View Full Version : Such a thing as too many fruits?
07-10-2008, 08:15 PM
Well I'm here with another question once again. Just how much fruit do the rest of you consume. I've been drinking green smoothies and munch on fruits all day until I come home....then I'll have a nice mixed green salad...and then later on in the evening more fruits as a snack.
When I look back on my day it looks like most of my calories come from fruits and nuts. Is there really any other way to fill up the bulk of your calories? It doesn't seem like it...
07-10-2008, 08:37 PM
I'd love to know, too!:)
07-10-2008, 08:38 PM
Yup. The bulk of your calories SHOULD come from fruits and nuts. Think about it. In nature, besides meat, where else would you be getting your calories? You're doing fine.
07-10-2008, 10:51 PM
I think you are doing it right, the rawfood diet is basically a fruitarian diet.
I had a breakthough in my perception of the raw food diet years ago, when I was a newbie, when someone on this board said that her co-workers called her the "girl who ate an insane amount of fruit"!
07-10-2008, 10:56 PM
you are not alone! 80-90% of my diet is fresh raw organic fruit. It's heavenly! I often wonder if I'm eating too much fruit as well, but it's really the only thing my body craves. Just to give you an idea, here is today's food:
1 lb. organic cherries (I'm in LOVE with these lately)
organic granny smith apple
organic raw carrot
1 pint organic blueberries
organic pink lady apple
Is this too much?
07-10-2008, 11:23 PM
I feel SO MUCH better because I've been under the impression that I eat too much fruit also. WOW, thanks, I'm glad I stumbled upon this.
07-10-2008, 11:26 PM
I think I read in Victoria Boutenko's Raw food book too that it was supposed to be about 40% greens/60%fruit/10%nut & seeds, right?? I don't know if I'm right or not, maybe she was referring to the green smoothie composition?
07-11-2008, 12:22 AM
From Sunfood Diet Success Sysytem - he talks about fruititarians who still need a small amount of greens in their diet - not sure if this helps!
07-11-2008, 12:51 AM
if you feel good... you're doing it right.
if you feel spacey, get wild swings in your blood sugar/energy/mood, and crave sweets constantly... you're eating too much fruit.
07-11-2008, 12:51 PM
I like to balance out my fruits with a lot of greens. I feel like that might help with keeping your teeth clean from all that sugar!!
As long as you have a pretty good variety besides fruits, and like others said-you feel good, I think you are doing ok!
Some people might feel better with more fruits, but I do better if it's mostly greens, than fruits, than nuts and seeds. That's what works for me.
07-11-2008, 01:12 PM
i'd say that if you don't feel bad in any way (bloated or such) then it's all good :D you see, i stopped eating a lot of fruit because i started suspecting candida.. or parasites, i don't know! either way, i know i feel MUCH better without sweet fruit (i do love them though and hope i'll get back to them as soon as i figure out why they make me feel bad).. besides, if not organic, then many fruits are GMO so they have less nutrients and much more sugar than nature intended.
07-11-2008, 01:58 PM
i don't have my copy of 'green for life' cause someone is borrowing it right now but the more greens you have in your diet the better. that said... there are lots of fruititarians out there!
i try to have my daily intake 60% greens and the rest is fruit and other veggies. but i eat a LOT of fruit. :)
Raw Angel Mom
07-11-2008, 02:07 PM
Some poeple don't do too well with too many fruits, me i am the opposite, i need my fruits and now my greens. I have been having my fresh fruits in the mornings up to lunch most the time since the late 80's. Now, i take green smoothies in the morning that are made of fruits and 2 cup of water. Sometime, i snack on fruits in the afternoon etc...
My say to you, don't worry about this, just follow your body's need and craving. You will naturally either decrease your consumption of fruits or decrease it. Since that i have been making green smoothies, i find myself using less fruit and even consuming less. Probably all the nutriment that my body needs are in the greens.
07-11-2008, 03:35 PM
I can never keep a copy of Green for Life. I keep giving them away. I just love sharing her books.
07-11-2008, 03:58 PM
I do not eat much of any sweet fruit. Simply do not like it. I do like things like tomatoes and I eat plenty of these.
07-11-2008, 11:11 PM
Riiiya: I've read that fruit doesn't cause candida, it's how it's eaten that causes candida (if you suffer from it). If you want to eat fruit you need to eat it alone and on an empty stomach. This is a quote from Fit For Life II about that. Hope this helps!
This is not a subject that is easily covered in one short paragraph. However, one aspect of Candida is particularly important to understand: If you have the Candida yeast organism in your body, and almost everyone has, then be careful of fruit or anything else that can ferment in the body. THE ONLY WAY FRUIT CAN AGREVATE A CANDIDA INFECTION IS IF IT IS EATEN INCORRECTLY. When fresh fruit is eaten alone and on an empty stomach, it will not ferment! This is the key. When you eat cooked fruit or eat fruit with other foods, it spoils and ferments in the stomach. The Candida yeast proliferates on fermentable foods - carbohydrates. By consuming only fresh fruit when the stomach is entirely empty, there is no possibility of fermentation from bacteria or yeast. Also, it is exceeedingly important for those with Candida to be very strict with food combining. All carbohydrates will ferment if eaten with proteins or if cooked. If you properly combine your foods, eat fresh fruits correctly, and avoid fermented foods (alchohol, vinegar, miso, yogurt) your Candida problem will become a thing of the past."
07-12-2008, 12:40 AM
Legerity, I ate 3 pints of tomatoes yesterday as well as some cherries and an apple.. I guess that's a lot of tomatoes ha ha. You can never eat too much fruit I don't think ;) Just as long as you get all your greens in you should be ok.
07-12-2008, 03:03 PM
well i dont know about fruit, but i think too much dried fruit and nuts is a bad combo :(
07-12-2008, 05:18 PM
I'm happy to see so many replies, and it's nice to hear that others love fruits as much as I do! It's just because I've heard mixed things about large quantities of fruit sugar. However I'm starting to get a bit interested in Douglas Graham's diet plan and and thinking about ordering his book, which is quite heavy on the fruits.
07-12-2008, 09:20 PM
I would definately read his book, as well as any other raw book. Why not? Read 'em All is my philosophy. .....although I am still working on that project, lol. (but I have read his).
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