is a fruit and water diet healthy?
im just wandering.
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
No...any diet that forces where you eliminate other food groups is not healthy. Eating only fruits and water, you aren't getting any protein, fat or dairy. If you aren't having any protein, you won't be building or maintaining any muscle tone. Without dairy, you lose vital nutrients, such as calcium and vitamin D. When you cut out a major food group, your body will take the nutrients already stored in your body. Therefore, you're at risk for at least damage to your bones and muscles.
Also, you should never start a diet that you can't do for life. Any diet that forces you to eliminate food groups may seem like you're losing weight quickly. But as soon as you start eating the eliminated food groups, you'll gain the weight back.
And don't eliminate fat completely either. Your body needs a little fat daily to help burn other carbs and fats stored.
Your best bet is to eat from all the food groups in moderation. Most people don't get their 5 servings of fruit & vegatables in their diet. So it is a good idea to make sure you're get these servings in before eating "junk" food. Also, do make sure you're drinking 6 - 8 glasses of water daily.
- JOURNEYLv 51 decade ago
No. You can do this for a day or two as a way of fasting or cleansing your system. However, you should not do it any longer than that. By limiting yourself to fruit and water, your body is being deprived of all the nutrients it needs from all of the different food groups. Remember, protein builds muscle and makes your body strong. Your fruit and water diet has no protein. And what about other essential vitamins? Be good to your body. It is your temple. Eat a balanced diet and exercise. Good Luck!
- r_e_a_l_milesLv 41 decade ago
Speaking as a fellow wanderer.
No, fruit and water alone is not healthy.
The human body needs all macro nutrients.
The skill is in knowing in what amounts.
- MsFancyLv 41 decade ago
It will make you have the runs. A diet of all food groups is healthy. Reasonably smaller amounts than usual. Throw in a little more fiber like oatmeal or 100 percent whole wheat bread, it is filling and good for you.
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- FloralLoverLv 61 decade ago
Fruits does have vitamins and minerals but it's not healthy to only take them because fruits don't have everything that your body needs like fat,protein and carbohydrate which can only be found in meat or dairy food.Source(s): I tried taking only fruits for one day and you know what? I felt weak at the end of the day,so don't ever try it.
- joblessLv 41 decade ago
I guess a 'fruit,water,vegetables' diet should work.. with some amount of carbohydrates thrown in at least thrice a week.
- 1 decade ago
fruit and water is very healthy to flush your system, kind reboot, when you feel sick or something, these are recommened in almost every natrual healthy living book you could read. They are recommened for gennerally one week at a time.
- 1 decade ago
it is healthy,but u still have to eat meat because you would need carbohydrates,fats,etc
a fruit and water diet can give u a healthy glow,though
- GreeneyedLv 71 decade ago
you need foods from each of the four food groups to maintain health. it's o.k. for a short time but no any extended time. lack of meat can cause anemia. no carbs can cause low blood sugars and no calcium can cause bones to become weak. Plus many other things
- Anonymous1 decade ago
no. add some veggies, though, and you'll be doing a lot better. I would go with some beans, rice, that kind of thing too.