I know I have written about the Fruitarian diet before, speaking on some of the reasons as to why it is not an ideal lifestyle, and have a story to share.
Ashton Kutcher is playing Steve Jobs in a movie coming out about him. Steve Jobs was on a Fruitarian diet which consisted of 80% or more of fruit and some nuts and seeds. Ashton decided to eat this way as well, to get more in tune with how Jobs lived. Right before filming began, he was rushed to the hospital bent over in pain. It turns out his pancreas was enlarged and all of his pancreatic hormones and enzyme levels were completely out of whack. Steve Jobs himself died of pancreatic cancer.
There are some amazing fruits out there, some that supply outstanding nourishment to the body, such as goji berries and noni berries. These are great to have in your diet on a daily basis, but should not be the main staple of it. Being that most of the people in this country go to the supermarket to get their fruits, the types available are small and on top of this they are highly hybridized. The bananas you buy in the store are so hybrid they are no longer the perfect food you were taught they were. Most fruits are this way, and are also shipped in from all over the world, picked unripe, and left to slowly die to become “ripe” on your kitchen counter. During the process the small amount of nutrients present in the fruit deteriorate. A major amount of essential vitamins, nutrients, and enzymes are now lacking in these foods, leaving mostly sugar left for your body to process. This will normally show in the hair, skin, and nails first and will begin to effect mood, strength, and organs following.
Living in the part of Florida that I do, I can grow everything from jackfruit to noni to bananas to grapes, pretty much any fruit you can think of. I buy 95% of my fruit local, from farmers that have very rich organic soil. The fruit I consume is a lot better than what you can get in the store. This is how fruit should be, many different kinds growing in rich nutrient dense soil. Unfortunately, this is not what is normally available to us.
Even with the over abundance of fresh fruit available to me, it still does not make up a huge part of my diet. I would say around 35%. A huge chunk of my diet comes from greens, mostly the dark leafy ones. This provides me with an amazing amount of nutrients, and also helps to slowly release the sugar from the fruit into my body. The fats I consume also do this.
It is never good to go to one extreme for an extended period of time. I have done fruit fasting, but not more than 4 days. Anything extreme is generally not good. It is very important to eat equal amounts of all the three main groups (vegetables,fruits,fats -or- chlorophyll,sugar,fats) in order to allow each organ to do its job without strain. Of course, be sure to add in some of what we consider today “super foods” like chlorella, spirulina, maca, etc, in order to get a full array of nutrients that is harder to get from our food today due to our poor soil.
If you are thinking of becoming Fruitarian, please do research on the fruit of today, and how exactly the pancreas and its enzymes work. There is not only fruit on this earth, but a whole mess of incredible vegetables and herbs to help aid making our life the best possible one! It’s about getting out there and finding them and experiencing them as we were intended to!
This tasty bowl of fruit is topped with hemp seeds, hemp oil, and some powdered reishi mushroom! It made for a great, long lasting power breakfast!