There are many forms of vegetarianism just like there are many forms of animal based diets. There’s the traditional lacto ovo vegetarian diet, there is pescatarianism, veganism, raw foods veganism, etc…
Fructarianism is about eating things that are botanically fruits or fruit related crops. Since most of the plant food we eat is fruit, botanically speaking, it’s not that exotic a diet.
Fructarianism doesn’t have to be complicated. Nutrition doesn’t need to be complicated. This is basic knowledge. A baby should be instructed in what to eat and not eat. And an animal doesn’t need a nutrition lesson, they know instinctively.
In the garden of eden, Adam and Eve the original couple, were instructed to eat every fruit and fruit that contains seed. This is fructarianism. If you read the bible, after the fall from grace, man was cursed to eat bread that he would work the land for, and then meat was introduced to the human diet and mans lifespan was shortened to 120 years. Whether you’re a bible believer or not, this allegory is a pretty accurate description of how human diet evolved. Our closest animal relatives, the chimpanzee and the gorilla, are fructarians who eat fruit and seed all day. Since they can’t cook anything, they spend countless hours chewing on fruit and bamboo. Since we have technology, we can cook our food which speeds up food preparation and improves digestion.
When we say fruit, we think of apples and bananas. But anything with seeds therein is technically a fruit. That includes tomato, cucumber, lemon, eggplant, all peppers (both hot and sweet), squash, corn, beans(which are high protein seeds), quinoa, etc…
The Bengalis of India consider fish to be ‘fruit of the sea’ so they still call themselves fructarians. And eggs are fruit of the chicken. The unfertilized egg of a chicken is its ‘fruit’, since eggs are the fruit of the womb. Even a firstborn child is called a firstfruit in the bible.
So really, when you understand botany, science and nutrition, eating healthy shouldn’t be so complicated. Eat what God, Nature, and our own biology dictates, and you will be in robust health.
In my life, I weaned off animal foods and a high protein, low sugar diet gradually. And I’m glad I did. Meat and milk is not good for anyone out of infancy or childhood, and the Atkins diet is only a temporary solution. And in the long run, low sugar dieting causes insulin resistance, liver derangement, hypoglycemia which eventually evolves into diabetes itself. One Doctor can’t reinvent the rules of nutrition, get rich, and go unchecked. Man was meant to live on starch rich fruits, vegetables, legumes, and tubers and supplement his diet with whatever he could catch. We need starch, sugar, and fiber, and grain or starchy vegetables like basmati rice or sweet potato should be the foundation of the diet. Our brains are made of fat but run on glucose.
This means we need a steady supply of glucose to keep our brains running optimally. Starch is simply chains of glucose which slowly break down into ready to use blood sugar. Man’s ideal food.
The reason why fish is good for us and an ideal supplement to a fructarian diet, besides Bengali expressions, is because they concentrate high levels of Omega 3 fatty acids in their flesh from consuming algae all day and night. If fish fat had the same make up as cow fat, they’d be too stiff to swim and die at the bottom of the ocean.
And eggs make sense because they are fruit of the chicken’s womb, contain the ideal protein for human nutrition, and would be easy to acquire in nature which means they’ve been part of the human diet for a long, long time.
The sugar restriction diet is a fad and a gimmick used by bodybuilders and athletes to make weight for competitions.
Dont believe the hype.