ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – So much for method acting.
Actor Ashton Kutcher says he was hospitalized after going on a “fruit only” diet as he prepared to play Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in a movie.
So how dangerous is such a diet? It depends how long you are on it, according to St. Louis University Hospital registered dietician Joy Bloor.
“If you followed it for long enough and your body is not getting the right amount of nutrients, which it wouldn’t on an all-fruit diet, over time you could get in trouble,” she said. “It would be high in sugar and carbohydrates but it’s not going to be high in protein fat.”
A fruitarian diet consists of fruits, nuts, and seeds. It is followed by diehard adherents to veganism who aim to only eat foods which do not kill or damage a plant.
“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.”