All about fruitarianism with a long-term fruitarian, Lena

Many of us rely on media that publish scientific research to adjust our nutrition. Here is something to remember, when evaluating it.

Spotting Bad Science by a chemistry teacher from UK, Andy Brunning - 12 points to help you separate the science from the pseudoscience:
1. SENSATIONALISED HEADLINES
2. MISINTERPRETED RESULTS
3. CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
4. CORRELATION & CAUSATION
5. UNSUPPORTED CONCLUSIONS
6. PROBLEMS WITH SAMPLE SIZE
7. UNREPRESENTATIVE SAMPLES USED
8. NO CONTROL GROUP USED
9. NO BLIND TESTING USED
10. SELECTIVE REPORTING OF DATA
11. UNREPLICABLE RESULTS
12. NON-PEER REVIEWED MATERIAL

Spotting Bad Science
Spotting Bad Science

Benjamin Franklin

My refusing to eat flesh occasioned an inconveniency, and I was frequently chided for my singularity, but, with this lighter repast, I made the greater progress, for greater clearness of head and quicker comprehension. Flesh eating is unprovoked murder.

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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