All about fruitarianism with a long-term fruitarian, Lena

Lena's Fruitarian Life

Lena's Life. See Lena - Life (blog, vlog).

  • First Swim in a University Pool

    First Swim in a University Pool

    This Summer I was swimming in the ocean as usual, and also in a bay a few times, but today I went to a University pool (UCSD) not far from here.

    Wow, that was so great: I could concentrate on swimming itself, rhythm and pleasure of

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  • Tired and Happy - 20 Years Vegetarian

    On this gray Sunday, April 14 2013, I like to celebrate my 20-year strict high fruit vegetarianism. I switched some time in the beginning of March 1993 (do not remember the exact date, my notebooks were destroyed), but by now, on  it must be well over 20 years.

  • Routs for Swimming in Pacific Ocean

    Wetsuit, for swimming

    I like to swim in open waters. In Europe I did it mostly in seas or lakes, and here in California I risk to go into the Ocean. 

    My 10-years older cousin and his friend had thrown me into deeper waters in a warm see the Summer I just turned 5, I made it back and loved swimming ever

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  • Swimming in the Pacific Ocean 3.5K

    Swimming in the Pacific Ocean 3.5K

    Today I did one of my longest swims in open waters: over 3.5 km (3.5K), not counting curves, waves, zigzag swimming to avoid kelp, kayakers, fishermen, birds, and even one big seal.

    This is my 3rd consecutive day swimming in the ocean,

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Franz Kafka

Now I can look at you in peace; I don't eat you any more.

All Known Essential Vitamins

Vitamins are a group of substances that are needed for normal cell function, growth, and development. There are 13 essential vitamins:

  • Vitamin A (retinol, retinal, 4 carotenoids)
  • Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)
  • Vitamin D (D3 - Cholecalciferol, D2 - Ergocalciferol)
  • Vitamin E (tocopherols, tocotrienols)
  • Vitamin K (phylloquinone, menaquinones)
  • Vitamin B1 (thiamine)
  • Vitamin B2 (riboflavin)
  • Vitamin B3 (niacin)
  • Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid)
  • Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine, pyridoxal, pyridoxamine)
  • Vitamin B7 (biotin)
  • Vitamin B9 (folic acid)
  • Vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin)

Fat-soluble vitamins are stored in the body's fatty tissue: vitamins A, D, E, K

Water-soluble vitamins - the body must use almost all water-soluble vitamins right away - vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9 and C.
Vitamin B12 is the only water-soluble vitamin that can be stored in the liver for many years.

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