Fruit fasting

A healthy and vitamin-rich detox

Healthy body cleanse with fruit fasting

Perhaps you would like to do something really good for your health with a fast, but you don't yet know which fasting method is right for you? Fruit fasting is the perfect way for first time fasters to get started or those who don’t want to dive right into a pure liquid fast such as juice fasting or Buchinger therapeutic fasting.

Here you can find out exactly what is meant by fruit fasting, what advantages this fasting method offers and how it differs from others. We’ll also show you our most beautiful fasting hotels so that you can choose your favorite for your next health holiday.

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What exactly is the fruit fast diet?

Fruit fasting is a natural healing method that intensively cleanses the body. With this modified form of fasting you do not have to give up solid food, but rather concentrate on certain foods instead. You can enjoy three to five portions of fruit, (lightly steamed) vegetables and nuts per day. In addition, freshly squeezed juices, tea and carbonated and non-carbonated water are allowed. Your body will thank you, because the purification and Detox will alleviate the strain on the organs and support the regeneration and recovery of the body. Fasting with fruit also regulates the pH balance, hormone and antibody production, stimulates the metabolism and strengthens the immune system.



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Benefits of fruit fasting

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Fruits contain not only many vitamins, but also minerals, fiber and enzymes with which you can replenish your supply of vital substances. The enzymes also have a stimulating and strengthening effect on the liver. In combination with the high water content of the fruits, which contributes to the cleansing of the intestines, they stimulate elimination, detoxification and purification.

The fructose in the fasting fruit and vegetables provides you with sufficient energy during fruit fasting so that you will feel fit and vital despite reduced food consumption. Some people don’t even feel light-headed or unwell during this type of fast.



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Strengthening the body and mind

Fruit fasting not only strengthens the immune system, but also your self-confidence: you train your self-discipline and you will notice that you can endure a day or even a week of fasting.

In addition, your craving for sweet and unhealthy food will subside and you will not experience a fasting crisis.

Lasting motivation

In addition to all these benefits to health and mind, fasting with fruit also looks and tastes great so that motivation can be maintained for longer periods. The sheer variety of fasting fruit and vegetables will help you look forward to your next meal.

It is therefore a great alternative to pure liquid fasting, which many people find too difficult to keep up.


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Easily integrated into your daily routine

If you don't want to do a whole fasting week, fasting with fruit is also suitable for specific detox days, which can be easily integrated into your week.

Similar to the 5:2 intermittent fasting method, you then eat a normal, balanced diet for 5 or 6 days and only fasting fruit and vegetables for on the remaining days.

Types of fruit fasting

Fasting and hiking

Fruit fasting can be combined perfectly with exercise, for example hiking, and thus becomes the ideal fitness holiday. Outdoor exercise improves your mood, reduces stress and strengthens the immune system. Increased breathing improves oxygen intake, stimulates your metabolism and activates your body's self-healing powers as well as your circulation. High blood pressure, blood lipid and cholesterol levels can return to normal while the muscles are trained. During a fasting week with fruit and hiking, your performance even increases and you may be able to lose some weight.



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Mono fruit fasting

In mono fruit fasting, you should try to go for cleansing fruits such as apples, grapefruit, grapes and melons. For the duration of the fasting period, you then eat only the fruit of your choice, for example, only apples or only grapes. Again, you should be careful not to overeat, but to limit the amount to, for example, 3-4 apples a day or 1-2 oranges per meal. This fasting method is very easy to do because it requires little or no preparation.

Fasting with a variety of fruits

Instead of just one fruit, you can also choose the multi-fruit variant for fruit fasting. Here you can choose your favorites from a wide selection of fruits for fasting. Of course, the fruits that cleanse well (citrus fruits, apples, grapes) are highly recommended. There are also a few things to consider with this form of fruit fasting: Since not all fruit combinations can be digested well, you should, for example, eat melons as well as citrus fruits separately and also keep the combinations of other sour and sweet fruits to a minimum. In order to avoid overeating, you should also limit the amount of fruit from the very beginning and eat slowly, so that you can consciously sense the feeling of satiety and not continue eating beyond that.



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Fruit fast diet for weight loss

Although weight loss is not the primary goal of a fruit cleanse, it is a welcome side effect. As you become more consciously aware of your eating habits and exchanging meals for light and nutrient rich fasting fruit and vegetables, you’re bound to shed a couple of pounds. Weight loss results vary on how rigorous your fruit fast is and could yoyo back if you don’t maintain a balanced and healthy diet after fasting. 

