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vegetate

(vĕj′ĭ-tāt′)
v. vege·tated, vege·tating, vege·tates
v.intr.
1. To grow or sprout as a plant does.
2. Medicine To grow pathologically on a body part, as a wartlike lesion on a heart valve.
3.
a. To exist in a state of physical or mental inactivity: He was just vegetating in his parents' house all winter.
b. To engage in relaxing or passive activities, such as watching television: stayed home and vegetated last night.
v.tr.
To grow over or cover with vegetation: a dune that is vegetated.

vegetate

(vĕj′ĕ-tāt) [LL. vegetare, to grow]
1. To grow luxuriantly with the production of fleshy or warty outgrowths such as a polyp.
2. To lead a passive existence mentally or physically, or both; to do little more than eat and maintain autonomic body functions.

Patient discussion about vegetate

Q. Should I cut down on meat and eat more fruits and vegetables? what would i gain if i'll do so?

A. It is a good idea to cut back on red-meat consumption, and increase the amount of fruit and vegetables in your diet, as these factors can lower the risk for developing colo-rectal cancer, whereas red meat has been found to be a risk factor in developing the disease. Other than that, fruit and vegetables are rich with fibers, that can ease constipation and help the digestive system.

Q. Should I cut down on meat and eat more fruits and vegetables? what would i gain if i'll do so?

A. eating more fruits and vegetables will bring a positive effect for your body health, but the most important source of protein is coming from meat, and there's no such valid evidence-based-data to show us that meat is no good for our body.

so, as long as you eat all those meat, fruit, vegetables, and even carbs in proper amount, you will probably get no harmful effect.
stay healthy always..

Q. What and how much intake should I have 1. Vegetables, 2. Fruits and whole grain… I am 21 years old and would like to know that in order to get the required fiber per day what and how much intake should I have 1. Vegetables, 2. Fruits and whole grain…

A. actually men under 50 should have 38 grams a day of fiber. here is a nice article about fiber consuming and a list of foods that contain fiber and the amount of it:
http://www.mayoclinic.com/print/fiber/NU00033/METHOD=print

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