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In the first place, we will discover the etymological origin of the word frugivorous that now concerns us. In this case, we can underline that it derives from Latin, exactly it is the result of the sum of two lexical components of that language:
-The word "frux, frugis", which can be translated as "fruit".
-The term "vorus", which means "he who feeds" and emanates from the verb "vorare", which is synonymous with "devouring."

The term frugivorous refers to the animal whose food is based on the fruit consumption (the product of certain trees and plants, which contains the seeds). It is estimated that about 20% of mammalian animals eat fruits .

Since fruits are the essence of the frugivorist diet, fruit growers depend on the availability of this plant product for their subsistence and developing . In certain regions, frugivorism is seasonal, since at certain times of the year there is a shortage of fruits.

Fruit growers and fruit plants establish a relationship of mutualism : both get benefits from biological interaction. While animals feed on the fruits of plants, they manage to spread thanks to the endozoocoria , which occurs when the animal eats the fruit, the seeds pass into its intestinal tract and then are defecated. Therefore, there was a concerted evolution or coevolution between the frugivorous and the plants that bear fruit.

He toucan , he Borneo orangutan and the pacú they are some frugivorous animals: that is, they satisfy a high percentage of their nutritional needs through consumption of fruits.

In the case of the human being, frugivorism is part of the vegan diets (which exclude components of animal origin). Fresh fruits, nuts, vegetables that are classified at the botanical level as fruits (cucumber, tomato, etc.) and seeds They constitute their food.

More and more people want to be frugivorous, leaving aside what meat and fish are. In that case, they will have to follow a series of guidelines to adapt their diet to that new diet such as: buy organic fruits, make the change gradually, add water and natural juices to their diet, take different varieties of fruits, wash Fruits very well to eliminate the remains of fertilizers they may have and eat every two to three hours.

It is important to keep in mind that a fruit-eating human being ingests a very limited amount of vitamins, calories and protein , so you can suffer vascular problems, neurological disorders, loss of bone mass and other damage to your health.

In addition to the above, we cannot ignore another series of data on following a frugivorous diet:
-It should not be followed by pregnant women or by women who are in the lactation phase. In the same way, doctors also do not recommend that children follow it, since their bodies need all kinds of nutrients to be able to grow healthy and strong.
-There are many people who, following this diet, suffer a heavy weight loss that can cause serious health problems.
-It is also not recommended for those who have diabetes.

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