Fruitarianism

Something related to Diet, health and fitness and an interesting diet program called Fruitarianism this time.
DIET – the most common word for almost every one of us. Who doesn’t want to have a slim and healthy body? No one! This is why numerous diet programs have been introduced to us. It basically taps 2 of the most important aspects of ourselves: brain and body. Undergoing a healthy diet can sustain and develop our brains. It can also lessen the likelihood of acquiring diseases.

One of the most common diet programs is Fruitarianism. Its definition is as simple as eating:

75% raw fruit + 25% veggies
The founder and exact year of establishment of such diet has been unknown. But it is said to be practiced for almost over a century. But who really cares about this info? What’s important is the rationale behind this diet.

7 categories or fruit groups have been established and are religiously followed by fruitarians. These 7 basic fruit groups are acid fruits, sub acid fruits, sweet fruits, nuts, seeds, dried fruits, and oily fruits. These types of fruit are best eaten based on the category they belong. David Wolfe, a famous author who follows a fruitarian diet suggests that one type of fruit should be eaten on a 45 minute interval. On the other hand, a 90 minute interval before one eats a fruit group after the other is recommended by the fruitarian foundation. One should only eat if they are hungry and stop only when they are totally satisfied with what they ate. Eating the same type of fruit quickly enables the signals in our body to stop eating.

Of course, just like any other forms of diet, fruitarianism has its own pros and cons.

PROS: We are rich with different kind of fruits. Because of its sugar content, it is considered the tastiest raw food an individual can eat. The bare fruit itself is considered as “low violence” food for it doesn’t undergo different stages where in it can add destruction to our environment. Fruitarians pronounce a light and healthy feeling. It develops not only your health but also your sense of taste and smell. A fruitarian can’t withstand fumes of cooked foods. Lastly, one who practices such diet is not required to drink the recommended amount of water intake for the raw food itself contains water that can help cleanse our body.

CONS: On the contrary, fruitarians are faced with costly diet. Modern fruits are expensive and may only be consumed by people who can afford it. Sugar intake is also high once one chooses to over eat fruit. This may lead to diabetes. Not only that, fruitarians are most of the time faced with the feeling of social isolation and psychological deprivation. This is when everybody eats their “normal” food while you are sitting on the side consuming the fruit of your choice.

Because of the regarded flaws of the fruitarian diet, an alternative form was introduced. It is called the “near fruitarian diet”. This diet lessens the percentage of fruit intake for at least 70%. We should also carefully choose fruits that are not high in sugar in order to avoid future complications. To regulate the sugar taken, dark leafy green vegetables should be the remaining percentage of your diet. From time to time one is encouraged to eat ginger or pungent greens for a good digestion. Foods that are high in fatty acids such as sprouts, avocadoes, etc should also be taken once in awhile to provide minerals to our system.

Anything in excess or lack thereof imposes no good to us. Nobody knows our self better than us. It is our outright responsibility to know and observe what is good or bad for us. In terms of choosing the type of diet we would want to engage ourselves into, we should take into considerations some factors such as our health, resources, and our willingness to do our chosen diet program.

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This is a guest post by Belle Santos. Belle is the owner and blog editor of Lean and Fab Supplier. She is an athletic girl who loves running, gymnastics and tennis and is also a strict vegetarian. She also consults other people regarding the dangers of obesity.

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