Dieting has become a multifaceted industry. Every so often, a scientist comes up with a new diet, either to promote health, or reduce weight.
Some advocate eating mostly meat, others emphasize starch, yet others believe vegetarianism or raw food consumption is the answer to solve environmental pollution, and then there are fruitarians who are vegan, but eat only fruit.
Eating fruit is healthy, but consuming fruit exclusively may cause pancreatic problems as a few fruitarians have stated. Children must not be forced to exist only on fruits. They need proteins to grow healthy and develop their brains.
Fruitarians should include nuts and seeds in their diets to balance. It is important to remember that fruits lack calcium, proteins, iron, zinc, vitamins D, most of the vitamin of the B complex, but especially B12, and essential fatty acids.
Even within the fruitarian communities there are differences – some eat only tree fruits, others only fruits that fall off when they are fully ripe. A few resort to eating dried fruits along with cooked food, chocolate, olive oil, nuts, beans and honey.
Even within fruitarians, there is no consensus.
Recently, a European couple wrote a book after consuming fruits only for one year.
The man reports to have eaten daily on average, 12 bananas, 12 Madjool dates, three mangoes, one head of endive, half a radicchio, 500 grams of mung bean sprouts, three tomatoes, half a chilli pepper, one clove of garlic, a bunch of parsley, a few bladders of chives, and drinking three litres of water.
He claims that at the end of the year, the total weight loss was 35 kilograms.
The female reports that her body odourr changed positively, and her early morning breath was fresh and pleasant during her fruit diet.
If you want to try a fruitarian diet (Fruitarianism) for one or two months and can afford it financially go ahead, but not for a longer period of time.