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Ashton Kutcher's Fruitarian Diet: What Went Wrong?

PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 25: Actor Ashton Kutcher attends the 'jOBS' Premiere during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival at Eccles Center Theatre on January 25, 2013 in Park City, Utah.Method actors tend to go to extreme lengths to get inside the minds of the characters they portray. For Ashton Kutcher, that meant adopting Steve Jobs's fruitarian diet for one month, a regimen based solely on, well, fruit. He's portraying the late Apple CEO in jOBS, a biopic set to hit theaters in April.

All that fruit—must be healthy, right?

Not exactly. "I ended up in the hospital two days before we started shooting the movie, " Kutcher told reporters at the Sundance Film Festival. "I was doubled over in pain, and my pancreas levels were completely out of whack, which was terrifying, considering everything." Jobs died in October 2011, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. His fascination with fruitarianism helped inspire his company's name.

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Motivation for adopting the diet varies, but followers are typically swayed by health, religious, environmental, and political factors. Many tout fruitarianism as the original diet of mankind, and believe it encourages simple living and a holistic approach to health. Those who latch on are often propelled by a desire not to kill anything, including plants. The regimen comes with a rich history: Leonardo da Vinci was a fruitarian, and Mahatma Gandhi followed the plan for six months in the early 1900s.

So what's the problem with loading up on apples and bananas? For starters, it's extremely restrictive. Although there's no one fruitarian diet, most followers make sure at least 75 percent of their daily intake comes from raw fruit. Often, they snub anything that was picked, opting only for fruit that fell naturally. Though some fruitarians are more flexible than others, the diet typically revolves around the seven basic fruit groups. These include: acid fruits (citrus, pineapples, cranberries); subacid fruits (sweet cherries, raspberries, figs); sweet fruits (bananas, melons, and grapes); nuts (hazelnuts, pistachios, cashews); seeds (sunflower, squash, pumpkin); oily fruits (avocados, coconuts, olives); and dried fruits (dates, prunes, raisins).

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It's perhaps counterintuitive to consider that there's such a thing as too much fruit. Indeed, it's a healthy food packed with vitamins and antioxidants. But "it can't supply many of the building blocks needed to maintain the structure of your organ tissue, muscles, bones, immune cells, and hormones, " says registered dietitian Cynthia Sass, author of S.A.S.S. Yourself Slim: Conquer Cravings, Drop Pounds and Lose Inches.

We each need protein, fat, and carbohydrates to keep our bodies functioning properly, and fruit only provides carbs. In addition to supplying too few calories, the fruitarian diet likely won't provide adequate levels of vitamin B-12, calcium, vitamin D, zinc, iodine, and omega-3 fatty acids—which can "lead to a form of starvation and serious health risks, " Sass says.

It's unclear exactly why Kutcher's fruitarian diet went awry; details about his case are scarce, and the actor is no longer following the plan. Some experts speculate that the regimen was too taxing on his organs. "Our pancreas secretes insulin when carbohydrates are consumed, " says registered dietitian Keri Gans, author of The Small Change Diet. "If all he was doing was eating fruit, he may have been overworking it."

Source: health.usnews.com


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Eating Vegetables May Protect Pancreas

2012-07-01 10:48:15 by Otto_Negme

4 servings a day cut risk of acute pancreatitis by 44% compared to 1 helping
'A vegetable-heavy diet could help prevent acute pancreatitis, a new study suggests.'
'For the study, researchers examined 80,000 Swedish adults for 11 years after they answered questions about their diets in 1997. The goal of the research was to gain a better understanding of a possible connection between antioxidant levels, which are affected by diet, and an increased risk of acute pancreatitis.'
'Over the 11 years, 320 participants developed cases of acute pancreatitis that weren't connected to gallstones, which are a common cause of the disease

Fruit and sugar should be used sparingly

2008-12-06 18:44:52 by wenmister13502

>Fruit and sugars should be very limited though as they can cause diabetes easily in ferrets
You mean insulinomas, which is the opposite of being a diabete.
Ferrets are obligate carnivores, which means they require a diet that's very high in meat-based protein and fat. Because they lack a cecum, ferrets cannot digest plant protein, so fruits and veggies is a no…no - no matter how much they beg.
Sugary snacks, such as raisins, may cause obesity, tooth decay, and aggravation of hypoglycemia caused by insulinomas. High carbohydrate treats, such as cookies, cereal and bread may lead to diseases of the pancreas.
I hope this helps.

I have a pretty healthy diet. I eat mostly

2005-11-10 18:08:20 by no_future

Steamed vegetables, barley, rice, beans. Limited eggs and meat.
So I think that I have no other contributing factors. I never eat sugar in any form.
I never eat candy or fruit or any sweet things. I don't drink fruit juice or soda. I don't use honey or sugar. The only thing I drink besides malt liquor or water is sometimes a cup of green tea. I just don't crave sugar at all.
I think all the calories I consume from drinking just before I sleep is what would cause diabetes. Like it's too much for my pancreas to process.

These Splenda drinks

2003-10-16 22:20:22 by Metridium

...if you're used to significanly more carbs in your diet and you switch suddenly, you could find yourself with low blood sugar and the resulting problems which could include shaking, sweating, disorientation...and this can progress to an acidotic state. You can keep your blood sugar levels more constant by having complex carbs with low glycemic index throughout the day (fruit, dense bread or crackers). But if you DO find yourself shakey and woozy from low blood sugar, you MUST do something about it. Eat an orange, an apple, have glass of milk. It will take your pancreas a while to get used to not pumping out tons of insulin to take care of all the carbs you eat


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