- Posted August 21, 2013 by
How to Convert yourself to Fruitarian?
A fruitarian is a person who follows the original human diet. Even the vegan diet does not come up to the mark on the ethical fruitarian's scale. 'Raw foodists' will eat fruits, nuts, herbs and certain vegetables and grains, as long as they can be consumed uncooked.
'Ethical Fruitarians' respect universal plant-rights and animal rights as well. Fruitarians choose to eat only ripe fruits that grow on plants or on trees. Fruitarian sub-groups use differing definitions of what is considered a "fruit". Some will only eat fruit that can be harvested without damaging the plant. Some eat nuts and seeds, while some do not.
Buy organic fruit when possible. Certain fruits are more likely to contain chemicals than others. Look at MSN's article "The Dirty Dozen" for a list of foods you should buy organic.
Make the change to a fruit diet gradually. Your digestive system may not adjust easily if you make the switch all at once.
Try to eat every 2-3 hours, and stop when full.
Wash fruit thoroughly before eating it, to remove all traces of harmful chemicals and fertilizers.
Drink water or fresh squeezed juice. Store-bought juice is full of unnecessary sugars, corn syrup, preservatives, and is also cooked. Make large smoothies of mixed fruit for a fast meal.
Make sure you are eating a variety of plant fruits that are sweet and fleshy such as plums, apples, and oranges. Understand which fruits contain which nutrients, and plan a balanced diet. Don't live only on a few types of fruits.