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From: Milo (201.172.186.36)
Subject:         Dr. - What about eating more fruit than recommended?
Date: May 29, 2009 at 1:11 pm PST

Dear Dr. Novick,

I've been wondering about what happens if we tend to eat more fruit than what the McDougall program or yours recommend.

Would you say that restricting the diet to just fruits, veggies, nuts and seeds (most of the caloric intake from fruits) would be just unnecessary or actually it implies problems for human health?

My doubts arise by reading other programs high in fruit. I've heard that you tell us to compare and check by ourselves with the CRON software. Nevertheless, I just saw this website:

http://www.nutrientrich.com/foodclassificationchart_full.php?focus=grains

With this info about nutrient rich diets I understand that vegetables and fruits food groups satisfy more human nutrition needs (1200% and 300%) than legumes (183%), nuts and seeds (232%) and whole grains (138%).

So the recommendations of your program are because even though these foods are less healthy than fruits and veggies they can still be added to the diet in a healthful way or do you think that restricting so much the diet have negative health effects? If there are negative health effects in your experience which are they ?

I would like to understand this nutrition stuff better. I've read many good books in general and though I eat a lot of fruit due to practicity I sometimes wonder if I would get into trouble long-term. I try to eat at least 300 g of leafy greens daily + some tomatoes and cucumbers besides my sweet fruit intake.

Thanks for your answer,
Milo

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