RESPONSE to article “Eating Only Fruit Might Be Trendy, But It’s A Really Bad Idea”

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RESPONSE to article “Eating Only Fruit Might Be Trendy, But It’s A Really Bad Idea”

 

A recent article posted on refinery29.com has put together 3 major reasons as to why a Fruitarian diet is a bad idea.  You can read the whole article here:

https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/frutitarian-fruit-only-diet-dangers

Let’s have a look through the article to confront the issues it raises and see if we can offer any helpful commentary on this.

The first problem with the fruitarian diet is:

 

Reason 1: “You need other nutrients”

 

This section, though recognising the many benefits of fruit, makes the claim that “fruit can’t provide all of the vital nutrients your body needs to function.”

This is true.  But this is true of all foods and all variations of diet.  The reason for this is that there are nutrients that we require that are not provided by food.  Vitamin D comes from sunlight on our skin and vitamin B12 is created by bacteria.  Other essential nutrients are created by our body once we have consumed the building blocks from food.

Therefore it is truthful to say that fruit doesn’t provide all of our required nutrients….but this is not giving the whole story.  The author then goes on to say:

“For example, you need foods with protein to transport, build, and repair tissue, and fat to protect your organs and help your brain do its job.”

This comment implies that fruit does not contain protein.  Although this is technically true, protein is not a required nutrient either as the body synthesises protein from amino acids.  All whole foods, including fruit contain amino acids.  The real question is whether there is enough amino acids in fruits to fuel our repair and growth?

Fruit contains roughly the same proportion of protein as does mother’s milk.  Mother’s milk is the food we consume when we do the most growth in our life, doubling our body size in a short space of time.  If nature has provided us with adequate protein in milk, then the amount of protein in fruit should also be adequate.

This is hard to disprove as cases of protein deficiency have never been found.  Conditions which are confused with protein deficiency such as kwashiorkor only occur in situations in which there is inadequate total calorie intake.  In other words, the person is actually consuming their own protein (and turning it into calories) due to a lack of food rather than because of a lack of protein.

No study has proven that a fruitarian diet is inadequate for protein in humans.  Our best way to evaluate this would be to look at other similar animals that consume a fruitarian style diet.  What we find is that these animals do not suffer from protein deficiencies despite their diet’s being almost entirely made up of fruit.

 

Reason 2: It’s restrictive.

 

In this section the author talks about the issue of restrictive eating.  Restricting what we eat is difficult to do long term and can lead to harming our relationship with food.

Although there could be some truth to these things the consequences of not restricting our diet in some ways are very severe.  We now know that people are much more at risk from eating to excess than eating restrictively.  The number of people suffering from problems related to unrestricted eating is far greater than those suffering from restrictive eating disorders.

Therefore, it makes sense that we should to some degree restrict our diets.  The alternative is to eat the standard diet that we know for sure contributes to the major diseases like heart disease, cancer and diabetes.

Though a fruitarian diet is difficult, it is made more difficult by the fact that we condition people to eat a poor diet from birth.  If people were brought up in a different environment with a different diet, then no one would have an issue sticking to that diet as it would be second nature to them.

The issue to stick to is whether a fruitarian style diet is healthier.  Though there is little research on people trying fruitarian diets in the long term this is something that will hopefully be studied more in the future.  For now we can look once again to animals that share our biology, who all seem to thrive on a fruit based diet.

Also, is eating fruit truly restrictive?

How many varieties of food does the average person consume per week?  Grains and grain based products, types of meat, dairy based products…it’s not a huge variety?  A fruit lover can eat hundreds of completely different types of fruit each year. As the seasons change, entirely new fruits appear for us to enjoy.

 

Reason 3: It could be pretty bad for you.

 

In order to back up this claim, the author has relied on an anecdotal story of Ashton Kutcher’s attempt at eating an all fruit diet to prepare for his role as Steve Jobs:

“he attempted to eat Jobs’ infamous all-fruit diet to get into character, and ended up in the hospital due to low pancreas levels.”

There is no explanation here as to what “low pancreas levels” means.  When someone goes to hospital, is it usual for doctors to test for “pancreas levels”?  Perhaps they are referring to insulin levels but we do not really know.

This is a pretty poor source to quote from.  Once again, there are no studies showing a connection between fruit and an impairment to the function of the pancreas.  There are none showing a connection between fruit and pancreatic cancer (which Steve Jobs died from).

What is also unusual is that Kutcher’s former partner, Demi Moore, has been famously said to be essentially a raw vegan:

https://www.celebrityhealthfitness.com/27289/demi-moore-wows-at-51-anti-aging-fitness-secrets-are-raw-vegan-diet-and-yoga-workouts/

She is known to have worked with Dr Doug Graham, author of the 80/10/10 Diet and one of the main people responsible for the rise in popularity of a fruit based diet.  It is unusual that he would not have turned to her for some advice on how to try this diet out.

