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.

Erich Fromm

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Vitamin A

Retinoids retinol, retinal, and retinoic acid - 3 active forms of vitamin A - "preformed" vitamin A.

Beta carotene can easily be converted to vitamin A by the human body. 

Large amounts of supplemental vitamin A (but not beta carotene) can be harmful to bones.

Vitamin A keeps tissues and skin healthy, plays an important role in bone growth. Diets rich in the carotenoids alpha carotene and lycopene seem to lower lung cancer risk. Carotenoids act as antioxidants. Foods rich in the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin may protect against cataracts. Essential for vision lycopene may lower prostate cancer risk.

Recommended daily amount: 700 mcg - 900 mcg or 3 mg - 6 mg beta-carotene (~ 1 cup of raw cantaloupe or sweet red peppers, or 2 mangoes, or 1/5 of one baked sweet potato). 

Because the body converts all dietary sources of vitamin A into retinol, 1 mcg of physiologically available retinol is equivalent to the following amounts from dietary sources: 1 mcg of retinol, 12 mcg of beta-carotene, and 24 mcg of alpha-carotene or beta-cryptoxanthin. From dietary supplements, the body converts 2 mcg of beta-carotene to 1 mcg of retinol.

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