Suitable and unsuitable fruits for fasting

Fruit and vegetables with a high water, vitamin and enzyme content are particularly suitable and effectively promote the cleansing of the body. These include melons, oranges and grapes. Apples, lemons, mangoes, pineapples and papayas are also popular. Suitable vegetables that grow above ground are peppers, courgette and tomatoes.

Bananas are also allowed and have the advantage of being filling and energising, which can help you to stick to your treatment for longer and also to do sports. However, because of their starch content, bananas are not considered to be quite as cleansing as the other fruits.

Preserved fruit is completely unsuitable as it contains far too much sugar!

Fruit fasting in a hotel

Why not combine your next holiday with a fruit fast! This way you can concentrate on yourself and your health far away from everyday life, meet like-minded people and get support and guidance from experienced fasting counselors or medical staff on site. In the beautiful surroundings of our fasting hotels you can enjoy the fresh air during a walk and improve the effect of your fast. Our fasting programmes are rounded off with exercise and relaxation programmes as well as beneficial wellness treatments, for example detoxifying massages or wraps. Many hotels will also give you a plan or tips for at home at the end of your stay.

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Similar fasting methods

Juice cleanse

During a juice cleanse you also fast with fruit and vegetables, but this time in liquid form. The colourful fruit and vegetable juices or smoothies effectively cleanse the body and strengthen the immune system, so that you will feel more vital and fitter after just a few days.

This fasting method is more suitable for shorter periods, for example one or two days a week or up to one week.

Learn more about the juice cleanse here.






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Alkaline diet

In addition to fruit (including dried fruit), other alkaline-forming foods are permitted during alkaline fasting, for example vegetables (even potatoes), herbs, salad, nuts and cold-pressed oils. This means that you can eat plenty of natural, plant-based and unprocessed products. The body is supplied with all the important nutrients during the varied one to two-week treatment. You will notice that your sense of wellbeing will quickly improve.

Learn more about alkaline fasting here.

Intermittent fasting

Intermittent fasting is just as light and long lasting as fruit fasting. Here, it is not the choice of food that is limited, but the hours during which you may eat. You can choose from various methods with different fasting periods to find the one that suits you and your daily or weekly schedule best. In this way, this form of fasting can be easily integrated into your daily routine and can be maintained over a longer period of time.

Learn more about intermittent fasting here.



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Schroth method

The Schroth method is based on four pillars: vegetarian, low-fat, low-salt and low-protein food, Schroth packs, alternating drinking and dry days, and a balance of exercise and rest. With this natural healing method, the body is detoxified and purified and its self-healing powers are activated. A Schroth method normally lasts 7 days, but it can also be carried out over a longer period of time with appropriate professional care.

Learn more about the Schroth method here.

FAQ – Fruit fasting

How long should I maintain the fruit fast?

It is recommended, especially for beginners, not to exceed a period of one week. Advanced fasters should also not fast with fruit for longer than 3 weeks, as it is then no longer guaranteed that the body is still supplied with all important nutrients.

How much can I eat when fasting with fruit?

About 1 kg of fruit and vegetables are distributed over 3 to 5 meals during the day. It is recommended to eat the vegetables in the evening.

How do I fast correctly with fruit?

With fruit fasting you replace your usual meals with fruit and vegetables. The fruits should contain as much water, vitamins and enzymes as possible, such as grapes, oranges and melons. The high water content promotes the purification of the body and the intestines are cleaned of food residues.
Certain juices or Glauber's salts can be used to further support elimination. Light exercise, relaxation exercises and massages also promote purification and detoxification.
Smoking, alcohol and coffee are not allowed.

For whom is fruit fasting suitable?

As fruit fasting is a modified form of fasting, during which you are allowed to eat solid food, it is particularly suitable for those who do not want to or are not allowed to do a pure liquid fast. Thanks to the fruit meals, this method of fasting can be maintained longer and also ensures that the usual daily routine can be maintained.

Can I lose weight during fruit fasting?

You can lose a few kilos with fruit fasting, but you must make sure that you continue to eat healthy and balanced food after the fast to maintain the success. Of course, it also depends on which and how many fruits you eat.

What are the contraindications for fruit fasting?

Like other fasting methods, fruit fasting is not suitable for everyone. Therefore, please talk to your doctor before you start fasting. This applies in particular to the following pre-existing conditions and contraindications:

  • Food intolerances
  • Allergies
  • Fructose intolerance

In addition, there are other general contraindications to fasting, for example:

  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Eating disorders and underweight
  • Serious diseases such as tuberculosis, hepatitis, cancer, etc.
  • Depression and other mental disorders
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding

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