Yes, and you probably do not have to eat any food except ground beef from now until the day you die. You don’t need to add garlic or black pepper, you hedonist! You can get anything you need from something else!
Yes, isn’t it glorious that we live in a place and time where having a choice about “how” we would like to get our vital and useful nutrients is a thing??
That’s exactly why I used bourbon, which contains zero nutrients other than ethanol.
On its own, bourbon cannot be fairly compared to broccoli and garlic Michael, though I appreciate your enthusiasm here.
Their inherent qualities being so obviously different means they are not comparable outside your “but since all carbohydrates are ‘unnecessary’ (I disagree with that in my case) bourbon’s no diff than veggies!” There’s more to them than carbohydrates.
You say, “Yes, but you could get nutrients elsewhere!” Yes, yes I could. But I could not get their experience elsewhere. The experience of stir-fried garlic and broccoli is nothing at all like “bourbon with supplement pills.” And for most people still breathing, experience is a vital part of life.
What you are mostly arguing here, without realizing it I think, is that you do not choose to eat any carbs ‘except’ those you personally like, but if other people choose differently, it’s because they’re making lazy excuses to be hedonists. At least, that’s how it comes across to me. Peace.
Hence, it is not inherently the same at all, if you have to substantially change it to make it equal for comparison.
Sure you could inject it with supplements, though few of those would be equal to a nutrient found in its native context (due to all the infinite micro-micronutrients many of which we don’t even know/track yet).
Alcohol has killed (literally) multiple people in my family. Nobody ends up shooting someone or killing someone driving on the highway over broccoli. It is entirely possible bias makes me less willing to accept that particular analogy.