Fruit's Impacts On The Liver


May 16, 2018
Has anyone had issues with fruit messing up your liver? I'm in a terrible quandary about fruit. It makes me feel good, but I'm concerned that it may be having a negative effect on my liver. After many years of low-carb, in 2017, I did an 8-month stint of a 80-10-10 fruitarian diet. Felt great, but had some issues, and I wasn't sure if it was from the diet, because I simultaneously had a mold exposure. My liver enzymes had previously been normal, but they became elevated. I have since then gotten rid of the mold and stopped eating fruit, but my liver enzymes are still elevated, so I'm not sure if fruit had anything to do with it. But a lot of studies say that fruit messes with the liver and can contributed to non-alcoholic fatty liver. But I don't know if these studies are based on actual fruit or high-fructose corn syrup. So I'd like to go back to eating a lot of fruit as my primary carb source, but I'm worried that I'm messing myself up.


Sep 1, 2017
St. Louis, Missouri
This is mostly anecdotal, but I think a 80-10-10 fruitarian diet is not wise from my own personal experiences. Fruit is absolutely a wonderful food, but it is absolutely possible to over-do it. Between lack of macro and micronutrients (yes fruit has lots of micros, but not everything we need like B12, zinc, copper etc...) Not only that, I think it's lacking in glucose. Most fruits have a > 1:1 fructose to glucose ratio and I don't feel right even with a 1:1 ratio, I feel best at something like a 1:2 ratio (personally) which means I eat starch now too. There is absolutely nothing wrong with fruit, but I think getting 80% of calories from fruit is just way too much.

For a while I was liking a 70-80% carb diet (but with 50%+ from starch) and now I'm realizing while better, this is also not quite right. I thought dietary fat was bad. The real issue is mixing fats with carbs in the same meal. Taking fats out of your diet also introduces deficiencies, like the fat solubles. Plus, dietary fat is needed to produce various hormones in the body. There may be some merit to short term very low fat diets as intervention, I'm not sure, still forming an opinion on this, but I don't believe it's a long term strategy.

All just my 2c. As always, do what feel right to you.


Apr 13, 2019
I think overall a good ratio of macros would be 60% carbs 20% fat 20% protein. You could go lower fat and a bit more carb like 65, 15. But you still need saturated fats at certain levels. Carbs mix 50/50 starch and fruit. Minimize pufa is more important and then protein intake try to eat some with good amino acid ratios or add some gelatin once in awhile at least.
Nov 21, 2015
I just ate a bowl of home stewed fruit with about 20g of collagen. I feel full an hour later and not at all hungry, which is very unusual for me.


Thread starter
May 16, 2018
So how much fruit is too much? Is one fruit meal a day consisting of 7 bananas too much? And would you consider that to be partly starch?

And what sorts of starches do you recommend?

I feel so much better eating carbs, but I can't figure out why my liver enzymes are elevated (which they weren't when I was eating low-carb). And it's also tricky figuring out how to time my macros around each other. Fruit isn't supposed to be eaten with anything else, and starches shouldn't be combined with fat or protein, etc.
Similar threads
Thread starter Title Forum Replies Date
Michael Mohn Does serotonin in fruit raise serotonin blood levels? Cortisol, Serotonin, Histamine 5
G Carbs—sugar, starch and fruit causing pimples Diet, Recipes 8
Atma 81 Year Old Woman Ate Fruit and Milk Diet for 27 Years Milk 58
Ben Stone Black Sapote ("Chocolate Pudding Fruit") > feedback on this most interesting Mexican fruit? Fruits & Fruit Juice 0
V Meat with fruit Diet 4
C Cordyceps militaris Fruit Body Extract increases testosterone and DHT secretion Scientific Studies 46
Hgreen56 Pasta Scores Lower Insulin Index Than Fruit Diet 13
ursidae Effects Of Fruit On Your Mental State Fruits 32
J Nervous/Anxious Energy After Eating Fruit - Blood Sugar Issues? Blood Sugar 9
Recoen Hypoglycemia With Fruit Blood Sugar 88
Brundle Would The Optimal Peat Diet Be Mostly Raw Animal Products And Fruit? Diet 38
Hans Fruit Juice And Triglycerides Articles & Scientific Studies 14
Sefton10 Fruit Supplementation Reduces Indices Of Exercise-induced Muscle Damage: A Systematic Review And Met Exercise 0
C Noni Fruit Diet 1
Gadreel Feeling Congested After Drinking A Fruit Smoothie Diet 15
Jamesu How Important Is Fruit In Slowing Hairloss? Ask For Help or Advice 0
K How’s A Meat, Egg And Fruit Juice Diet? Ask For Help or Advice 9
Tarmander Fruit Intermittent Fasting Discussing Dietary Models 34
gately Is There Anything Wrong With Combining Fruit And Meat? Diet, Recipes 25
A The Fruit -fructose Dillema Regarding Collagen ? Health 14
Such_Umami Fruit Causes Adrenaline Energy And Starch Produces Serotonin Energy Ask For Help or Advice 4
Lokzo Kiwi Fruit = Highly SEROTONIN Boosting? Fruits & Fruit Juice 16
GreekDemiGod Not Doing Well On High Fruit | Juice Intake Diet 45
Inaut How To Lose Stubborn Body Fat With A High Fruit Diet Fruits 3
D Savory Fruit Recipes 2
M Fruit Juit Remove Fats Diet 19
Cgj1 Tocovit V Botanical Craft - Palm Fruit Supplements 3
G Are There Any Concerns About Dried Fruit? Fruits 25
D Problems With Fruit Diet 9
A Rheumatoid Arthritis Managed With Fruit And Protein Diet Testimonials 84
Highserotonin90 I Don't Understand, We Should Eliminate Fruit Because Of Salicylate Toxic ? Fruits 2
postman What Happens To Fruit When We Cook Them? Fruits 5
Runenight201 Fruit And Sugar Sweets, Snacks 7
F So Pufas Free And More Fruit Is The Way To Go Diet, Recipes 25
Runenight201 Fruit Syrup In Canned Fruit Beverages, Fruits, Sugars 2
jzeno Fruit Juice Jello Recipes 5
JustAGuy Question For People Who Thrive On Fruit Diet 34
T Tropical Vs. Non-Tropical Fruit Fruits 3
T Candida And Fruit/Sugar Viruses, Parasites, Fungus, Vaccines 35
T Fruit/Sugar And Candida Beverages, Fruits, Sugars 3
T Candida And Fruit/Sugar Hair & Nails 5
K If You Could Grow Any Fruit In A Greenhouse Fruits 3
M OJ + Milk Alternative: Fromage Blanc Or Skyr With Fruit Jam Diet, Recipes 10
Captain_Coconut What Is Peat's General Stance On Fruit Sugars Vs Sucrose Metabolism 44
M Fruit Walls Beverages, Fruits, Sugars 1
superGrover Meals: Milk Or Fruit First? Ask For Help or Advice 6
S Candy Sugar Vs Fruit Sugar Diet 6
T Abscisic Acid - Fruit Ripening Agent, Hypothalamic Regulator In Animals, Anti-cancer Agent Scientific Studies 13
schultz Fruit Peel Extracts, Thyroid And LPO Scientific Studies 3
D Citrus Fruit Causes Sunburn And Increased Melanoma Risk? Diet 9

Similar threads