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Friday, 25 November 2016

Health news. Experts say people who live on a fruit diet are harming their health

Fruitarians as they are called live primarily on a diet of fruit and while they credit it with looking younger and healthier, experts aren't convinced.

U.S. First Lady-in-waiting Melania Trump, 46, though not a fruitarian, credits her slender figure to eating seven pieces of fruit a day while Steve Jobs, attributed his creativity to a fruitarian diet. Experts however argue that the diet’s high sugar content and absence of dairy and protein can cause serious health problems.


‘I wouldn’t recommend this to anyone,’ says dietitian Anna Daniels. ‘It can lead to malnutrition through deficiencies and the high fibre content can lead to stomach pains and Irritable  Bowel Syndrome symptoms. Replacing water with fruit juice is dangerous, as it can lead to very high blood sugar levels and could contribute to diabetes.

‘A fruitarian diet will be deficient in nutrients and vitamins essential for skin health. These include protein, calcium and fatty acids, which are required to build and repair skin and keep bones healthy.’
Nutritionist, Dr Zoe Harcombe said: ‘Fruits are effectively sugar bombs and sugar is ultimately ageing. Fruitarians benefit from what they’re not eating more than what they are eating .
‘They are not consuming white flour, alcohol or processed food. The one bad thing they are doing is living on fruit, which gives them insufficient essential fats and no complete protein.’
The effect of the extreme diet on children is not beneficial. Anna Daniels warns: ‘The risk of malnutrition in growing children on a fruitarian diet is especially high. They face stunted growth due to a lack of protein, anaemia through a lack of vitamin B and iron, and rickets due to a lack of dietary vitamin D and calcium.

‘There is also the risk of creating fussy eating habits.’

16 comments:

Uju Phil said...

Like serious...? Ho w i love fruits!

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Odibe Blessing said...

I support them too,how can person live only on fruit....eat fruit,vegetables n cooked food too

ONYX linda ikeji first son GODWIN said...

Ooo wow! What a twist! Thought fruits are healthy

Juliet Iwuno said...

Which one we go come believe now??? Linda take note!

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Eze Chinyere said...

wetin person go com eat.... carbohydrate is to starchy and heavy causes diabetics
Now fruits diet is harmful to health.
Ediegwu ohh

evy claret said...

Too much of everything is bad



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Dats their bizness, we wud all die cos of something

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Anonymous said...

That's false alarm Linda. Fruits contain minerals and vitamins. They do contain sugar, yes... but natural sugar. Too much of everything is bad of course, so when one takes excess fruits regularly, then it's harmful.
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