All about fruitarianism with a long-term fruitarian, Lena

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Fruitarian notes, ideas, thoughts, and observations related to Fruitarianism.

  • Mind Map for Fruitarians.net

    Fruitarians.net Mindmap by Fruitarian Lena

    To be updated. Version 3.

  • 8 Limbs of Yoga

    A girl from the Ancient Egypt in Chakrasana

    I started studying Yoga when I was 17 with Patanjali Yoga Sutras in various translations, and then read tons of book on various traditions in Yoga (Hatha, Pranayama, Kundalini, etc). First, I would like to present to you my personal compact version / interpretation of the 8 limbs of Yoga योग.

    Yoga Sutras are based on atheistic philosophy Samkhya, an orthodox (Astika) and atheistic hindu system of dualism.

  • Is High Fruit Raw Vegan Diet the Key to Vitality and Health?

    I was asked this question by a very nice person. The first version of the question was (with a few additional details):

    ...do you think high fruit raw vegan diet is optimal for health?...I honestly sense i am not going the right way, as I am not "glowing" on this lifestyle. Would love your perspective.

    The final version of the question was:

    ...is this diet key to vitality and health, aside of course relationships, state of mind and etc.

    In this semi-spontaneous response I did not touch on a few important aspects of the issue because the subject was a bit too broad and complex to give an comprehensive and definitive short answer. I also did not know almost anything about this person experience with this diet. The video is ~ 30 minutes long:

  • To Claire Michelle: Abundance, Trusting Universe, Law of Attraction, Travel, Love, Trust

    Even love is not an "unlimited resource," and fresh ripe fruit are certainly not.

  • One-Day Fruit Diet

    Consulting nutritionist and clinical dietitian in India, Pooja Makhija, on fruitarian diet:

  • Seeds in Fruitarian Diet?

    Some fruitarians maintain that fruitarian diet should include only fruit flesh, which usually surrounds seeds of the common fruits. They insist on nver including seeds, because eating them would mean the same as destroying plants (or their "babies").

    I must disagree

    1. First, seeds are not developed organisms. The main premise of fruitarianism is that complex organisms as plants deserve our ethical consideration, and most seeds are just dormant plant matter: it would be highly impractical and even immoral to treat them as individuals. 
    2. Second, they are produced by plants in excess, not all require to go through our digestive system, and only few can develop into organisms due to shortage of resources on this planet.
    3. Third, fruitarianism is about fruits is botanical sense, not culinary or common.
  • 55 Questions from Fruitarian

    For the Fruitarian Interviews project, I have composed 55 questions in 5 sections: Introduction (10), Ethics (30), Lifestyle (5), Diet (5), Conclusions (5). Most of them are ethical questions, not the ethical dilemmas though - I tend to find those a bit too artificial and restrictive. Some questions are hard (for me anyway), sorry for that.

    My goal is to gather answers to the same questions from various interesting people, so we all could learn about different perspectives on these topics and gather ideas for our own development and an open discussion.

    If you want to participate, please send me your reasons, and follow these instructions upon agreement.

  • Heraclitus

    One cannot step twice in the same river.

  • William of Ockham

    Entities should not be multiplied unnecessarily.

  • George Berkeley

    To be is to be perceived.

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.

Food Energy

Food energy is chemical energy that animals derive from their food and molecular oxygen through the process of cellular respiration. Humans and other animals need a minimum intake of food energy to sustain their metabolism and to drive their muscles.

Organisms derive food energy from carbohydrates, fats and proteins as well as from organic acids, polyols, and ethanol present in the diet. Some diet components that provide little or no food energy, such as water, minerals, vitamins, cholesterol, and fiber, may still be necessary to health and survival for other reasons. 

Using the International System of Units, researchers measure energy in joules (J) or in its multiples; the kilojoule (kJ) is most often used for food-related quantities. An older metric system unit of energy, still widely used in food-related contexts, is the "food calorie" or kilocalorie (kcal or Cal), equal to 4.184 kilojoules. 

<>Fats and ethanol have the greatest amount of food energy per mass, 37 and 29 kJ/g (8.8 and 6.9 kcal/g), respectively. Proteins and most carbohydrates have about 17 kJ/g (4.1 kcal/g). 

Conventional food energy is based on heats of combustion in a bomb calorimeter and corrections that take into consideration the efficiency of digestion and absorption and the production of urine. 

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