All about fruitarianism with a long-term fruitarian, Lena

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  • Activities

    Various activities and engagements - fruitarian approach.

  • Amino Acid

    Amino acids are organic compound, the building blocks of proteins.

  • Answers

    Answers to questions on fruitarian topics by a long-term fruitarian.

  • Autobiography

    An account of fruitarian aspects of Lena's life in her own words.

  • climate

    Climate is the statistics of weather. It is measured by assessing the patterns of variation in temperature, humidity, atmospheric pressure, wind, precipitation, atmospheric particle count and other meteorological variables in a given region over long periods of time.

  • Consumption

    In sociology, consumption as central to everyday life, identity and social order.

    In economics, the purchase of goods and services constitutes consumption, particularly by individual consumers.

    In ecology, tertiary consumers (e.g humans), are capable of feeding on secondary consumers (carnivores and omnivores) and primary consumers (herbivores).

  • Diet

    Diet - providing or obtaining the food necessary for health and growth, choice of nutrition.

  • Differences

    Fruitarian variations, differentiation, differences among fruitarians, kinds of fruitarian worldview, and how fruitarianism is different from other ethical positions (veganism, vegetarianism, paleo, etc.)

  • Discussion

    Fruitarian discussions - talking about fruitarianism, exchanging fruitarian ideas - conversations and debate about fruitarian topics.

  • ecosystems

    Ecosystem is a biological community of interacting organisms and their physical environment.

  • Environment

    The natural world as affected by human activity, the surroundings or conditions in which a people, animals, or plants live, habitat.

  • Food

    Fruitarian and vegan foods like fruits, seeds, mushrooms, vegetables, seaweed.

  • Fruitarian

    Fruitarian diet is based on fruits and seeds and excludes animal products.

  • Fruitarian Examples

    Examples of fruitarian lifestyle - integration, transitions, difficulties, successes.

  • Fruitarian Philosophy

    Fruitarian philosophy - system of fruitarian philosophical thought, the theoretical basis of fruitarianism, rational arguments for and against it, general presentation and definitions.

  • Fruitarianism

    Fruitarianism /fruːˈtɛəriənɪzəm/ :

    • a diet that consists entirely or primarily of fruits in the botanical sense, and possibly nuts and seeds, without animal products;
    • a philosophy of non-harming living organism without need, especially animals and plants;
    • a lifestyle that reflects these ethical and environmental values.

    See Fruitarianism

  • Fruits

    Botanical fruits - the seed-bearing structures in flowering plants.

    Nuts are the one-seeded, hard-shelled fruit of some plants (e.g. hazelnut).

  • Fun

    Amusing and entertaining fruitarian materials.

  • Health

    Health - the level of functional and metabolic efficiency of a living organism, specifically of a human being.

  • hygiene

    Hygiene - conditions or practices conducive to maintaining health and preventing disease, especially through cleanliness.

  • Knowledge

    Fruitarian knowledge - factual information about topics related to fruitarianism, including research data, definitions, and citations. Category: Data.

  • Lacto-Vegetarian

    Lacto-vegetarian diet or lactarian (Latin  "lact" = milk) diet includes dairy products, but excludes eggs and all kinds of meat.

  • longevity

    Longevity - a long individual life, or great duration of individual life.

  • Mushrooms

    Mushrooms are the fleshy, spore-bearing fruiting bodies of a fungus, typically produced above ground on soil, some of which are edible.

  • Nutrients

    Nutrients are component in foods that an organism uses for maintenance and growth.

  • Ovo-Vegetarian

    Ovo-vegetarian diet includes eggs but not dairy products and meat.

  • Pescetarian

    Pescetarian diet  /ˌpɛskəˈtɛəriənɪzm/  or pesco-vegetarian - a diet that includes fish or other seafood, but not the flesh of other animals.

  • plants

    Plant is a multicellular eukaryote, kingdom Plantae - the flowering plants, conifers and other gymnosperms, ferns, clubmosses, hornworts, liverworts, mosses and the green algae. Green plants exclude the red and brown algae, the fungi, archaea, bacteria and animals. Green plants have cell walls with cellulose and obtain most of their energy from sunlight via photosynthesis by primary chloroplasts, derived from endosymbiosis with cyanobacteria. Some plants are parasitic and have lost the ability to produce normal amounts of chlorophyll or to photosynthesize.

