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Fruitarian ethics, history, worldview and ideas - theoretical and cultural aspects of fruitarianism, fruitarian lifestyle and diet.
Fruitarianism - a quest for optimal ethical ways to live and healthy diets based on fruits and seeds.
Fruitarian system of philosophical thought, the theoretical basis of fruitarianism, rational arguments for and against it, critical discussion, general presentation and definitions.
The way in which fruitarians live: practical ethical choices, environmentally-friendly and healthy behavior, fruitarian ways of daily living, forming relationships, and being active in societies.
Fruitarian diet, based on fruits and seeds of plants, with other additions.
Interesting people answer fruitarian questions.
Discussions, responses and commentary, answers.
Personal philosophy, lifestyle and diet of the author of the site, a long-term fruitarian vegan Lena.
Short knowledge summaries, facts and citations, related to fruitarianism from scientific internet publications, mass media and other seemingly credible online sources, with links.
If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound?
Carotenoids are a class of more than 750 pigments synthesized by plants, algae, and photosynthetic bacteria. These richly colored molecules are the sources of the yellow, orange, and red colors of many plants. Fruit and vegetables provide most of the 40 to 50 carotenoid phytonutrients found in the human diet.
The most common carotenoids in North American diets are α-carotene, β-carotene, β-cryptoxanthin, lutein, zeaxanthin, and lycopene.
Provitamin A carotenoids - α-carotene, β-carotene, and β-cryptoxanthin - can be converted by the body to retinol (vitamin A), but not lutein, zeaxanthin, and lycopene.
Dietary lutein and zeaxanthin help maintain optimal visual function - they absorb damaging blue light that enters the eye.
The results of observational studies suggest that diets high in carotenoid-rich fruit and vegetables are associated with reduced risks of cardiovascular disease and some cancers. But high-dose β-carotene supplements did not.