All about fruitarianism with a long-term fruitarian, Lena

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  • Huge Papaya

    I found a very big papaya in a local growers store, around 13 inches long. And it was good too.

  • Complex Fruitarian Salad with Spices and Herbs

    Fruitarian Salad - a somewhat complex non-sweet fruit salad recipe, with my usual spices and herbs, and with some additional ingredients this time like chives, oregano, sage, thyme, marjoram, basil, rosemary, etc. - raw vegan, for Winter and cold - a 30-minute improvised video:

    Hope you liked some of my ideas and got your own!

  • Matt - jAe Costly

    Matt - jAe Costly

    This is an interview with Matt - we talked after this interview online live, see the video below (~ 2.5 hours). Matt kindly agreed to answer my questions when I invited him after watching this video (Dear Vegans, Plants DO Feel Pain BUT...) on his channel: 

    I Introduction
    1. Please, introduce yourself.

    Greetings! My name is Matthew. On the internet, I go by either jAe Costly or jack's Afer effort. 

    2. How would you describe this stage of your life?

    Veganism. 

    3. Tell us something about your background.

    I grew up in the United States. I have been vegan for over a year. I used to work at a Zoo but I have been studying science education for the past few years. 

  • 8K Walk / Run - Easing into the Morning Running

    After a too short night sleep :)

  • 8K Run + Unusual Vegan Fruitarian Salads

  • 18K Walk-Run to Newport Beach, Huntington Beach Restaurant, Berries for Lunch

  • 10K Walk / Run + Jump + Exercise - You Need Only Shoes

    Two-hour exercise outside on Saturday in SoCal (California).

  • 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:

  • 10K Walk / Run - Nature, Teens, Grand Battement, Vlogging, Personal Marketing, Lake

    Another walk and run along a destructed river and by a lake in Southern California: walking, jumping, running, accelerating, elements of ballet training, stretching, grand battement ([batmɑ̃], a movement in which both legs are kept straight and one leg is kicked outward from the body and in again). A few thoughts on freedom of mind, personal marketing on youtube, critique on building communities of loyal followers as a marketing strategy, "begging" for money and attention, cost of making videos.

  • Lucky Sun Hours

    Unexpectedly, the Sun went out, and I was happy all the way to the pool, in it, and back.

    7K Walking (total), 1.5K swimming.

    This is me, Lena, in the bright Californian sunlight after a swim.

John Ruskin

I will not kill or hurt any living creature needlessly, nor destroy any beautiful thing, but will strive to save and comfort all gentle life, and guard and perfect all natural beauty upon the earth. 

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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