All about fruitarianism with a long-term fruitarian, Lena

Suddenly, my time on one swimmer's mile (66 short laps/lengths of this open air pool) has improved by 3 minutes! After making that 6 km swim I went back to 1.5 km a day to the same time as before: around 45 minutes, and today it was under 42!

Additionally, for the first time I made a couple of lengths (25 yards) in 34 seconds, my best time before was 36. Additionally, I had several 35-s in a row. 

No idea why. I did not sleep well for two last nights because of the troubles in my private life, and the last night I slept on a rather soft surface, not on my usual double yoga mat, and my back was aching.

On the other hand, my style gets better, effortlessly (still breaststroke).

Also, it was the first time in a long while when I ate something before a long distance exercise (swim or run): 2 hours before arriving at the pool today I had a glass of a fresh blood orange juice and a few pieces of dark raw vegan chocolate. Maybe it gave me additional energy, because normally my last meal is 10-26 hours before my training start, and most often lately it was around 20 hours. There is a downside to eating short before a training session, I afraid: I had a slight discomfort on my right side by the end, and I remember I happened before when I ran for an hour or two soon after a meal.

But in general, I am glad now, wish you the same!

PS: Several times in my mind I thanked a girl named Savannah or Paloma (or similar beautiful name) who works in the "Swim West" store in Encinitas for an excellent piece of advice: to pre-wet hair before the pool! Even with my new silicone swim cup designed for long hair it gets soaked in chlorinated water and even after repeated washes I still smell it later, not any more! Thank you! 

Simone Weil

Imaginary good is boring; real good is always new, marvelous, intoxicating.

Fructose, Glucose, Sucrose - Sugars in Plant Foods

  • Fructose and glucose are simple sugars, monosaccharides, with the general formula C6H12O6
    • Fructose, or fruit sugar, occurs naturally in fruits, some root vegetables, cane sugar and honey and is the sweetest of the sugars. 
    • Glucose, dextrose or grape sugar, occurs naturally in fruits and plant juices and is the primary product of photosynthesis. Most ingested carbohydrates are converted into glucose during digestion and it is the form of sugar that is transported around the bodies of animals in the bloodstream. 
  • Sucrose is a compound sugar, disaccharide, with the general formula C12H22O11
    Sucrose is found in the stems of sugarcane and roots of sugar beet. It also occurs naturally alongside fructose and glucose in other plants, in particular fruits and some roots (carrots). A molecule of sucrose is formed by the combination of a molecule of glucose with a molecule of fructose, and it is split into these parts during digestion.

The different proportions of sugars found in plant foods determines their sweetness

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