will be
a large part of your diet in terms of bulk, but a small part in terms
of calories. These greens are necessary all the same, however.
of greens, you can look forward to all the fruit you want, aiming for a
maximum of 10 percent of calories from overt fat. The rest of the
nutritional aims of the diet will fall in place.
Luscious, sweet peaches, bananas, and figs are yours to
For more specific information about following a healthy
fruitarian diet, read this article.
Got disease? Chances are a fruitarian diet will cure it. Rather than go
through the laundry list of health improvements to be expected, check
out this lengthy article here.
It's hard to
fully explain, but besides the health improvements you'll
see, there are all kinds of slightly intangible benefits that you'll
start noticing the longer you've been on this diet.
many of my interests, passions and much of my creativity got put on
hold for so long because I just didn't seem to have the mental or
physical energy to pursue them.
After a few months on the diet,
I began to increasingly feel as if these walls were coming down. It's
as if I suddenly got plugged into something that felt really, really
Containing my creativity became a bigger problem than
the occasional task of dredging up some mental juice used to be.
I find myself training for a marathon, working on this website to help
others, riding my bike on long distance trips, and doing a lot of
writing I'd been putting off. This is just the beginning.
felt so good, so passionate, that I can't help but be happy. My mood
seems to have reset from my previous default of "blank", to " slight
smile". It takes me longer to lose my equilibrium of happiness now, and
spring back much quicker.
Are There Dangers?
There are far more health dangers on a
SAD diet than on a raw food one. Protein? You'll average around 5-8
percent of calories. This is more than sufficient for all your needs.
There are fruitarian body builders, which should tell you something.
That'll be at about 80 percent of calories, which you need to fuel your
life and physical exercise. Fat? Keep it under 10 percent and you can
say goodbye all those fat-related diseases - heart disease, stroke,
high blood pressure, diabetes, chronic fatigue, you name it.
Cancer? Just about every
society in the world will tell you of fruit's anti-cancer properties.
dangers are in the Standard American Diet, not in the fruitarian one.
If you're eating according to the plan I laid out above
and your lifestyle is healthy, you have little to worry about. Eat
enough calories, and eat under 10 percent
of calories from fat.
If you're sticking to raw fruits and vegetables, with
even some nuts and seeds occasionally mixed in, you'll do great.
Want health, energy, and a whole new way of feeling? Go fruitarian. You
won't regret it.
Read how becoming a
fruitarian is part of a healthy lifestyle.
Learn the specifics of what to eat here.
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