All about fruitarianism with a long-term fruitarian, Lena

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List of all article categories on Fruitarian's Network - outline with descriptions.


Article Categories

  • Data (176)

    • Concise knowledge summaries of research related to fruitarianism,
    • summaries and reports about results derived by scientific method,
    • short aggregated definitions and overviews,
    • citations related to fruitarianism,
    • expert opinions, 

    - from scientific internet publications, mass media and other seemingly credible online sources, with links.

    Sources: 

    • Primary sources, like governmental agencies documents and research results published in peer reviewed journals; 
    • Secondary sources, like scholarly articles and expert reviews;
    • Tertiary sources, like encyclopedias, dictionaries, and textbooks.
    • Definitions (54)

      Aggregated definitions of terms used on Fruitarian's Network. A definition is a statement of the meaning of a term - a word, a phrase, or a set of other symbols.

    • Quotations (43)

      Relevant quotes - statements and thoughts relevant to fruitarianism by various people.

  • Fruitarianism (1)

    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 Ethics (1)

      Fruitarian Ethics - moral principles that govern a fruitarians' behavior - fruitarian moral code, fruitarian values and value system, ideals, fruitarian standards of behavior, fruitarian virtues and conscience.

      • Fruitarian History (2)

        Historical topics related to fruitarianism, past fruitarian events, fruitarian affairs.

      • Fruitarian Future (1)

        Visions and possibilities of fruitarian future, higher fruit consumption by humans, environmental protection, reduction of suffering.

    • Fruitarian Lifestyle (0)

      Fruitarian lifestyle, 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. Fruitarianism

      • Frugal Fruitarianism (0)

        Ways to live a good fruitarian life, optimizing your resources - examples and tips.

      • Fruitarian Frustration (0)

        Difficulties in fruitarian practice, annoyances, limitations, problems of fruitarian life, irritations, disappointments, dissatisfaction and the ways to deal with them and resolve fruitarian issues.

    • Fruitarian Diet (6)

      Fruitarian Diet is based on fruits and seeds. See also Fruitarian (in Data).

      • Fruits and Seeds (0)

        Seeds and fruits are dispersal units (diaspores) of primarily plant organisms - the parts that plants produce to be separated.

        Most fruitarians see both fruits and seeds as an ethical and good source of nutrition.

      • Fruitarian Meals (3)

        Fruitarian meals, recipes, menus, meal plans.

  • Fruitarians and Friends (1)

    Fruitarian community: practicing fruitarians, members and supporters of the fruitarian network, friends and critics.

    • Fruitarian Stories and Thoughts (2)

      Stories about fruitarian experiences and observations.

    • Fruitarian Interviews (6)

      Interesting and remarkable people answer fruitarian questions

      • Special Guests (0)

        Fruitarian interview questions answered by valuable guests of the site and public personalities.

      • Member Answers (0)

        This category of articles on fruitarian topics is reserved for publications by members in a special Interviewee group, answering the questionnaire by Fruitarian Lena.

        If you want to be one of them, please register and leave me a note about your wishes in the comments to this article or by email, and after I have a chance to grant you the permissions, you can submit their answers for publishing.

  • Network (1)

    Notes on the site development, about fruitarian community, events, updates, plans, questions, etc.

  • Responses (20)

    Responses, discussions, commentary, answers, reviews

    • Commentary and Reviews (2)

      Commentary on relevant to fruitarianism publications, events and products, reviews of books, films, channels, sites and ideas of public personas from fruitarian perspective . 

    • Dialogues and Answers (2)

      Fruitarian dialogues, answers to questions related to fruitarianism.

  • Lena (9)

    Personal philosophy, lifestyle and diet of the author of this fruitarian site, a long-term vegan fruitarian Lena.

    • Blog (30)

      Personal blog of Fruitarian Lena - fruitarian life in text and photographs.

    • Vlog (31)

      Lifestyle vlogs - videos and short films - by Lena, a vegan fruitarian European in California

Richard Dawkins

I'd like everybody to be a vegetarian... In 100 or 200 years time, we may look back on the way we treated animals today as something like we today look back on the way our forefathers treated slaves.

Food Energy

Food energy is chemical energy that animals derive from their food and molecular oxygen through the process of cellular respiration. Humans and other animals need a minimum intake of food energy to sustain their metabolism and to drive their muscles.

Organisms derive food energy from carbohydrates, fats and proteins as well as from organic acids, polyols, and ethanol present in the diet. Some diet components that provide little or no food energy, such as water, minerals, vitamins, cholesterol, and fiber, may still be necessary to health and survival for other reasons. 

Using the International System of Units, researchers measure energy in joules (J) or in its multiples; the kilojoule (kJ) is most often used for food-related quantities. An older metric system unit of energy, still widely used in food-related contexts, is the "food calorie" or kilocalorie (kcal or Cal), equal to 4.184 kilojoules. 

<>Fats and ethanol have the greatest amount of food energy per mass, 37 and 29 kJ/g (8.8 and 6.9 kcal/g), respectively. Proteins and most carbohydrates have about 17 kJ/g (4.1 kcal/g). 

Conventional food energy is based on heats of combustion in a bomb calorimeter and corrections that take into consideration the efficiency of digestion and absorption and the production of urine. 

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