Could you live without fruit & vegetables?

The reason I ask is that some people seem to think humans can live without fruit and vegetables. Many nutrients, such as vitamin C, are found primarily in fruits & vegetables. No other sources are reliable for certain essential nutrients. I think life would be boring & unhealthy without fruit. So, how long can... show more The reason I ask is that some people seem to think humans can live without fruit and vegetables. Many nutrients, such as vitamin C, are found primarily in fruits & vegetables. No other sources are reliable for certain essential nutrients.

I think life would be boring & unhealthy without fruit. So, how long can you live without fruit & vegetables?

Thanks in advance.
Update: Irish in Texas- excellent point, there's a difference between 'survive' and 'thrive'.
Update 2: Wow, thanks everyone. You all get a thumbs up. Great answers.
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