All about fruitarianism with a long-term fruitarian, Lena

Fruitarian foods high in amino acid phenylalanine, per 100 g (~1/5 lb): 

  • Spirulina, dried - 2777 mg 
  • Soybeans - 2122 mg 
  • Pumpkin or squash seeds - 1642 mg 
  • Peanuts - 1427 mg 
  • Kidney beans - 1370 mg 
  • Lentils, sprouted - 442 mg 
  • Avocados - 260 mg
  • Raisins - 140 mg 
  • Grapefruit - 53mg 

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Enterotypes and Microflora

An enterotype is a classification of living organisms based on its bacteriological ecosystem in the gut microbiome. Humans can be roughly divided into three enterotypes depending on which genus of bacteria dominates their gut: Bacteroides, Ruminococcus, or Prevotella. 

  • People who eat a lot of meat and saturated fat tended to have more Bacteroides in their flora
  • Ruminococcus prevailed in people who consumed lots of alcohol and polyunsaturated fats. 
  • Prevotella favored a diet rich in carbohydrates.

Long-term diet is strongly associated with the gut microbiome composition. If switching gut enterotype is possible, it may take a long-term dietary intervention. 

Chimpanzees have enterotypes that are compositionally analogous to those found in humans. 

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