All about fruitarianism with a long-term fruitarian, Lena

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.

By the way, I am not after any ideals: not 100% fresh fruit, not 100% raw, if you were wondering. My training is moderate to minimal (rhythmical endurance with spikes of intensity), my life is often unstable with lack of sleep, stress, distress, passion and sporadic extremities. I am 39 and already have some wrinkles around my eyes. 

Normally I get around 7 hours uninterrupted deep sleep, and drink only few cups of water a day, if any (on watermelons). And I usually eat 1-2 times a day, afternoons, sometimes late, sometimes I skip a day. I started water fasting every Friday when I was 15, already having some experience, kept it for years. I prefer to eat juicy very fresh fruit, especially berries, if I can help it. My usual intake of food calories is 1000-2000, sometimes less for short periods of time, occasionally more. My BMI is around 18-19. My parents in this age were heavier.

I quit smoking at 17 (after a few month of picking a cigarette from my friends around university, never got really addicted). I drunk a glass of wine almost every day in 2000-2003, sometimes before that, seldom after, sporadically other types of alcohol, socially. I don't take any drugs or supplements on regular basis, have no significant health issues, no new teeth cavities in many years right now. I do drink coffee and similar drinks sometimes. Now and then, I use spices like paprika or turmeric. I am not into chocolate. I do not add extra fats to my food, but I have nothing against fatty foods like avocado or seeds. 

Best health to you, dear reader!

Aristotle

Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.

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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