All about fruitarianism with a long-term fruitarian, Lena

videos

  • Vlog 12: Driving in Kansas City

    The last vlog from Missouri or Kansas. Houses, one with a truck in it, another one with an airplane on top.

  • Vlog 13: A Weekday Eve

    Late afternoon till evening: shopping for seeds, getting gasoline, driving and walking home from a German business lesson, eating raw Spanish peanuts and oranges with news in German, my colorful lamp, painting stuff (some fine art talk, belongs to my life).

  • In a Shopping Mall - Wool? Leather? Down?

    Searching for and buying male pants in a local shopping mall in California, looking for options for vegan belts, shoes, and clothing. It took us 4 hours to find a model of cotton khakis that matches two people (they needed the same look).

    Down is harvested as a byproduct of the meat industry, geese and ducks are raised for slaughter. But there’s an economic temptation to live-pluck the birds. The plucking of live birds become rare nowadays,  and is against the law in the US and in several European countries. But live-plucking ducks and geese still practiced at factory farms in China, Poland and Hungary.

  • Vlog 1: Not a River (5K Walk)

    The first lifestyle vlog by Lena.

  • 13K Walk / Run - Construction

    The second lifestyle vlog by Lena, a European vegan fruitarian in California: avoiding construction, trying to vlog while exercising.

  • Vlog 3: Walls (12K Walk)

    Lena's vlog from California - not only pretty things: how regular people live, what fruit trees grow in Orange County, and schools.

  • Vlog 4: Hi! (Who am I?)

    This is how I look.

  • 10K To the Ocean

    Starting a day with 10K to the Pacific Ocean, on the Beach, and back: walk, run, birds, plastic, parking, flowers.

  • Vlog 6: Airport, Jets, and Helicopters

    A visit to the local airport with a pilot, sheriff's helicopter, talking with airplane owners; museum.

  • 7K Walk / Run - A Neighborhood in Orange County

    Trying to find place to run outside in Californian suburbs.

William of Ockham

Entities should not be multiplied unnecessarily.

Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates are the sugars, starches and fibers found in fruits, grains, vegetables and milk products, one of the basic food groups.

Sugar is the generalized name for sweet, short-chain, soluble carbohydrates, many of which are used in food. They are composed of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. Simple sugars are called monosaccharides and include glucose (or dextrose), fructose, and galactose. The table sugar most customarily used as food is sucrose - hydrolyses into fructose and glucose in the body. Other disaccharides include maltose and lactose. Longer chains of sugars are called oligosaccharides. 

Starch is a polymeric carbohydrate consisting of a large number of glucose units joined by glycosidic bonds. This polysaccharide is produced by most green plants as an energy store. It is the most common carbohydrate in human diets and is contained in large amounts in staple foods such as potatoes, wheat, maize (corn), rice. Pure starch is a white, tasteless and odorless powder that is insoluble in cold water or alcohol. 

Fiber is consists of non-starch polysaccharides such as arabinoxylans, cellulose, and many other plant components such as resistant starch, resistant dextrins, inulin, lignin, chitins, pectins, beta-glucans, and oligosaccharides, and are derived from plants. Dietary fibers are not digested by gastrointestinal enzymes. Soluble fiber dissolves in water, changes as it goes through the digestive tract, where it is fermented by bacteria, partially into physiologically active byproducts - healthful compounds. Insoluble fiber does not dissolve in water and stays intact as it moves through your digestive system, can be prebiotic and metabolically ferment in the large intestine. Dietary fibers can change absorption of other nutrients and chemicals. Some soluble plant fibers can modulate intestinal inflammation and are contrabiotic. Many types of so-called dietary fiber are not actually fibrous.

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