All about fruitarianism with a long-term fruitarian, Lena

My app informed me once again that I made two marathons this month of 2016 - accumulated, of course :-) - 84K this December.

Today at around 9 am, I finished another 10K, with 82 meters elevation gain, burning 460 calories. It was a cold morning, I didn't want to stop moving in order to film a vlog.

I stopped twice though. The first time after the first kilometer to jump and to make some exercises, including grand battement. The second time after the 8th, to stretch and relax.

I try to run once or twice a week, but if I have an opportunity, I allow myself to run 3-4 times, and if I want more, I go for a long walk, combining it either with listening audio books, or to gather some B-roll footage or photographs with a camera.

I borrow the books through another app in a local library, and usually manage to find good titles in the nonfiction section, preferably on business or investment.

For many years I used to listen to music on my runs, but now I reserve my best playlists for dancing and other exercises.

I added a few recent scenes from my life to the visuals of the today's run and put together this 27th vlog.

My next week will be quite busy, so this might be a good chance for me to wish you a happy switch to the new year.

Leo Tolstoy

A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite. And to act so is immoral. 

Carotenoids

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

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