What is fruitarianism

March 5, 2020, 2:10 p.m

There are a lot of food styles today: veg­an­ism, veg­e­tar­i­an­ism, raw food­ism and pescatar­i­an­ism. And then there’s fruitar­i­an­ism. Who are fruitar­i­ans, what do they eat and how do they live in gen­er­al?


We will tell you in detail about the ben­e­fits and harms of a fruit diet, why peo­ple switch to fruitar­i­an­ism and whether it is pos­si­ble to live like this.

Fruitar­i­an­ism is eat­ing fruits of plants, fruits and berries, fruit veg­eta­bles. The main prin­ci­ple of fruitar­i­an­ism is to eat only those foods for which you do not need to destroy plants.

Fruitar­i­ans do not cook fruits, do not use spices. In addi­tion, they eat dried fruits, dried in the air and at low tem­per­a­tures.

What do fruitar­i­ans eat?

  • fruits of plants (fruits and veg­eta­bles);
  • dried fruits;
  • some­times nuts.

What Fruitar­i­ans Don’t Eat:

  • root crops and roots;
  • leaves;
  • spices.

By the way, did you know that Steve Jobs was also a fruitar­i­an at some point in his life?


Why do people become fruitarians?

Despite the fact that fruitar­i­an­ism seems to be one of the fad diets and a whim, peo­ple who adhere to this lifestyle iden­ti­fy at least one of the fol­low­ing rea­sons for them­selves:

  • respect­ful coex­is­tence with oth­er species;
  • no harm to liv­ing things;
  • nutri­tion­ists rec­om­mend eat­ing fruits;
  • fruitar­i­ans believe that humans are evo­lu­tion­ar­i­ly sup­posed to eat fruits;
  • plant pop­u­la­tion restora­tion;
  • min­i­mum tox­ic waste;
  • improv­ing cli­mate and qual­i­ty of life;
  • sav­ings on cook­ing
  • vari­ety and rel­a­tive­ly easy repro­ducibil­i­ty of food;
  • aes­thet­ics of the body and envi­ron­ment.

How­ev­er, many fruitar­i­an argu­ments are not backed up sci­en­tif­i­cal­ly. In oth­er words, they take their word for it.

Benefits of a fruit diet

On a fruit diet, if used for a short time, cho­les­terol in the blood is sig­nif­i­cant­ly reduced, which is ben­e­fi­cial for the heart and blood ves­sels.

You can also quick­ly lose weight, because every­thing harm­ful, fat­ty and heavy is exclud­ed. Fruitar­i­an­ism also has a detox effect on the body and sat­u­rates it with many vit­a­mins.

Cons of fruitarianism

Among the main dis­ad­van­tages of fruitar­i­an­ism for us is the inabil­i­ty to eat only fruits for a reg­u­lar salary and feed the whole fam­i­ly with them.

Eco­log­i­cal­ly clean fruits and fruits are expen­sive, and in some regions it is also impos­si­ble. Rich peo­ple can afford a fruit vari­ety every day.

How­ev­er, those who have a salary of no more than ten thou­sand are left to eat only apples and pop­py seeds.

Also, a fruitar­i­an will have a hard time find­ing a dish for him­self in a cafe when he goes out with friends and will most­ly be forced to watch oth­ers eat tasty treats.

Research also reveals that those who eat this way suf­fer from nutri­tion­al defi­cien­cies: amen­or­rhea, ero­sion of tooth enam­el and low lev­els of fat­ty acids are just a small part of the prob­lems peo­ple with such a strict diet face.

Children and fruitarianism

Of course, such an extreme diet should not be applied to a devel­op­ing organ­ism in any case. Nutri­tion­al defi­cien­cies are very bad for the health of the baby, and can even lead to death.

Fruitar­i­an­ism while breast­feed­ing is also not an option. First­ly, a lot of fruits are strong aller­gens, and sec­ond­ly, no one has can­celed nutri­tion­al defi­cien­cies.

Ask healthy and be healthy!

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