While most fruit is considered to be healthy and nutritious, a diet that almost solely relies on fruits will be deficient in nutrients, including protein, iron, calcium, vitamin B (including vitamin B12) and D, zinc and omega-3 fatty acids. Deficiency in these nutrients can cause rickets and osteomalacia (a softening of the bones), anaemia and issues with bones, muscles and skin. Put simply, fruit does not contain all the nutrients the body needs. Plant-based diets have become increasingly popular in recent years, both for health and ethical reasons. One extreme form of a plant-based diet is “fruitarianism”, a diet based largely on the consumption of raw fruit. How much fruits intake is excess ?