Have a Plant: Fruits & Veggies for Better Health

Is eating a diet of only fruits and vegetables healthy?

Answer

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.

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