All about fruitarianism with a long-term fruitarian, Lena

Because the system for disposal of excess nitrogen is efficient, protein intakes moderately above requirement are believed to be safe.

Brenner et al. (1982) postulated that excess protein intake accelerates the processes that lead to renal glomerular sclerosis, a common phenomenon of aging. There is supportive evidence from studies in animals, but not in humans on this point. Urinary calcium excretion increases with increased protein intake if phosphorus intake is constant. If phosphorus intake increases with protein intake, as it does in U.S. diets, the effect of protein is minimized.

Habitual intakes of protein in the United States are substantially above the requirement, and although there is no firm evidence that these intake levels are harmful, it has been deemed prudent to maintain an upper bound of no more than twice the RDA for protein.

New Comments

  • Dear Lena, I am so impressed by your goals. Please let me know how I can help. If I have read the ...

    Read more...

     
  • Thank you! I prefer breaststroke for many reasons. I wish I had a lake to swim :)

    Read more...

     
  • Damn - You did 6K !!! That's huge. I could turn you into a 10K lake swimmer ! :-)

    Read more...

     
  • Hey, saw your lap-swimming page for the first time! A 1650 is a good distance for a non-competitive swimmer!

    Read more...

     
  • Hi Lena, I respect that we all have a different opinion on the definition of the word fruitarian ...

    Read more...

     
  • 30 year fruitarian, overcame mucho health problem. Eat like a gorilla and kick butt!! Everyone ...

    Read more...

Aristotle

I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies, for the hardest victory is over self.

Fruitarians.net Apple