“Additionally, for people with diabetes who can’t create or utilize insulin, an all-fruit diet could be harmful, according to the Cleveland Clinic.”

Any diet is harmful for a diabetic if they are not taking insulin.  Therefore once again, this statement is a half truth.  But is a fruit diet going to be more harmful for a diabetic. 

What has often been found, though not yet fully studied, is that people on a fruit based diet actually require less insulin if they are diabetic.  A great example of this is Robby Barbaro from “Mastering Diabetes”.  Robby has been on a fruitarian style diet for over 10 years and has had no problems with controlling his diabetes on this lifestyle.

 

Conclusion

 

“So, if you’re still intrigued by what an all-fruit diet entails, ask your doctor — chances are they’ll tell you to stick to “an apple a day,” and a variety of other foods as well.”

Of course this is really what everyone wants to hear.  Just keep eating whatever you are eating…move along, nothing to see here.

Doctor’s are not qualified to give nutrition or dietary advice.  The diet advice out there in the world of healthcare is pretty poor and often not in line with the latest science on nutrition.

Much of it has been influenced over many years by the agenda and lobbying power of various food industries.  This information has led to mass confusion in the public consciousness about diet.

We would encourage you to give a fruit based diet a try.  Don’t jump in over night but set it as your destination and start to move towards it by making gradual changes.  Many people start with fruit for breakfast, then they continue from there.

You may be amazed by the health improvements it brings as well as the change to your body, mind and spirit.  If you want to learn more about this kind of lifestyle consider coming to UK Fruitfest taking place from the 21st to the 28th of July, 2019.

 

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FullyRaw Kristina’s Top 3 Salad Dressings

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FullyRaw Kristina’s Top 3 Salad Dressings

 

Are you looking for some raw vegan recipe inspiration?

Looking for some new salad dressings?

In this video, shot at UK Fruitfest 2018, Kristina talks about her 3 favourite raw vegan salad dressings.

She know’s a thing or two about raw vegan recipes!

Watch more below:

 

 

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Does A Raw Vegan Diet Cure Cancer?

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Does A Raw Vegan Diet Cure Cancer?

 

Many people enthusiastically spread around the idea that a raw vegan diet and fasting can cure anything.

Can we really say this?

Can we be so confident to pass these ideas on to others?

We should be very cautious when we are providing people with any advice about their diet and health.  In some situations fasting and a raw vegan diet will not be the only answer.

To give people false hope is a sad thing.  Some people are so ill that they are beyond the point of recovery and all that can be done is to provide comfort for that person.  A raw vegan diet should help with that but does not guarantee recovery.

Please be cautious with your recommendations.  It scares me how many people I have met that think they can cure cancer with dandelion juice, cannabis oil, dry fasting and so many other things.  They really have no idea.

We can safely say that a diet high in fruits and vegetables can help to reduce your risk of getting cancer.  But once someone has cancer we have no certainty of knowing that it will help reverse it.

In this video, I discuss more about this:

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Fruit and veg could become unaffordable for many people after no-deal Brexit

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Fruit and veg could become unaffordable for many people after no-deal Brexit

 

Could this be bad news for fruit and veg lovers in the UK?  Research suggests that a “no deal Brexit” could lead to higher costs of fruit and vegetables.  THis is according to an article released on Metro.co.uk which you can view HERE.

The article states:

Currently, the UK imports around 90% of the fruits and vegetables it consumes and almost half of all meat. If these levels were to decrease, it could lead to the deaths of up to 5,600 people per year by 2027 and cost the NHS an additional £600 million per year, the study suggests.

Most of these additional deaths would be due to cancer, coronary heart disease and stroke, all of which can be linked to a reduced consumption of fruits, vegetables and nuts. If we do not have a deal on trade by March 29, the day we officially leave the EU, then imports are expected to be more expensive, which could cause changes to the diet of millions of people.

The study, conducted by Dr Marco Springmann of the Oxford Martin School, wrote in The Conversation: ‘Brexit is expected to increase trade costs and make food imports more expensive, something that could lead to changes in diets and dietary risk factors that influence health. ‘Foods that are critical for good health would be especially affected.’

‘Given the UK’s import dependence, in particular for fruit and vegetables, any Brexit-related increase in trade costs will make it harder to get hold of foods that are critical components of healthy diets and chronic-disease prevention.

‘Whatever form Brexit might take, our analysis suggests that it will significantly impact the British food system and negatively affect the health and welfare of British citizens.’ The figures were worked out by comparing the forecasts for changes in the food chain with how disease risk is affected by dietary change.

This is not good news for fruit and veg lovers in the UK, many of who already believe prices for fruit and veg are expensive enough as it is.

