"A Fruitarian is a
person who eats lots of fruit, with some nuts and grains or the products
thereof. No animals, birds, fishes, or insects. No cabbages, lettuce leaves
or bean sprouts, no celery or root vegetables. But tomatoes and avocadoes
because they're fruits. And of course mangoes and papayas, oranges and
lemons, bananas... all the wonderful fruits which the trees and bushes
offer us freely so that we can distribute their seeds."
Fruit is the most beautiful
food on the planet. The variety of fruits on Earth is so massive it boggles
the mind. Often people ask me if I feel limited eating a raw-food/fruitarian
diet. I always respond by telling them 99.9% of all food on Earth is raw
Fruit is our most natural
food. It is the food we are attracted to most in its raw natural state.
We define a fruit as a food which contains the seed(s) within it for regeneration
and propagation of the plant.
diet makes you beautiful and pure inside and out. It leads to the clearest
use of your mind -- it greatly enhances your mental abilities.
In my book: "Nature's
First Law: The Raw-Food Diet" I wrote: "Every fruit has its secret." Once
you are completely cleaned out of cooked-food residue and toxicity, you
become attuned to special powers available in certain fruits! The durian
fruit has an extreme smoothness and cleanness to it in the way it is metabolized
in your body. It makes everything run smoothly and clearly and warms up
the body in colder weather. Dates too, may warm you up in cold weather.
Dates are a great food for endurance and long walks. Apples are a "clean-out
food," they clear everything out as they go through. Mangos transport you
into the ecstatic state of summer fun. Bananas make you feel like a wild
To Eat Fruit And How Much?
Ideally, it is best
to eat just one type of fruit at a time (mono-diet) and to wait 45 minutes
until the next type of food goes in. You might want to eat 5-10 bananas
in the morning and nothing else or choose to eat cucumbers only for lunch!
When you are eating
a mono-diet, your body will give you a clear signal when to stop eating.
Your appetite will turn off or you will suddenly feel you have eaten too
much. Typically the fruit will actually change taste on you and won't taste
as good! At that point listen to your body and stop eating! If you combine
foods, the signal as to when to stop eating is not as clear, and you must
If you overeat raw
food or fruit or even cooked food remember the reasons why most people
overeat: suppressed emotional issues and a lack of deep breathing. If you
overeat, go outside and take 10-15 deep breaths! Or breathe deeply at night
instead of eating -- if you have problems in that area.
quality of fruit available in most commercial supermarkets is less than
excellent. The fruit is biologically weak: it has not picked up the minerals
from the soil properly, its sugar are too high, if left to Nature the insects,
worms, and bacteria would wipe it out quickly. Many fruits today have been
hybridized: they have been genetically or biologically tampered with. For
example, most orange trees are actually two orange trees in one. The roots
are of one type and the stem and leaves are of another type. They are grafted
together. This leads to a fruit which is has an improper balance -- it
is confused. The fruit may be seedless or the seeds may not be viable.
What to do? Seek out
high-quality organic fruit grown from non-hybridized plant strains or better
yet grow your own fruit trees from seed or even seek out wild fruits. The
best way to determine if a fruit is too hybridized is to examine its seeds.
If the fruit is seedless, do not eat it or at least be very frugal when
eating it. Seedless fruit actually should not be eaten -- you will become
more and more sensitive to this as you become internally cleaner and cleaner.
If the fruit has seeds, try planting them. If they grow, the fruit, even
if hybridized, still has enough natural vitality to be excellent nourishment.
Farmers and biologists
have noted that after several generations of hybridization a most interesting
event occurs. The hybrid strain will either die out -- it will have lost
its vitality -- or it will revert back into a more primal form -- a seedless
strain can suddenly start producing viable seeds! I had the most incredible
experience the other day. I was juicing a pineapple for a friend and I
discovered the pineapple contained seeds! This is the first time I had
ever seen this. Pineapples are hybrid fruits many of us have eaten, at
least occasionally, our whole life. How many times have you discovered
seeds in the pineapple? After many generations of hybridization we see
the pineapple reverting back and now seeding!
One final note: hybrid
sweet fruit is still better for you than cooked food!
Fruit Too Sweet?
Most fruits on Earth
are not sweet fruits! It is important to include in your fruitarian diet
a host of non-sweet fruits such as avocados, peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes,
cranberries, lemons, limes, squash, corn, zucchini, okra, etc. These foods
provide heavier minerals and are soft on the body. Ideally, they should
constitute at least 50% of your diet.
Are fruits bad for
your teeth? The internal condition of the body is the best indicator as
to the health of the teeth. If teeth are bad, there is an internal disruption
in the body, and we need to bring in more calcium in the form of green-leafy
salads and green juices, as Dr. Shelton has pointed out in his great book:
"The Science And Fine Art Of Nutrition."
There is a great misconception
that fruits are bad on the teeth. Why the myth of poor teeth on a fruitarian
diet? The clue I picked up from Johnny Lovewisdom's book: "Spiritualizing
Dietetics: Vitarianism." He attacks nuts and seeds viciously as being the
cause of teeth problems in fruitarians, not fruit. I've noticed that myself.
Nuts leave an acid ash and are high in phosphorous which must be balanced
with calcium (found abundantly and usable in greens). If you eat lots of
nuts and seeds, you should also eat plenty of greens. If they are not balanced
the phosphorous will eventually acidify the body and leech calcium from
the bones, especially the jaw and teeth -- the body is signaling the mouth
to stop taking in food, especially the nuts and seeds. Another important
point appropriate here is that raw animal foods too leave an acid ash and
are high in phosphorous, just like nuts and seeds. If they are not balanced
off with greens (calcium) they'll decalcify the teeth over the long term.
The more sedentary
(stationary) you are throughout the day, the more vegetables and non-sweet
fruits you should eat; the more active you are, the more sweet fruits you
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