All about fruitarianism with a long-term fruitarian, Lena


Ovo-vegetarian diet includes eggs but not dairy products and meat.

Fruitarian Pink Panther 24 October 2016
Fruitarian Diet 14 July 2017
Vegan Diet 16 October 2016
Veganism 19 October 2016
Meat Diet and Global Warming 06 July 2017
Vegan Diet Can Lower Risk of Cancer 14 October 2016
Do Fruitarians Eat Only Sweet Fruits? 14 July 2017
American Dietetic Association on Vegetarian Diets 05 December 2016
Plant-Based for Longevity and Against Global Warming 19 October 2016
Vegans in Britain Tripled in Ten Years 19 October 2016

Charles Darwin

There is no fundamental difference between man and the higher animals in their mental faculties . . . The lower animals, like man, manifestly feel pleasure and pain, happiness, and misery.

Vitamin A

Retinoids retinol, retinal, and retinoic acid - 3 active forms of vitamin A - "preformed" vitamin A.

Beta carotene can easily be converted to vitamin A by the human body. 

Large amounts of supplemental vitamin A (but not beta carotene) can be harmful to bones.

Vitamin A keeps tissues and skin healthy, plays an important role in bone growth. Diets rich in the carotenoids alpha carotene and lycopene seem to lower lung cancer risk. Carotenoids act as antioxidants. Foods rich in the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin may protect against cataracts. Essential for vision lycopene may lower prostate cancer risk.

Recommended daily amount: 700 mcg - 900 mcg or 3 mg - 6 mg beta-carotene (~ 1 cup of raw cantaloupe or sweet red peppers, or 2 mangoes, or 1/5 of one baked sweet potato). 

Because the body converts all dietary sources of vitamin A into retinol, 1 mcg of physiologically available retinol is equivalent to the following amounts from dietary sources: 1 mcg of retinol, 12 mcg of beta-carotene, and 24 mcg of alpha-carotene or beta-cryptoxanthin. From dietary supplements, the body converts 2 mcg of beta-carotene to 1 mcg of retinol. Apple