It particularly interesting to note how connected the consumption of fruits and vegetables are to disease and health care spending.  Would it not make sense to try to subsidise these foods for the population?

What are you thoughts?  Is this just more scaremongering or are we in for a tough time after Brexit?  Feel free to share the post and leave your comments below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fruitarian Anne Osborne Featured In UK’s Biggest Newspaper “The Sun”

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Fruitarian Anne Osborne Featured In UK’s Biggest Newspaper “The Sun”

 

The article, titled:

 Mum who has only eaten FRUIT for the last 27 years claims she never gets hungry – and even brought her children up on the same raw diet

Can be read in full here: https://www.thesun.co.uk/fabulous/food/7569677/mum-only-eaten-fruit-27-years-children-same-diet/

Recently, a journalist approached us to ask to speak to a Fruitarian.  We said “you want someone who ONLY eat’s fruit?”

They said “yes!”

The best person we could think of was Anne Osborne.

Anne has been a speaker at the UK Fruitfest for the last 5 years and works full time for the Woodstock Fruit Festival.  She authored the book “Fruitarianism: The Path to Paradise” and has spoken at many festivals and events around the world on her Fruitarian path.

She has also brought up two children on a fruit diet who showed no signs of poor health as a result.

Here is a clip of Anne Speaking at the UK Fruitfest (you can find more clips at our youtube channel):

 

 

 

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Imagine If Health Was Your Habit

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Imagine If Health Was Your Habit

 

It’s your choice….

Your outcome in life comes from your daily actions over a lifetime.

These daily actions are determined by your habits.

Your habits are yours to change or break.

But it may require a lot of hard work.

If you put that hard work in now, you will reap the benefits for the rest of a lifetime.

Imagine how you will feel when taking care of yourself in the best way, all the time, is your habit.

 

When eating fruits and vegetables is always your number one choice.

  • when you are hungry….you eat fruit
  • when you are celebrating….celebrate with fruit
  • when you are fueling up for exercise….you eat eat fruit

 

…and so on

Imagine if thinking positively, developing a good relationship with your self and never thinking unnecessary negative thoughts was your habit.

Imagine if enjoyable and fun exercise helping you to get stronger, fitter and more energetic was your habit.

Imagine if waking up everyday after a deep, long restful sleep was your habit.

Imagine if eating unhealthy foods was no longer a choice, not even a thought.

Imagine what it would be like to always have perfect digestion and never remember what it was like to be otherwise.

Imagine being rid of so many headaches and aches and pains that are a result of our lifestyle choices and not bad luck or genetics.

Imagine if you never had to take medication again.

You have the control and the power to make these changes. They make take some discipline and some time but you CAN change.

But the truth is…so many people fail.

 

It is claimed that over 95% of people fail when they make an attempt of changing our diet.

Has that been you? Have you experienced the initial enthusiasm at the start followed by a crash and a feeling of guilt when you were not able to keep the momentum going?

Like so many people, did you not get any support from friends and family…in fact they expected you to fail…and maybe even tried to sabotage your efforts.

Did you know that most people that try to lose weight….actually end up putting more weight on?

These are some sad statistics.

 

This is no wonder: the world around us is constantly telling us to CONSUME. Temptation is EVERYWHERE. Food is EVERYWHERE….

 

….how can anyone stand a chance of changing their diet in this environment?

On top of this, food companies are employing scientists to design foods that are more ADDICTIVE than ever before. Foods that you can’t stop eating!

You have had this experience no doubt.

In this world, how can we possibly reach our goal of being vibrantly healthy every day and live our best possible life?

 

Firstly we need the right information.

 

You may say…”we are drowning in information”

Which is true.

But what is the RIGHT information. And do you have the years of study, research and travel that it may take to find this information?

And once you get that information…will you be able to take action on it? This is the hardest part and where most people fail.

 

If another failure for you is not an option and you are genuinely committed towards your health goals you may be interested in this:

 

On Thursday 18th of October founder of the UK Fruitfest, Ronnie Smith, will be launching a brand new coaching programme.

This is a completely new approach to health coaching that you may not have seen before.

It’s not just a Q and A session and a bit of motivation over Skype. This is programme designed to get you results.

If you are interested in finding out more information you can register by clicking the link below.

He will also be giving a FREE webinar tomorrow (16th of October 2018) at 7pm on the topic of the Fundamental Principles Of Success of A Raw Vegan Diet.

For more information click here to register:

http://bit.ly/clickronnie

Make the rest of your life, the best of your life. It’s time to make changes that will last a lifetime.

Don’t let your dreams of a better and healthier life be brought down by your habits. Learn to break of the chains of your bad habits and addictions…

Reach forward towards a positive and vibrant future with a raw vegan diet and healthful lifestyle.

