All about fruitarianism with a long-term fruitarian, Lena

videos

  • 10K Run - Eating Seeds or Fruit Only

    Another run; trees; talking about how eating juicy fruit only or adding seeds make me feel on the next days; confirmational bias, health related activities of a day: asanas and a few other exercises in the morning, then shower, and eating in the evening in two-three loads, consuming 1500 food calories; short fastings; energy for brain.

  • Growers Ranch, Orange County

    Another local store, Growers Ranch. Checking out my options for fruits and seeds.

  • Grocery Outlet

    After watching the last video by okraw about shopping in one of these store around my area (Orange County, California), I went to one location of Grocery Outlet myself, and checked for vegan fruitarian (frugan) options. 

  • Growers Direct, Orange County - Fruit Haul

    Fruitarian Shopping in a local market in Costa Mesa, California, " Growers Direct," a neat friendly store. I bought Persimmons and watermelons for a few days. 

  • 13K Walk / Run To the Ocean and Back

    My tiny running story. Construction on the river. On the way back I packed my phone away, ran, and pain almost went away after a kilometer or two.

  • 12K Run / Walk Concrete River

    I went for a run/walk up the river this time, met bicyclists.

  • Vlog 16: My Fruitarian Meals, Sorry for my Errors

    Hibiscus tee, apologies for the errors in my English, my two white baking plates, fruits (persimmons, apples), seeds (almonds, peanut butter), how and when I eat, recycling in California (SoCal).

  • Vlog 14: Sand and Water - Wind, Noisy! (5K Walk)

    A walk on the beach on a very windy day in search of some solitude. Sorry for so much noise - I tried to cover the microphone on my phone, but it did not help a bit.

  • Trader Joe's, Orange County

    I shop in Trader Joe's not that often, but in this video I like to share with you my favorite things in it, and the way I make my rather frugal decisions. 

  • Vlog 11: Night and Morning in Missourri

    Random visuals from my days: traveling USA, Kansas City, Missouri, soap and shampoo not tested on animals.

Plutarch

But for the sake of some little mouthful of flesh we deprive a soul of the sun and light, and of that proportion of life and time it had been born into the world to enjoy.

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.

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