Should You Try The Fruitarian Diet?

Highlights

  • In a fruitarian diet, people only consume fruits and nuts and seeds
  • Fruits contain many vitamins but they cannot provide all nutrients
  • It is one of the most restrictive diets & has a high risk of malnutrition

Steve Jobs, founder of Apple; Idi Amin, the Ugandan military dictator; Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, an Indian political and spiritual leader; and Ben Klassen, founder of the Creativity Movement, all have one thing in common. All of them followed a fruitarian diet at some point in their lives. While a lot of people are experimenting with the fruitarian diet (where a person eats nothing but fruits, nuts and seeds), health experts and nutritionists do not recommend it.What is a fruitarian diet?

In a fruitarian diet, people only consume fruits and nuts and seeds and no animal products. More than 75 per cent of your diet consists of raw fruits. A variety of fruits are included in the diet to get maximum nutrients and you must have at least three servings of fruits daily. Fruits contain many important antioxidants along with Vitamin C, beta-carotene and other nutrients. The fruitarian diet may help you lose weight but it comes with a host of side effects and you may not be able to sustain the weight loss.

(Also read: When is the Best Time to Eat Fruits?)

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