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Is it safe to follow a Fruitarian diet? If not, what are the potential health issues?

No, it is not safe. And there are no significant benefits to make up for the impact on your health. First up, fruit is very high in the sugar fructose. The idea that this is "healthy" fructose ...
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Why do people choose to follow a fruitarian diet?

According to Wikipedia there are several reasons to consider a fruitarian diet: Religion Some fruitarians who espouse Judeo-Christian beliefs hold that fruitarianism was the original diet of ...
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Is it safe to follow a Fruitarian diet? If not, what are the potential health issues?

Fruits are missing niacin, thiamine, and b12. There are also caloric challenges with sticking to a pure fruit diet. Grains and nuts provide necessary protein that the human body requires as well. An ...
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Bananas - the pros and cons of living off them

Here's what's in 100g of banana according to Wikipedia (percentages based on recommendations for adults) Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz) Energy 371 kJ (89 kcal) Carbohydrates 22.84 g Sugars ...
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What are the health benefits of eating citrus fruits with their peels?

I went by lemons as an example here. Lemons have a broad nutritional profile, most of which are in a much higher concentration in the peel. What's particularly interesting is that the peel contains ...
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What are the health benefits of eating citrus fruits with their peels?

The peel part of a Citrus acutally provide flavour without adding calories (well in reality it add very few calories). Infact the peel is very much used in bakery. Now, I'm not sure the peel of all ...
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How to remove pesticides and harmful bacteria from fruits and vegetables?

According to the Centre for Science and Environment Washing with 2% of salt water will remove most of the contact pesticide residues that normally appear on the surface of the vegetables and fruits ...
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Bananas - the pros and cons of living off them

Banana provides the following for the body: Vitamin B6, Manganese, Vitamin C, Fibre, Potassium, Biotin and Copper. A full analysis of the nutritional benefits of bananas can be found here: http://www....
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What is a good source of thiamine (B1), niacin (B3) and B12 for fruitarians?

There are no reliable plant sources of B12 and it must be supplemented. Eating a range of nuts and seeds should normally cover B1 and B3 requirements. These vitamins are not a concern in typical ...
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Is boiling orange or lemon peels and drinking it as a tea healthy?

Not only it is safe, but my family has been doing this to make fruit jam for generations now. Orange and lemon peels are a great source of pectin, which makes jams get their jelly texture.
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How can I modify a fruitarian + dairy diet to provide sufficient vitamins, minerals and protein?

Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional. 2 cups of lentils should be enough to cover your protein, 50% of your zinc requirements, and iron requirements for one day in addition to other food ...
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How can I modify a fruitarian + dairy diet to provide sufficient vitamins, minerals and protein?

Milk According to this page, the protein and calcium contents in cow and buffalo milk are as below: Comparison between 244 ml of both types of milk Protein Calcium ------------...
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Bananas - the pros and cons of living off them

I use an online tool called Cronometer to analyze diets and specific foods for balance. Cronometer helps to compare nutrient values provided by the USDA Nutrient Database with recommendations from the ...
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Is it safe to follow a Fruitarian diet? If not, what are the potential health issues?

The nutrients deficient in a Fruitarian diet will be very similar to Veganism (e.g., B12), These can generally be managed with supplements and a balanced diet. However, grains, fruits, and nuts are ...
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