Is eating a diet of only fruits and vegetables healthy?
Fruits and vegetables are certainly a healthy diet choice, but other foods are also important for health. For example, vitamin B12 found in animal products is essential for optimal nutrition and is needed as a supplement by vegetarians. However, with careful planning, a vegetarian diet can be just as wholesome as a diet that includes animal products. If she would like to eat a plant based diet, I would encourage her to work with a registered dietitian to ensure that she is obtaining ideal nutrition.