I just found an article online searching for information on the fruitarian diet on Google and I simply could not help to write a critique about it. The article was written on the Cleveland Clinic health website by Laura Jeffers on July 1, 2015 and to my knowledge. Every single statement written on that article is false and/or negligent. Since the article does not contain a single piece of research, data or work sited, I will not credit them or link them to this article, instead, I will simply focus on Laura’s stated points which are practically pulled out of thin air.
The Worse Article About the Fruitarian Diet
She begins her article stating that she is a dietician and saying that “the fruitarian diet is one of the most restrictive diets. The risk of malnourishment is high, so I don’t recommend it”, no research, no data, just basic “bla bla”. I am certain that before she wrote this she did not do much research to find people who have been very successful following a fruitarian diet, such as Michael Arnstein, Mango Wodzak, Ann Osborne and Ted Carr.
She then goes on to ask “what does it mean to be a fruitarian?” and answers her own question saying “adopting a fruitarian diet doesn’t mean you eat only fruit. Instead, diet descriptions say raw fruit should make up no more than 75 percent of foods consumed. I advise patients to keep their fruit intake to no more than 50 percent to avoid any nutritional imbalances”. Once again, she pulls this out of thin air, without quoting where this information originates from. People may use the words fruitarianism or fruitarian diet to define different approaches to eating mostly fruit, some like Mango Wodzak, author of Destination Eden, WILL eat fruit and nothing else, while others may take in 95%, 90%, 80% or less of their calories from fruit. I have yet to read any authoritative text that says that “raw fruit should make up no more than 75 percent of foods consumed” on a fruitarian diet.
She then advices people who are transitioning to a fruitarian diet to “include a variety of fruits, and be sure to include nuts, seeds and vegetables with every meal because they will provide the fat and protein you need.” Again and again, she has no idea what she is talking about, she is simply repeating whatever she heard around or made up in her mind. As I said before, a fruitarian diet may consist of only fruits and nothing else and many people have succeeded on the fruitarian diet by eating fruit alone. There is no factual proof that shows people on a fruitarian diet need any nuts, seeds or vegetables and especially not in every meal. Her statement about fruitarians needing the extra fat and protein lack consistency, although they may be common thoughts among the standard population (which is very well known for its unhealthy diet high in fats and proteins). She adds insult to injury by closing her point telling her audience that “a healthy diets include three fruit servings daily”. From my experience, this is an extremely low number, especially when we consider that humans are fruitarians by nature.
More Nonsense about the Fruitarian Diet
Her next point, which is probably one of the most ridiculous points in her article says that “you might lose weight on the fruitarian diet, but I don’t consider this a true benefit. Any losses are likely to disappear if you abandon the diet, and your weight will creep back up”. This argument is absolute garbage. I could compare this to me saying something like “you might become more sane by dropping your heroin addiction, but I don’t consider this a true benefit, any mental clarity and health you gain will likely be lost if you begin to start to use heroin again”. At least she acknowledged the fact that a fruitarian diet helps with weight loss and from my experience and from the research I have done, people who go on a fruitarian diet lose weight and are able to stay off it as long as they remain on the fruitarian diet.
After that she states that “fruit-based diets can be very restrictive and can cause several problems” and adds a list of several health risks including weight gain, diabetes, tooth decay, nutritional deficiencies, cravings and starvation mode.
In regards to weight gain she says “Fruits are heavy in natural sugars. While there are some people on this diet who could lose weight, eating large portions of fruit actually puts you at risk of gaining weight”. First of all, fruit is high on fructose, which is actually very healthy for you and essential for your body’s proper function, if you don’t believe my word, listen to a doctor who has cured hundreds of thousands of illnesses by placing people on a 100% fruitarian diet. You can read this article by Dr. Robert Morse, or listen to one of his Youtube videos on fructose and the fruitarian diet. If you listen to Dr. Morse’s videos you will also learn that he has cured many cases of diabetes by placing people on a fruitarian diet. Need more proof, here is one of many examples of a woman with diabetes who was able to stabilize her condition with fruit.
The tooth decay risk is a potential for everyone, regardless of what diet you are on. That being said, I believe that tooth decay is not simply caused by sugar consumption only, as it has often been said but a number of other factors as well. I won’t go into much detail on this, if you want to learn more you can watch these quick videos by The Fruitarian and Andrew Perlot.
Nutritional deficiencies on a fruitarian diet is a highly debatable topic. The author states that “fruitarians frequently have low levels of vitamin B12, calcium, vitamin D, iodine and omega-3 fatty acids” but again, she fails to show any data or poofs of this. Out of these five nutrients, the only one that I can agree with is B12 as it is only found in animal products. That being said, I personally do not believe that humans have a real need for B12 and medical claims of B12 deficiencies causing health issues are debatable, to say the least. Even if the B12 story was true, it is very easy to manage by taking a simple B12 supplement. If that is not good enough for you, please know that the supposed requirement for daily consumption of B12 is 2.4 micrograms, which can be sufficed by consuming approximately 50 grams of fish per day, which is pretty much a single bite. Her statement about fruitarians having low levels of calcium, vitamin D, iodine and omega 3 fatty acids are also highly debatable. Since I began my fruitarian diet I have been tracking all of these nutrients and have found it easy to meet all daily suggested requirements and just so you know, vitamin D can be easily absolved from the sun, you do not need to eat animal flesh to get it.
In regards to cravings, I can personally testify that I have not had any cravings for meat or meat products since I went vegan and I have not had any cravings for cooked foods since I started to follow the fruitarian diet. I do not consider my diet a food obsession but instead one of the healthiest lifestyle choices I have ever made. The benefits I have experienced on a fruitarian diet have been huge and I am excited to continue to notice how my health improves as I continue to adopt the diet all humans are meant for. The fruitarian diet is healthy, ethical and environmentally friendly, do not let false authority figures lie to you and steal your birth rights. Do not let the medical industry poison your body, stop supporting the destruction of our planet via harmful diets that support modern agriculture and animal farming. educate yourself, find out the truth about fruitarianism and allow yourself to Return to the Brain of Eden.
I hope this article helps you better understand the reality about the fruitarian diet,
Wishing you love, health and well-being,