My Next Experiment – 7 Days Fruitarian Diet

I have been pondering upon trying fruitarian diet for sometime since I finished my 7 Days Water Fasting adventure a few moths back. However, I barely got a straight 7 days without anything getting into the way - barbecue parties, wedding parties, etc. Yes, even after being as unsocial as I am, I do get invited times to social events. But finally I did manage to get these uneventful 7 days, starting today :).

What the heck is Fruitarian diet?

Fruits
Before I start ranting on my success story, I want to shed some light on the diet itself. Now, this a very controversial topic and I did not manage to find a good universal definition of the term. Often, followers of this diet come up with their own version of it. From what the name suggests, it appears to be a purely fruit-based diet - apples, oranges, mangoes, bananas, pineapples, etc. But what about cucumber, tomatoes or avocado? We generally treat them as vegetables. So I did some further digging and here's how fruit is defined:

A fruit is a seed-bearing structure that develops from the ovary of a flowering plant.

Based on the above definition, it appears that cucumbers, tomatoes and avocados could be considered as fruits as well. This is a good thing as following a strictly fruitarian diet is likely to have some negative impact on protein and good fat needed by the body. Avocados are rich in healthy fat. For proteins, I decided to resort to nuts (almond, cashew, etc) and seeds (sunflower seeds, chia, pumpkin seeds, etc). In most cases, nuts are fruits with a hard outer shell while seeds are edible miniature plants enclosed within a seed coat. Technically, most nuts are also seeds, but all seeds are not nuts.

I probably managed to confuse with all that information above, but this kind of clarified things a bit for me to build the database of food that I could consume over the next 7 days.

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