    There are ~300–315 thousand species of plants, of which the great majority are seed plants. Green plants provide most of the world's molecular oxygen and are the basis of most of the earth's ecologies, especially on land. Plants that produce grains, fruits and vegetables provide basic food to humankind. The scientific study of plants is known as botany, a branch of biology.

  • prevention

    Preventive healthcare (preventive medicine or prophylaxis) consists of measures taken for disease prevention, as opposed to disease treatment. Just as health encompasses a variety of physical and mental states, so do disease and disability, which are affected by environmental factors, genetic predisposition, disease agents, and lifestyle choices. Health, disease, and disability are dynamic processes which begin before individuals realize they are affected. Disease prevention relies on anticipatory actions. 

    Each year, millions of people die of preventable deaths. A 2004 study showed that about half of all deaths in the United States in 2000 were due to preventable behaviors and exposures. Leading causes included cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease, unintentional injuries, diabetes, and certain infectious diseases. 400,000 people die each year in the United States due to poor diet and a sedentary lifestyle

  • Problems

    Problems and issues related to fruitarianism.

  • Products

    Fruitarian friendly and unfriendly products.

  • Recommended

    Recommendations - proposals as to the best course of action in maintaining good health, based on materials issued by respectable institutions.

  • Reviews

    Fruitarian reviews of public media - books, channels, films, etc.

  • Run

    Running and walking medium and long distance for pleasure as a fruitarian.

  • Seaweed

    Seaweed refers to several edible species of marine algae: the red, green, and brown algae.

  • Seeds

    A seed is an embryonic gymnosperm and angiosperm plant. Many plant structures commonly referred to as "seeds" are actually dry fruits

    Nuts are the one-seeded, hard-shelled fruit of some plants (e.g. hazelnut).

  • Self

    Self-portraits (selfies) and other photographs of the fruitarian Lena.

  • Society

    Groups of people involved in social interaction, large social groups sharing the same geographical or social territory, often with similar cultural preferences - nations, communities, humanity.

  • Swim

    Swimming in open waters or pools as a fruitarian.

  • Vegan

    Vegan diet (or strict vegetarian diet) excludes all animal products - meat, eggs, dairy products, etc.

  • Vegetables

    Vegetables is a broad term for parts of plants used as food - leaves, stems, roots, etc. The term vegetable is largely defined through culinary and cultural tradition, it usually excludes other plant foods such as fruits, nuts, and cereal grains, but includes seeds such as pulses.

  • Vegetarian

    Vegetarian diet excludes meat (red meat, poultry, seafood, and the flesh of any other animal).

  • vitamins

    vitamin is an organic compound and a vital nutrient that an organism requires in limited amounts but cannot synthesize the compound in sufficient quantities, and it must be obtained through the diet. Term "vitamin" is conditional upon the circumstances and the particular organism. For example, ascorbic acid (one form of vitamin C) is a vitamin for humans, but not for most other animal organisms. Supplementation is important for the treatment of certain health problems, but there is little evidence of nutritional benefit when used by healthy people.

    13 Vitamins are universally recognized at present: A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, B12, C, D, E, K.

    Vitamins are classified by their biological and chemical activity, not their structure. Vitamers by definition are convertible to the active form of the vitamin in the body. 

    Anti-vitamins are chemical compounds that inhibit the absorption or actions of vitamins. For example, avidin is a protein in egg whites that inhibits the absorption of biotin.

  • Walk

    Long walks, walking for pleasure.

  • Workout

    Exercising as a fruitarian, workouts and physical activities like running, walking, yoga, etc.

  • Yoga

    Yoga asanas, bandhas, and similar practices and physical activities.

Linus Pauling

I have something that I call my Golden Rule. It goes something like this: 'Do unto others twenty-five percent better than you expect them to do unto you.' … The twenty-five percent is for error.


Grains are small, hard, dry seeds, with or without attached hulls or fruit layers, harvested for human or animal consumption. The two main types of commercial grain crops are cereals (e.g. wheat, rye) and legumes (e.g. beans, soybeans). Seeds

After being harvested, dry grains are more durable than other staple foods, such as starchy fruits (e.g. plantains, breadfruit) and tubers (e.g. sweet potatoes, cassava). This durability has made grains well suited to industrial agriculture, since they can be mechanically harvested, transported, stored for long periods, and milled for flour or pressed for oil. Major global commodity markets exist for canola, maize, rice, soybeans, wheat, and other grains but not for tubers, vegetables, or other crops. Apple