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    Default Is It Possible To Eat Too Much Fruit?

    Markham Heid
    June 6, 2018

    For healthy adults, experts say that eating lots and lots of fruit is unlikely to get you into trouble, as long as it’s part of a normal diet

    Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was, briefly and famously, an ardent fruitarian—meaning he ate a diet composed primarily of fruit, which he believed would cleanse his body of harmful fluids. Just as famously, the actor Ashton Kutcher tried adopting Jobs’s fruit-centric diet, until he ended up in the hospital with an out-of-whack pancreas.

    So is it bad for your health to eat a lot of fruit? Though a famous study from 1980 argued that based on the evolution of human jaws and teeth, our ancient ancestors used to eat a diet dominated by fruit, there’s not a lot of good evidence for or against fruit-heavy diets for modern humans.... (However, full-blown fruitarianism is so restrictive that it has been linked to nutritional deficiencies in some people, and may be unsafe for children and those with certain medical conditions, like diabetes.)

    Read more: https://time.com/5301984/can-you-eat...ntent=20191112
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    Everything in moderation....is my motto!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Islander View Post
    based on the evolution of human jaws and teeth, our ancient ancestors used to eat a diet dominated by fruit,
    But those ancient, wild fruits had not been bred to be as sweet as modern varieties. A fruitarian today would be getting a lot of sugar in their diet.

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    Excellent point. Besides which, I'd contest that theory. The structure of our jaws and teeth speaks to a period in human evolution when we ate a great many tough roots and gristly meats. Over time modern human's jaw has shrunk, leaving no room for most of us to accommodate wisdom teeth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Julieanne View Post
    But those ancient, wild fruits had not been bred to be as sweet as modern varieties. A fruitarian today would be getting a lot of sugar in their diet.
    Every now 'n then, Mercola repeats this fructose table which converts amount of fruit to grams of fructose. It is always stated that a healthy person should limit their fructose to 25 grams/day, while someone with heath related health issues such as diabetes, cancer, overweight, etc. should limit their fructose intake to only 15 grams/day. https://articles.mercola.com/sites/a...y-18-2010.aspx
    Subtitle: How to Know if Fruit May Be a Problem for You

    Furthermore, one should consider consuming their carbs in the morning in order to burn off those carbs over the course of the day with physical activity.

    Also, it is best to consume one's fruit on an empty stomach at least 2 hours after a meal, or on an empty stomach before that meal. https://drhealthbenefits.com/food-be...-empty-stomach
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    And, fruitarians would be getting more than too much sugar. Based on a Dept. of Agriculture survey of over 4,000 fruit farmers in 12 states, more than 330 different pesticides were used to treat their "conventionally-grown" (non-organic) fruit crops. The breakdown of the 330 pesticides = 95 different insecticides; 80 herbicides; 70 fungicides; and 85 other different chemicals. **Too much sugar is probably the last thing fruitarians need to be concerned about????
    See Ag Survey here: https://www.nass.usda.gov/Surveys/Gu...Sheet-2011.pdf

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    Another reason why I grow my own apples, pears, plums, raspberries, rhubarb. I lost 2 peach trees, a Contender and a Madison, in the fall of 2017 when a brief warm spell at the end of the season broke dormancy. I decided starting over meant too long to wait, when there was an outstanding, reliable organic orchard a scant half hour's drive from home.
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