Learn more here:

http://bit.ly/clickronnie

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Tesco to scrap ‘best before’ dates from fruit and vegetable lines

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In the Guardian today it has been reported that Tesco is going to scrap best before dates from fruits and vegetable lines.  This is being put in plance in an effort to reduce food waste.

Have you ever looked at the best before date on a fruit and thought “No chance….this is rock hard, it’s never going to go off in 3 days!”  It seems like sometimes these dates are picked arbitrarily without any real knowledge of the ripening cycle of the fruit involved.  Persimmon, for example, can take over a month to ripen in full…..yet supermarkets will suggest you eat them while still hard. 

Probably, like me, you have learned to ignore these dates and go with your sense of taste, smell and feel to assess the ripeness or readiness of a fruit.  The other thing that is confusing is the “ready to eat” or “perfectly ripe” signs that never see, to be accurate either.

The article states, published in the Guardian, states:

The UK’s largest supermarket is to scrap potentially confusing “best before” dates from dozens more of its fresh fruit and vegetable lines after research found ditching the labels helped customers reduce their food waste at home.

Tesco shoppers will from this week no longer find date labels on a further 116 items of produce – including own-brand apples, oranges, cabbages and asparagus. Tesco hopes this will prevent food from being thrown away while still edible. The supermarket removed guidance dates from about 70 fruit and vegetable lines earlier this year.

Research carried out for the retailer, published on Monday, found that 69% of shoppers believed scrapping “best before” dates was a good idea. More than half (53%) of shoppers in the same survey said they thought scrapping best before dates made a difference, helping them keep perfectly good food for longer.”

Essentially, as human beings are designed to consume fruit we are also perfectly capable of assessing the quality, ripeness, readiness or rottenness of the fruit.  We know when it has gone off and don’t eat it.  We also know when it is delicious and edible.  Our senses are designed for this purpose.

However, this is not so with other foods:

“Compulsory “use by” labels have to be put on foods such as meat, fish, eggs and dairy products that carry a safety risk if eaten after that date. But the best before dates put on fruit and vegetables are largely a quality indication to show that although they may no longer be at their best, they are still safe to eat.”

What this is telling us is that some foods (meat, eggs, fish, dairy) pose a much greater threat to our health than others.  Of course, for other animals that are designed to consume these foods, the signs that the meat, dairy, fish or eggs where not suitable to eat would be quite obvious to them.

In their natural state, those foods are a turn off to our senses.  The idea of eat a dead animal, or eating a raw egg or drink milk from the udder of a cow is a revolting concept.  That is our sensory safeguard in place stopping us from making a bad decision.

As for fruit, we are drawn towards its colour, it’s shape, it’s beauty as we have been for millions of years.  We are well aware when it is good or not to eat.

The article ends with a profoun point on food waste:

“Food waste is a huge issue in the UK: £13bn of edible food is thrown away from homes every year, according to the government’s waste advisory body, Wrap. A further £3bn is wasted by the hospitality and food service sector.”

 

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Pawpaw Hunting With Mike Vlasaty At Ohio Pawpaw Festival

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This is a video of UK Fruitfest founder, Ronnie Smith, heading on an adventure to find Pawpaw with the world’s strongerst Fruitarian Mike Vlasaty.

The search begins in Chicago before heading to the Ohio Pawpaw Festival in Albany, Ohio.

Watch the video to learn more.

The Fruit Picker used by Mike can be viewed on Amazon by clicking the link below.

Read the beginners guide to a raw vegan diet by clicking the image below:

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Anne Osborne on The Importance Of Foraging

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This clip comes from a talk given by Anne Osborne on foraging.  Anne has been a fruitarian for over 25 years and started off on this lifestyle living in the UK.

She has now moved to Australia and has raised two children on a fruit diet.  She works for the Woodstock Fruit Festival helping with many different aspects of that event.

Her book “Fruitarianism: A Path To Paradise” is a classic which has went out of print.  It can be found on Amazon for a very high price right now.

You can learn more from Anne at this years UK Fruitfest at which she will be teaching more about thriving on this lifestyle.

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Most Controversial Raw Food Debate Of All Time

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Most Controversial Raw Food Debate Of All Time

This video was filmed at a Raw Food Culinary Showcase which took place in Jamaica around about the year 2000. It shows very clearly the different ideas that have been promoted in the raw food world over the last few decades.  Some of the opinions given are quite clearly anti-fruit.  Also, very small amounts of fruit are recommended in some of the comments.

You can watch this yourself and make up your own mind as to who you think is most believable. I have only ever attended Fruit festivals and have almost never seen this anti- fruit message being promoted. However, I know that this was once a big part of the raw food movement.

The truth is, if you give up on fruit you are going to struggle to maintain a raw diet.  There is simply no better staple for a raw diet (or for that matter any person’s diet) than to eat sweet fruit.

Join us at the Fruitfest this year to learn more about thriving long term on a fruit based raw vegan diet.

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