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  • Kale?

  • No, thank you.

  • Bananas?

  • Hard pass.

  • It's fine to not like some foods.

  • As a little kid, you probably pouted about eating the healthy things on your plate.

  • Now that you've grown up, you've probably gotten over your hatred of things

  • like this giant salad monster.

  • but what if you never ate fruits or vegetables?

  • Fruits and veggies are full of many vitamins, minerals and nutrients but for the sake of

  • time, we're going to focus on some main ones, Vitamins A, B6, and C, Folic Acid (or

  • Folate), Potassium, Magnesium and antioxidants all found in produce.

  • What would happen to your body if you cut all those out and became deficient?

  • Let's go from the top down, starting at your head.

  • Your hair would be dry and frayed. Your eyesight may get worse and you could even

  • lose your nighttime vision!

  • Vitamin C deficiency can cause your gums to turn purple and you may lose some teeth.

  • This deficiency can also prevent wounds from healing properly so you'd likely have scabs

  • and scars covering your body.

  • Mentally depression, confusion and irritability can all surface when you're deficient in

  • vitamin B6 and/or folic acid.

  • Moving down the body, a lack of potassium can lead to various heart problems, like an

  • irregular heartbeat, and your cardiovascular system isn't the only one struggling without

  • fruits and veggies.

  • The gastrointestinal tract that helps you digest food would be going haywire as well.

  • We're talking nausea, vomiting, diarrhea.

  • Pretty much the opposite of a good day.

  • Your immune system would be pretty shot due to the lack of vitamins A, B6, and C, as well

  • as Magnesium.

  • So you'd likely get sick a lot.

  • Your nervous system would also struggle, possibly leading to neurodegenerative diseases, which

  • really don't sound great.

  • You'd experience muscle spasms due to a lack of potassium and magnesium.

  • So prepare for a lot of 3am Charlie Horses!

  • That's actually just my horse named Charlie.

  • He always wakes me up at 3am.

  • And if you're cutting out fruits and veg, the last thing you need is someone else

  • disrupting your sleep.

  • Seriously Charlie, can you just get out of here for a second?

  • Various vitamins and minerals help with energy production, so if you lose those, you'd

  • be preeeetty tired all the time.

  • Many fresh fruits and vegetables contain antioxidant phytochemicals that are believed to be anti-cancer,

  • anti-aging and antiwell, a lot of other diseases.

  • So, without these antioxidants, you could look older and be at a higher risk of getting

  • cancer and other various conditions.

  • Sooo, yeah.

  • None of this sounds fun.

  • All these symptoms would happen at different paces for different people, depending on how

  • else they receive these nutrients in the rest of their diet.

  • Some things, like vitamin C deficiency, can do some serious damage in just one month.

  • If you're thinking you could just make up for all these deficiencies with vitamins and

  • supplements, it's not that easy.

  • While supplements may provide you with similar vitamins and minerals to those found in produce,

  • they leave out things like fiber, flavonoids, antioxidants, and phytochemicals that all

  • work together in fruits and vegetables to make them so healthy.

  • And while it may surprise you, the effectiveness of vitamins, in general, is actually quite

  • debated in the scientific community.

  • One thing that's not debated, whether or not fruits and vegetables are good for you.

  • Seriously, just eat them.

  • Don't end up like Triangle Bob over here.

  • I have to pay someone to shove broccoli in his mouth every day.

  • it's very sad.

  • Do you have a favorite fruit or vegetable?

  • Do you actually eat them?

  • Let us know in the comment section below

  • or tell us, what should we talk about next?

  • If you enjoyed this video then make sure you check out the video we did

  • on what would happen if you never stopped eating.

  • one recent study found a significant relationship between added sugar consumption

  • and a increased risk of dying from cardiovascular disease when observing participants for over 14 years.

  • as always, my name is blocko. This has been life noggin. Don't forget to keep on thinking.

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What If You Never Ate Fruits And Vegetables?

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    Samuel posted on 2018/10/03
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