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    this came from a friend on facebook who has converted to being a raw foodist.
    Fruit can be a complete breakfast

    *headdesk*


    For example: 2000 calories of cantaloupe provides 49 grams of protein, 480 grams of carbs, 11 grams of fat (including a whopping 2.7 grams of Omega-3), 100% of minerals and 92% of vitamins - falling short only on Vitamin B2 (providing 86% of the RDA) and Vitamin E (providing 29%). Simply adding a great source of B2 and Vitamin E like a handful of almonds provides the full range of nutrients.

    Ummm...really?
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  • #2
    So according to USDA data, that's about 13 small melons. I bid her good luck with that.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Saoirse View Post
      this came from a friend on facebook who has converted to being a raw foodist.
      Fruit can be a complete breakfast

      *headdesk*

      Ummm...really?

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      • #4
        The farts produced by 3 days of eating nothing but cantaloupe are unrivaled in the olfactory world. Pro tip. Carry on.

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        • #5
          I would get explosive diarrhea from eating that much fruit - unless I spanned it over a few days(3 weeks) and ate non-fruit items(like meat) in between.

          No thanks.

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          • #6
            The evidence is compelling.
            You lousy kids! Get off my savannah!

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            • #7
              Why would someone do that to themselves? I mean, I suppose technically that is meeting the "RDA," but some folks will never realize that RDA does not = best practice.
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              • #8
                If it were mangoes, I could do it. Maybe not 2,000 calories, but 1,000 calories? Easy. Maybe when I'm on the road.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Saoirse View Post
                  Ummm...really?
                  Yeah, utter bullshit. You couldn't get vitamin B12 that way. Nor, of course, could you get vitamin A, which is only present in animal foods. Nor could you get vitamin K2, again only present in animal foods.

                  A is important if you don't want to be infertile—or end up blind or something.

                  K2 ensures that you don't suffer calcification of your soft tissues.

                  I'd guess there are beta-carotenes in the fruit and some program like fitday thinks those are vitamin A. They're not. They're a precursor, and the conversion rate in the body is never good but catastrophically low for some people. The WHO, which worries about the effect on children in the 3rd world keeps revising its figures on this downwards as it finds out more.

                  This is the "spoilt 1st worlder diet". She lives where she can eat properly, unlike those kids, and instead of being grateful for it, she goes for voluntary undernourishment.

                  Even if an overload on carbs were a good idea (which it's not if you want to avoid diabetes) then that isn't supplying the vitamins needed in the diet. I think it wouldn't be a problem if it were a breakfast now and then, but the idea that you could replace a whole day's meals—2,000 calories worth—with that ...

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Lewis View Post
                    This is the "spoilt 1st worlder diet". She lives where she can eat properly, unlike those kids, and instead of being grateful for it, she goes for voluntary undernourishment.
                    +1
                    although, some might think the same of our diet.
                    i can imagine eating nothing but freshly picked, super juicy cantaloupe for 1/2 a day, but not trying to make it a way-of-life. of course there's also the fact that cantaloupe is only in season here for maybe 2 weeks out of the year, and the rest of the year it must be imported from far-away places. OTOH, i could have a cow in my backyard if i had a little more space. hmm...which is more sustainable?
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Lewis View Post
                      Yeah, utter bullshit. You couldn't get vitamin B12 that way. Nor, of course, could you get vitamin A, which is only present in animal foods. Nor could you get vitamin K2, again only present in animal foods.

                      A is important if you don't want to be infertile—or end up blind or something.
                      Are you sure you're think of vitamin A? Lot's of plant foods have that vitamin.
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                      • #12
                        there are different forms of vitamin A. the kind of vit a in plant foods is actually beta carotene, which the body must convert to vit a. conversion is not 1:1, but rather inefficient so even if your cantaloupe contains 5000 IU of beta carotene, it doesn't mean that you're still fulfilling your DV for vitamin A. even my college nutrition text states that.
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                        • #13
                          omg before i found primal thank god, i was researching something like this and following a website that said this. i just could not wrap my head around eating a whole watermelon for example as a meal among 7 other fruits for the day. thank god after praying for the answer i found primal right after. I have pcos/IR eating all that sugar would kill me. sugar is sugar whether from a candybar or fruit especially when u have hormone issues.
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                          • #14
                            Well, technically, avocados are fruit. One avocado, maybe with a sprinkling of salt and a small dash of good balsamic - that's not a *bad* breakfast, really... would be better with an egg, but in a pinch, I'd eat an avocado for breakfast and probably not die of starvation or vitamin deficiencies before lunch.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Saoirse View Post
                              there are different forms of vitamin A. the kind of vit a in plant foods is actually beta carotene, which the body must convert to vit a. conversion is not 1:1, but rather inefficient so even if your cantaloupe contains 5000 IU of beta carotene, it doesn't mean that you're still fulfilling your DV for vitamin A. even my college nutrition text states that.
                              Very interesting! I'd never heard that before. I always hear about needing to eat orange veggies for vitamin A, but never anything about animal sources (go figure!). Now I'm curious to do more research on the topic.

                              *wanders off to google sources of vitamin A*

                              Oh, of course, EGGS! How could I have forgotten that? And liver is on the list too. Gosh, what ISN'T in liver? I really need to give it a try soon.
                              Last edited by Anave; 07-03-2011, 08:33 PM.
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