Welcome to Fruitarians.net!
Hi, thank you for checking out Fruitarians.net! My name is Lena, I am also known as Fruitarian Lena. I am a long-term vegan fruitarian, the founder of the site (the former International Fruitarian Network) - my attempt to provide an independent an inviting platform for all people to tell about their ethical lifestyle choices, and to participate in the civil public debate.
If you are interested in realistic approach to fruitarianism and veganism, in ethical and environmental changes we can make, and in attracting people to an open conversation about these topics beyond looks and fitness, please help me to to develop Fruitarians.net with new ideas andto join the conversation in public videos. My plans for the future of this site are summarized in this public letter to past and future participants and supporters.
Hi, my real name is Lena, I founded this site Fruitarians.net in 2010 as an international fruitarian community.
Fruitarianism for me is a quest for optimal ethical ways to live and for all good diets based on fruits and seeds.
I am a long term vegan-fruitarian, who radically changed her lifestyle as a teenager, at 18, and maintained and adjusted it during two following decades. I doubted fruitarianism, but my fruitarian position remains surprisingly strong. This a short version of my fruitarian story.
I am working on a long list of questions to interview interesting people about their
- ethical position and worldview,
- position towards fruitarianism and veganism,
- diet and lifestyle choices,
- personal stories.
The questions will be posted here in a week or two. Please, let me know in the comments below this article if you want to participate or have a good question I could ask.
I was adjusting my definition of fruitarianism for 20 years, periodically changing it after reflecting on what I learned and experienced. You can read it on the top of the page, and the current version is this: Fruitarianism - a quest for optimal ethical ways to live and diets based on fruits and seeds.
This is the line I just attempted to add to the definition of fruitarianism on the Wikipedia page:
"Fruitarianism can also be viewed as a set of ethical values, including respecting lives of plants, and their implementation in lifestyle."
Wiki is the most popular resource online, and the article dedicated to fruitarianism requires some explanation for most people who are new to the term. In this article, I will also give my personal perspective of a practicing skeptic fruitarian.
Fruitarian diet consists primarily of fruits and seeds in the botanical sense.
Examples of fruitarian meals:
- a melon, followed by a bunch of green peas after a while,
- several large pieces of fruits and a handful of nuts,
- a non-sweet fruit salad.
Lifestyle and ethics: fruitarianism.
Let me tell you how I make a basic non-sweet fruitarian salad, step by step, with 12 pictures.
This is a very simple recipe. Making this tomato-based salad, you can skip any ingredient, according to your preferences or mood, and still have a decent fairly healthy basic fruitarian or frugan meal. It takes less than 10 minutes to make it if you already have tomatoes and some avocadoes, chips, or greens. The dishes are easy to wash afterwards.
The ingredients you can usually get in any grocery store, in any season. People who have no interest in following any special diet can enjoy this salad too, as well as all vegetarians - it is vegan.
George Bernard Shaw
The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that's the essence of inhumanity.
Many of us rely on media that publish scientific research to adjust our nutrition. Here is something to remember, when evaluating it.
Spotting Bad Science by a chemistry teacher from UK, Andy Brunning - 12 points to help you separate the science from the pseudoscience:
1. SENSATIONALISED HEADLINES
2. MISINTERPRETED RESULTS
3. CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
4. CORRELATION & CAUSATION
5. UNSUPPORTED CONCLUSIONS
6. PROBLEMS WITH SAMPLE SIZE
7. UNREPRESENTATIVE SAMPLES USED
8. NO CONTROL GROUP USED
9. NO BLIND TESTING USED
10. SELECTIVE REPORTING OF DATA
11. UNREPLICABLE RESULTS
12. NON-PEER REVIEWED MATERIAL
A forest is a large area dominated by trees. Forests are the dominant terrestrial ecosystem of Earth, cover approximately 30% of the world's land, and contain 80% of the plant biomass.