A 21-year-old male asked:
Is eating 100g parsnip, carrots, sweetcorn, asparagus, broccoli, banana, multi-vitamin and fish oil supplement a day enough to live a healthy life?
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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
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Psychiatry 26 years experience
Many components to: health. Eat healthfully w at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit /day (organic is best). Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Watch portion sizes. No tobacco, illicit drugs & low to no alcohol use. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs sleep /night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Maintain good hygiene. Daily
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Pathology 45 years experience
No: This diet is severely lacking in protein. It's similar to the diet that caused endemic pellagra, mental illness and death here in Mississippi. The only source of iron and B12 is the multi-vitamin, and you're likely to run low on calcium and some others. Trying this would be psychotic. Further, a "healthy life" includes exercise, love, pursuing meaningful goals, and much more.
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Last updated Jan 30, 2018
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