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After spending just over 2 weeks at the Fruktifest fruitarian festival in France I have learnt many things and had some wonderful experiences. The Broceliande forest surrounding
the eco site where we stayed is indeed enchanted. I met some amazing
trees and was humbled by their magnificence. The true embodiment of
unconditional love, providing food, air and shelter for all. What
incredible beings. I was struck by how we have mistreated them for
centuries, killing them and cutting them down to make useless things.
That is another story though. I will focus on some of the more
interesting and positive aspects of the festival.

I met some inspiring fruitarians from Italy who have been doing much experimenting and research into the fruitarian diet. They claim that although humans came from the tropics, the part of the Rift valley where
we  are thought to have originated at an elevation of around 1300m is a
prefect environment for apples and other fruits of the rosacea family
like peaches, plums, cherries etc. Not only do they grow there but they
are evergreen, providing fruit all year round. They claim that these
fruits, particularly the apple are far better for our health than
tropical fruits. Some of the points they made to support this are as
follows:

- apples and other rosacea fruits grow at the exact height for humans to easily pick off the trees

- They all have edible skins

-They fit perfectly in our hands

-They are very easy to eat with little or no mess

-Apples can be carried and stored for months

- Trees grown from apple seeds will always produce a new variety of apple

- Apples are the only fruit that promote peristalsis

- Apples have the lowest amount of protein of all the fruits and the highest fructose to glucose ratio. They claim that fructose is actually better for us than glucose as fructose is transported into the cells
without the assistance of insulin.

-People that base their fruitarian diet around apples and rosacea fruits have better health and longevity for the following reasons:

1. Eating tropical fruits will tend to create a hyperglycemic condition in the body and create nutritional imbalances because of the high glucose levels

2. Acid fruits like oranges cause many health problems including tooth decay, demineralization. They point to people dying on mono orange juice diets and others suffering health problems as a result of these
as evidence

3. Long term apple eaters like Yana Louis tend to gain muscle and strength and do not suffer from the same issues people eating acid fruits and tropical fruits face.

Other interesting points about apples are

-The word paradise originally meant apple orchard

-You don’t eat any seeds when you eat apples

-Apples are a very modest, unstimulating fruit and grow all over the world

I have always shunned apples on my fruitarian journey thinking I needed to eat sweet tropical fruits. I remember however, the joy I felt as a child eating apples. I have decided to include a lot more apples in
my diet and to experiment with ‘appletarianism’ for a while. If apples
truly are the best food for us then I want to experience it for myself.
It adds a completely different dimension to my views on a fruitarian
lifestyle and the ‘perfect climate’. It basically means that we can live
almost anywhere on the planet and be healthy as apples grow almost
everywhere. We just need to start planting apple trees!

Anyway, more on apples later. I’ll keep you posted on how I progress with apples. In the meantime I’m about to set off on my bike from Bordeaux along the Canal du Midi to the south of France. There are
apparently lots of fig trees along the way to eat from and I’m hoping to
make it to Corsica for some Mediterranean bliss. Swimming, hiking,
eating figs off the trees and sleeping on the beach.

Peace and Blessings to all

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Interesting stuff. Thanks for sharing.

I like apples, but does anyone else find that they don't digest well? They really clean me out.
hey jaakko. where exactly on the route are you. it would be nice to meet up
whose nutritional standards are you using to base this on Harrison? do you think they are really valid? perhaps only personal experience and testing will be the only true way to test it
That's really interesting! Thanks!
What is the source of this information? I know only if there is too much phosphorus in your diet it starts to bind calcium...
'This is standard accepted science around the planet not only for humans but other mammals as well.'

Yes, but is it not also standard accepted science that Meat is a good/essential source of protein? Look at where you get your information and make sure it's non biased and well researched.
Please, Harrison, provide some links, I was unable to find anything right away.
I did not want to dive in see of links, with lot's of dubious information, including that about dogs and horses, I was just asking for a solid scientific reference, a couple of links that you probably would have ready to share. I hoped you would be kind enough. Thank you for the advise though.
Phosphorus is basically acid forming like meat is
There's a lot of disagreement about calcium/phosphorus ratios of different foods
The ratios tend to be very different for different foods on different sites. This site is called 30Bananasaday. Bananas are worse for phosphorus levels. How many bananas does banana boy harley chuck down a day? 30 - 70 I believe
Harrison, in my point of view, people who publicly criticize such a good food as apples, should provide their readers with strong evidence. But I see, you have a different attitude.
BTW, I eat bananas very seldom too :)

Thank you Liam! I already found a couple of articles on the subject, but I'll have time to deal with it only later. It seemed to me on the first look though that many studies, supporting the meaningfulness of the ratio were made on old or sick people or animals :) I can be wrong of cause. I need the time to sort it out, it can take hours.
For all I know now, calcium is not an issue in a vegan diet.

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