Similarly to the protein question (Protein on a Fruitarian diet), I have often been asked: what about B12 on a fruit only fruitarian diet??
Unfortunately there is no really simple answer.
Once upon a time, I used to be really into the supposed science of nutrition.. I used to be able to name all the essential amino acids and could tell you what each one was supposedly good for. I knew how to complement proteins, and I knew the sources of most vitamins, iron, minerals.. you name it...
But I gave that all up when I discovered one could use a sort of "common sense" to see whether or not something was right.. or not.
What I have since learned, is that pretty much the entire human race does not know how to eat, and as such, any statistics taken of mineral or vitamin levels within a human, are all based on an essentially sick species, and thus are misleading and of no genuine use to anyone..
Try to look at it this way.. every species out there, in it's natural habitat, consumes it's food in a raw state.. No cooking or processing is necessary.. And indeed, studies have shown that if you try to feed a species processed foods, they will almost certainly be worse off for it.
Got that? Humans are no exception, and that is the first thing one needs to understand if one wishes to maintain optimal health.
Personally I decided to leave nutrtional pseudo science behind..
Now, you may not be someone who believes in the biblical Eden, so if you aren't, then just skip to the next paragraph, but if you do.. ask yourself the question; where did Adam and Eve get their B12 from? The answer is they didn't even know it existed!!..
I have serious doubts that a lack of B12 is the real issue.. More likely is that the body gets somehow sick from other things, and these other things cause the body to not function as it should, and part of the symptom of not functioning correctly, is a loss of B12..
Have I confused you enough already? I think I'm starting to confuse myself...
Enough said.. I don't do B12.. I don't knowingly and deliberately seek out sources of B12.. If I get any, it would be, I guess, from not being meticulous about cleaning my fruit before eating it.. This has been the case for many years, and I have never had any of the B12 deficiency symptoms..
I'm sure I haven't answered the question.. You just have to put your faith in fruit, and you will see and learn that it is our ideal and only true food...
hugs to all,
Mango the Fruitarian.
PS See also: B12 on a raw vegan diet (mostly fruitarian)
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