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    Are vegetables necessary for a healthy body?

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    Why or why not?

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    No. You can get the same macro- and micro- and phytonutrients from other sources. They aren't all exclusive to vegetables. Fruit, organ meats, and bivalves are superior and more efficient, IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by j3nn View Post
    No. You can get the same macro- and micro- and phytonutrients from other sources. They aren't all exclusive to vegetables. Fruit, organ meats, and bivalves are superior and more efficient, IMO.
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    I agree.

    They can play an important role for individual circumstances though. Just one for instance is volume eaters who need to lose weight.
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    Depends on your body.
    -How healthy are you already?
    -What is the purpose of the way you currently live/eat (weightloss, strength, recovery...etc)?
    -What is your large-intestine length?
    -Are you happy to eat other things for the lost nutrients?

    Or, better yet:
    -Are you healthy when you omit vegetables? Do you FEEL fit, energized and happy? Do you work-out efficiently and well and recover naturally at a good pace? Is your immune-system strong and well?

    It's all individual. In theory, everything in vegetables can be found elsewhere. In practice, not everyone can use these other sources healthily or can omit vegetables and feel well. If you're curious: try getting rid of them and find out how you do.
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    The most important thing with vegetables is that they help balancing out all the acids from meat and protein foods...
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    I have no studies, but i like them and feel better when i eat them
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    They are not necessary. Read this. http://owndoc.com/pdf/The-fat-of-the-land.pdf
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    If you are asking if you can live off just meat and milk, the answer is no....can you be fine with fruit and fish as subs, yes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sbhikes View Post
    They are not necessary. Read this. http://owndoc.com/pdf/The-fat-of-the-land.pdf
    I was going to say this. They aren't necessary, but some plant foods are delicious. Vegetables with a ton of butter, coffee (with a ton of butter), red wine, tea, yerba mate, avocado... Eat plants when you feel like it but don't feel like you have to if you don't feel like it.

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