what would happen to your body if you only ate fruit for a month or longer? (just random curiosity)
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You would obviously have a b12 deficiency, since b12 cannot be found in any fruits. You'd also probably lack calcium, iron, zinc, protein, omega-3 and omega-6 essential acids.
If you wanna know what exactly that does to your body then I'll tell you:
A B12 deficiency can lead to many hematological and/or neuropsychiatric diseases, so as you can see it is quite an important vitamin!
Calcium deficiency will make your bones become weak so you could get bone related diseases such as osteoporosis.
Iron delivers oxygen throughout your body so as your iron levels will drop, you will start feeling exhausted, maybe even dizzy and light headed. Your brain development and immune functions would also be affected.
A zinc deficiency will lead to unhealthy skin, nails and hair (not a cute look!) as well as high blood cholesterol, poor blood circulation and infertility.
If you lack protein, oh boy. First off, your immune system will weaken. The body needs protein to make/repair new cells, tissues, to transport nutrients and oxygen through your blood and for its basic functions such as metabolism and digestion. What happens when you don't get enough protein is that eventually, your body will resort to breaking down your muscle in order to get some.
And this is just the stuff I could think of off the top of my head, so I hope you weren't considering that kind of a diet.4
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