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How long would a human live with only essential micronutrients?


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Technically, food has calories so zero is not possible. This might apply ... and good luck?!?

https://www.livestrong.com/article/523013-how-many-days-can-you-survive-without-food/

Perhaps your question could be phrased differently. For example, there have been efforts to achieve USRDAs - now DRI often - see:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dietary_Reference_Intake

... with a minimum amount of calories using real foods. If using supplements, everything changes. A simple multivitamin might get 90% of it done (micronutrients only).

Also, aren't there many caloric nutrients - or are those distinct from the micronutrients. E.g., amino acids, omega fats, fiber. The Wikipedia/DRI lists those as macronutrients:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dietary_Reference_Intake#Macronutrients

So, I would think ideally you want to get all of your micronutrients with your more essential (short term, at least) macronutrients:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dietary_Reference_Intake#Macronutrients

There may be daily meal plans/diets from members that can be dug up if that is what you want.

 

 

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On 5/4/2019 at 2:47 PM, Fernando Gabriel said:

I want to create food with 0 calories for me to eat  my whole life!

I experimented that when I was 20. The experiment failed miserably, even though I was higher than 0 calories. I got anemia, extreme weightloss and impaired digestion. Was able to recover by sheer will power.

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