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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

What about Protein? | Fruitarian Protein Myth

Debunking the myth that you can't get enough protein on a raw vegan fruitarian diet. 

   This is the most common question and usually the first one asked. Since I have been implementing a raw vegan fruitarian diet, I have been getting it all the time. In fact no one cared about my protein intake until I went vegan.

But, what about protein?

People/society are so conditioned to think that the only protein a human can get is from meat, eggs or dairy. Well I am writing this to debunk that. And, to show you that a raw vegan fruitarian diet can, and does provide more than enough quality protein for optimal health.

In fact plant based protein is superior for our bodies than any other source. Fruit based protein is an easily digestible protein in the form of amino acids and is easily used by our bodies. It is much simpler for our bodies to break down, because it contains basic amino acids. Whereas meat contains a second hand protein and must still be broken down by the body. In other words it must be broken down back into amino acids to be utilized.

When we eat fruits, berries, melons and veggies we get protein in the form of amino acids, and our body builds protein structures out of that. But, when we eat meat which is already structured proteins (another animals muscles), our body must break it down back into amino acids just so our bodies can use them.

This extra process creates acid wastes, and toxic build up which promote symptoms of body break down, which we call disease. Not to mention meat is loaded with artery clogging animal fats and cholesterol! An animal based diet has no fiber as well and this only adds to the problems! A raw vegan fruitarian diet is a naturally low fat, high fiber, high carbohydrate diet that promotes health, life and vitality!

Something that I have always said "If we want to live we need to eat living foods. Likewise eating dead foods will promote disease and death." I will be doing more posts on this topic. For now back to how much protein we can get from fruit alone. I have also included the calorie value as well as fat content.

These figures are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Obviously the more active you are the more calories from fruit you will want to consume. And if you are not a very active person or not a very tall person you would be fine to consume less. For myself I try to keep my calorie intake between 1,500 - 2,000 although I would eat more if I was more active.

So, the protein, calories, and fat in some of the fruits that many fruitarians may be eating at this time in the fall and winter is as follows. Keep in mind this is an example, but all fruit is similar in protein, calories and fat content.

Here's the numbers...

4 medium bananas = 5.16 grams of protein, 420 calories, and about 1.56 grams of fat
5 medium oranges = 6.15 grams of protein, 310 calories, and about  .80 grams of fat
5 tangerines = 2.85 grams of protein, 185 calories, and 1.1 grams of fat
5 apple/Japanese persimmons = 4.85 grams of protein, 590 calories, and 1.60 grams of fat
5 roma tomatoes = 4 grams of protein, 175 calories, and 5 grams of fat
1 large avocado = 4.02 grams of protein, 322 calories, and 29.47 grams of fat

When we add it up we get an healthy 27.03 grams of protein! And an optimal 2,002 calories, as well as about 39.53 grams of fat. If you think that is still a low intake of protein, and fat, think again. The average American consumes way to much protein and fats! This leads to most of the health problems that we see today like heart disease, diabetes and some cancers. Dr. Morse and many others report an increase in overall pain when proteins go much higher than 20-30 grams. High protein diets are acidic diets. And human beings aren't high protein creatures like carnivores.

If a fruitarian wants to cut the fat out a little they just simply eat less avocados. And if they want a little extra protein they just eat more fruit, or add a handful of nuts or seeds. Just 1/4th cup of raw sunflower seeds adds an addition 7 grams of protein. And a 1/4th cup of raw almonds give 6 grams. Many fruitarians eat seeds and nuts as needed or desired.

You also get a lot of fiber as a fruitarian which is essential to proper elimination, and the prevention of cancer, especially colorectal cancer which is the second leading cause of death in the United States! Based on the example above you would get about 80 grams of fiber or more per day as a fruitarian. Say good buy to constipation and irregularity issues! Doesn't that sound nice?

A fruitarian eats similar to the example above on a daily basis and as you can see there is no lack of protein, calories or fat! Also eating this way is super clean and full of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and water! Everything we need for optimal health. Not to mention fruit is naturally detoxifying and as already mentioned, loaded with beneficial fiber for proper elimination. It’s the perfect food for humans and there is no cooking or preparation (aside from maybe cutting it up, peeling it or blending it) required.

On a daily basis as a fruitarian my diet may vary a little bit from above. In fact a fruitarian diet varies from day to day, season to season, but it's still fruit for me daily. Some days I will include mangoes, and less oranges, or more bananas and less persimmons, etc.. I eat in season and what I currently have available to me at the time. Each season supplying us with exactly the type of foods we need.

Some days I may include some cooked sweet potatoes just because I like them and they do not cause me any adverse health issues. I may even have some veggies or greens some days if I want to. A fruitarians primary food is fruit but that doesn't mean that we aren't including some seeds, nuts, raw greens or veggies. The reason why my goal is 100% fruit is because I am detoxing. Veggies, greens, nuts and seeds will slow down a detox and may prevent the healing that you are looking for or at least slow it down.

Also as a quick tip, eating a meal of cooked sweet potatoes in addition to your fruit, can get you out of an elimination issue and back on track. Also sweet potatoes (seasoned with sage not salt) is a great way to curb a cooked food craving. They say boiling or steaming is best if you are going to cook a vegetable like sweet potatoes. I prefer the taste better when I bake it, but I'm not eating them on a daily basis.

I’m loving the simplicity! 

I love how simple this diet is and how easy it is for me to stick to it. Personally this is what I have been waiting for my whole life. I am feeling better that I have in a long time. And if I forget how great I am feeling I can just eat some cooked food and my digestive issues, acid, fatigue come right back and I feel weighed down again. When I eat fruit, I feel light and energized! I know my food is getting digested properly and elimination is better too. I look forward to a long healthy life on this fruitarian diet and you can too.

Give it a try for a day, or three days, or a week and you will see what I mean! 

I hope this article helped you to see that YES! There is plenty of protein in the form of amino acids in fruit for a fruitarian diet and there is no need to worry that you aren't getting enough on this type of diet. Even if you are including some vegetables, because there's protein in vegetables too. As you can see when we make fruit our primary food (which is intended by God) then we get what we need and our bodies thank us for it with optimal health.

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Thank you for reading!

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Stay tuned for more! God bless :)

Here is something to get you started...

An Introduction into Fruitarianism article

The nutrition facts I used are from fatsecret.com

Check out this eye opening video by Dr. Morse...






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