Vegetables, although good for you, are not essential. If you eat enough animal products you’ll be fine. What I do is I buy these bags of mixed veggies that are available in any supermarket and eat a third or half a packet in one sitting any time in the day.[/quote]
YOU FRICKING KIDDING ME?!?!?! I hope the nutritionists on this site don’t rally to get you banned from posting! You seriously need to put the crack pipe down, because you are no longer being rational!
You CANNOT live HEALTHILY WITHOUT veggies!!! Sure you will “survive” on animal products, but you will not thrive.
Without the nutrients in veggies you cannot process all that animal flesh. The absorption rate will plummet without the vitamins, minerals, fiber, enzymes, and probiotics that you can only get from plants. Not to mention, to be disease free you need an alkaline pH. Without veggies your pH tends to get acidic = cancer.
I won’t go on ad nauseam, but if it weren’t for our amino acid needs we should ONLY be eating fruits/veggies!
As far as to juice or not to juice… isn’t that a question for the steroid forum???.. haha… ha… right, okay. I think you need BOTH! A food like carrots often times passes through you with 50-60-70% of it’s nutrition still locked inside it! That’s because some veggies are almost too fibrous and could be slightly blanched or steamed to optimize their nutritional value. Veggies like your lettuces are probably best raw. But, the harder the veggie the more suited it is for cooking/juicing.
I too have heard those “veggies in a bottle” are helpful, but I would still treat them strickly as an ADDITION/SUPPLEMENT to your diet. I would not use them in place of any one veggie, all though I’m sure there is a great benefit from those products. Then again, if you eat enough variety and enough quantity of fruits and veggies, you hardly need any supplements. The problem is with cold climates and with busy schedules.
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