Fruitarian diet proves to be dangerous.

Steve Jobs’ Fruitarian Diet Hospitalized Ashton Kutcher

Ashton Kutcher Hospitalized Preparing for Role as Steve Jobs_

Method actors seek to get to into character as much as possible to become believable as the character they portray.  Some actors spend months studying their character’s mannerisms, developing the character’s special skills, and even live out some of the character’s experiences.  Ashton Kutcher adopted the fruitarian (all fruit) diet of Steve Jobs in preparation for his role of Jobs in an up coming film about the late computer entrepreneur’s life.  While on the all fruit diet, Ashton Kutcher was hospitalized days before shooting the film.

“First of all, the fruitarian diet can lead to, like, severe issues,” Kutcher told USA Today. “I went to the hospital like two days before we started shooting the movie. I was like doubled over in pain. My pancreas levels were completely out of whack. It was really terrifying … considering everything.”

Fruitarian diets are not balanced and are generally considered to be an unhealthy eating approach.  Although unrefined, fruit has sugar specifically, fructose.  Excess fructose can cause your blood sugar levels to rise rapidly.  The pancreas responds by flooding the blood stream with insulin in order to reduce blood sugar levels.  In the event blood sugar levels overwhelm the insulin secreted by the pancreas, fat cells are then created near the liver to store excess sugar. If fat cell production does not occur fast enough to further reduce blood sugar levels, cell and organ damage begins. Unfortunately,

“Steve Jobs died of complications from pancreatic cancer.”  – USA Today

It is important that you control your fruit juice intake on day-to-day basis and especially while on a juice fast.  Focus on the 80/20 veggie to fruit ratio in your juices to minimize the impact of fruit on your blood sugar.  I was able to comfortably fast for 60 days using the 80/20 juice ratio.  After the first week, I emerged energetic and highly functional.

The article on Ashton Kutcher and his experience with Jobs’ fruitarian diet can be found at Business Insider.

Here is the trailer for the new Steve Jobs movie. Let’s celebrate an American original. Enjoy.

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