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A 36-year-old member asked:

if i can stomach fluids and vitamins, is this enough to maintain good nutrition?

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Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Good nutrition comes from a well-balanced including fruits, vegetables, proteins, whole grains, and healthy fats. Your body may be able to go a few days on fluids and vitamins if you have a condition like morning sickness of pregnancy, but this is unhealthy long term.
Dr. Idelle Brand
Dentistry 40 years experience
Probably not. : You should still eat real food to get all the co-factors that help the vitamins work more efficiently.
Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice 36 years experience
Yes: you can get all your nutrition in the form of fluids. For example, ensure is a complete nutritional supplement. You may need to drink 6-8 a day to get in all your calories.

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