Overall, how important are they? From what I gather they're a source of vitamins, minerals and fiber. If I take supplements for those things, should I even bother with vegetables? Can you do this? Or am I just poorly misguided? Edit - For those who just read the title and then posted about how they like vegetables.... Here's the point of this thread. I don't eat a lot of vegetables, well the good ones anyway, and because of this I would like to know what I'm missing out on not eating them. To my knowledge I am just missing out of vitamins, minerals, and fiber. As I would rather not have to start eating more vegetables, it would be easier to just take vitamins and a fiber supplement. Now this is were the responses come in. Post any unforeseen benefits to eating vegetables, ones that can not be aquired by taking supplements. I don't want "they're good for you" bullshit. Post info why you can or can't do what I'm looking to do. I'd rather the long story.