Fruitarian Diet: 3 Things You Need to Know About the Fruit DietFood Health
A diet fad that’s all about eating only raw fruit is blowing up online. There are more than 600 thousand posts on Instagram about the new fruit diet trend called “Fruitarianism.” Haven’t heard of it? The List reached out to nutritionist Jolene Goring to explain all there is to know about the fruitarian diet before testing it out.
1. The Fruitarian Menu
The fruitarian menu consists for the most part of your traditional fruits like apples, oranges, bananas, kiwis and even dried fruits. Don’t forget that avocados are also fruits. Jolene says they’re a good source of healthy fats. Nuts and seeds are also included in the fruitarian diet, such as peanuts, almonds, sesame seeds and flaxseeds.
2. Your Appetite Will Increase
Fruit is health, containing great nutrients and antioxidants, but if you’re only eating fruit, you’re not going to be satisfied. Fruit is really high in sugar, so if you’re living on fruit, your blood sugar is going to be up and down. And what happens when it goes down? You get hungry again. Meaning you’ll crave more food every hour or two. Some fruitarians eat pounds and pounds of fruit a day just to stay full. “Some people think it might help with weight loss, but I personally think it’s too extreme of a diet plan just to jump into full time,” Jolene says.
3. Try Fruitarianism Once a Week
If you’re interested in incorporating fruitarianism into your life, Jolene recommends trying it one day a week. “If you want to do mostly fruit, add in some nuts, some seeds and see how you feel,” she explains. “It’s a good cleanse for the body, you’re eating lighter and getting all the fiber and antioxidants.”
Alternatively, you can incorporate parts of the fruitarian lifestyle into your daily diet by replacing just one meal with fruits and nuts. But just remember, a balanced diet includes veggies, whole grains and some lean proteins.
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