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July 8, 2011 6:58 PM Subscribe
What are the likely health effects of not eating vegetables?
posted by WhitenoisE to health & fitness (54 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
Let's be real, most college-aged folks in western society (males especially) are not going to be eating leafy green vegetables on a regular basis unless their mommies are cooking. What health conditions can this lead to, and what is the mechanism of action?
I guess what I'm wondering is: are there concrete consequences in the short-term for a young person or is this the type of thing that only catches up to you when you're older? For the sake of discussion, let's pretend this hypothetical person eats a lot of fruit, avoids processed foods, exercises, has a healthy caloric intake, and all around eats decently besides avoiding vegetables.
(in before the snark: please don't say "if you already do all that crap you might as well eat your veggies." The hypothetical person isn't me, really! I'm just curious!)