Breatharianism is considered highly dangerous. Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 Dennis Yang
Camila Castello and Akahi Ricardo claim to eat only a tiny amount of food and say they never feel hungry.
Widely regarded to be a dangerous practice that has resulted in several deaths over the years, breatharianism centers on the belief that it is possible to live on energy and sunlight instead of conventional foods, an idea that remains highly controversial and scientifically unproven.
According to Castello and Ricardo, who live between California and Ecuador, the couple eats only three times a week and when they do eat, their meals consist of a piece of fruit or a bowl of broth.
The majority of their sustenance, they claim, comes from the "energy that exists in the universe and in themselves", something that they also refer to as "cosmic nourishment."
"Humans can easily be without food, as long as they are the connected to the energy that exists in all things and through breathing," said Castello. "For 3 years, Akahi and I didn't eat anything at all and now we only eat occasionally like if we're in a social situation or if I simply want to taste a fruit."
Health experts meanwhile have dismissed the couple's claims as dangerous on the basis that there are already a significant number of people out there suffering from eating disorders.
The human body needs food to survive and a balanced daily diet is essential to stay healthy.
Suffice to say this is something that you should definitely not be trying at home.
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