Fruitarian diet: Know the advantages and disadvantages

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Fruitarian diet has become the latest trend attracting weight- watchers and those who are interested in following healthy eating habits. The diet that mostly includes fruits, nuts, seeds and veggies is similar to the vegan diet. Even though it sounds healthy and great, experts say that the diet also has downsides.

• As the fruits consist mostly of water, this diet keeps your body hydrated.
• It is an environmental friendly diet.
Close to nature, this diet relaxes and rejuvenates your body.
• Fruitarian diet provides the nutrients that are required for the body.

Even though fruit lovers would enjoy this diet, nutritionists warn that it isn’t a healthy method to follow. Lots of micronutrients are required for the human body to function properly. A diet that includes 70 - 80% fruits would lead to nutrient deficiency and lack of protein.

Fruits contain a sugar called fructose. Even though it is healthier than processed sugar, too much fructose can be harmful too.
Fruits are loaded with fibers. But overeating could lead to digestive problems. Fructose could cause acidity and would affect the gut health. Moreover, it could lead to the imbalance of the micro bacteria in the intestines.
• Eating too many fruits can cause tooth cavities.
• Fruitarian diet is a fad diet that could be followed for a short period of time. However, make sure to consult a doctor before making it your permanent food habit. 

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