All about fruitarianism with a long-term fruitarian, Lena

Prevalence of vitamin B12 deficient Korean centenarians on the traditional semi-vegetarian was not higher compared with those from Western nations with animal-oriented foods. Screening of vitamin B12 contents has revealed that some traditional soybean-fermented foods, such as Doenjang and Chunggukjang, also Gochujang, Ganjang (soy sauce), cabbage Kimchi, and seaweeds (laver , sea lettuce, sea tangle, sea mustard contain considerable amounts of vitamin B12. Soybeans (steamed) and tofu do not contain B12. 

Laver, dried, seasoned & toasted - 55 -71 mcg in 100 g dry weight

Sea lettuce, raw  -  85 mcg in 100 g dry weight

Pythagoras

As long as Man continues to be the ruthless destroyer of lower living beings, he will never know health or peace.

Phenylalanine

Phenylalanine is an essential amino acid.

Provided by diet, phenylalanine can be converted into another amino acid, tyrosine, in the body. Tyrosine is used to synthesize two key neurotransmitters that promote alertness: dopamine and norepinephrine. 

It has 3 forms:

  • D-phenylalanine;
  • L-phenylalanine - most common, the form in which phenylalanine is incorporated into the body’s proteins;
  • DL-phenylalanine.

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