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Can You Eat Too Much Salad? (article)

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Lately, I am instructed to go on a low-residue/ low fiber diet due to a certain procedure coming up since I turned 50 years old.

I realize that I cannot eat my usual go-to meal: salad! Because raw vegetables have too much fiber, it will stay in your intestines longer. I thought about it, maybe I overload on too much salad and raw veggies every day? Maybe. I never thought that it might be a culprit for my sometimes irritable digestive system.

I guess this is another lesson of "everything in moderation".

Anyway, here is an interesting article that I found when I did a google search:

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    Just found this blog post - and I am waaaayyy late here but the article still seems timely. Thanks for the post!
    275 days ago
    Thank you for sharing!
    488 days ago
    The thing is, that I LOVE eating salad! I'm looking forward to more salad every day, but I have to reel myself in from the amount that I eat. I think balance is the key (to everything!). I also love the idea of mixing in the roasted veggies a lot more often, will do!!
    546 days ago
    I at times eat red leaf lettuce and it seems easier on the stomach .
    548 days ago
    I wonder if a roasted mix of veggies might be better and you would kind of have a salad at the same time.

    551 days ago
    Exerpt from the beginning of the article:

    "While good-for-you food fads may come and go (remember unicorn toasts and lattes?), a big bowl of greens is definitely a healthy mainstay. Plenty of people even have one every single day. (Shout out to everyone who would fight to the death defending the honor of their chopped salad locale.) Like adding adaptogens to your morning smoothie or religiously going to Sunday yoga, salads are often part of an engrained healthy routine. But is it possible to OD on the one healthy habit that seems the most like a no-brainer?

    The short answer is: Yep. According to Food Fix founder Heather Bauer, RD, CND, all those raw veggies can seriously stress out your GI tract. “I hear over and over again from clients that they start eating salads to be healthier and end up feeling bloated,” Bauer says. “Too much roughage and raw foods can be hard to digest.” "

    552 days ago
    Sounds like an interesting article. For some reason, I can't get it.
    552 days ago
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