For fruitarian and endurance athlete Michael Arnstein, his 15-mile commute to work isn’t by car, bus or train.
Instead, he runs to the office, jogging through residential neighborhoods and eventually New York’s Central Park, pausing only to enjoy fruit along the way.
Before his run, he may enjoy a breakfast of approximately 15 oranges. By the end of the day, he’s consumed about 6,000 calories, having eaten “nothing but raw fruits and vegetables, primarily fruits.”
Thanks to his raw food lifestyle, Arnstein says he feels “almost superhuman,” benefiting from everything from improved running time to better vision.
Turning to raw foods when nothing else worked
“I tried all the things in the vitamin shops,” says Arnstein in an interview with CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta. “I’ve tried all the supplements and I’ve tried protein diets, I’ve tried everything.” He adds that eating nothing but raw foods and vegetables “has absolutely transformed [me] as a person.”
With four refrigerators in his house and shopping trips at warehouses, he says, “I eat a lot, as most animals in nature do.” Yet his healthful choices and exercise regimen keep his weight in check.
He prides himself on the fact that he has a mere 3-5% of body fat and that he had the seventh fastest 100-mile time ever as an American.