having a difficult time digesting vegetables. please help

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created November 01, 2012 at 11:30 PM

it seems when i eat any raw vegetables, whatever the type, i get loose stools. even certain/most steamed vegetables will give me a lesser extent of loose stools.

if i go on a binge and eat lots of grains or legumes, i have well formed and bulky stools..

what is causing this?



on November 02, 2012
at 01:03 AM

Insoluble fiber is good at providing bulk to poop. Which raw vegetables are you eating?

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on November 02, 2012
at 02:58 AM

Cook Veggies more and make sure fat is present , u cant digest veggies without fat , also get yourself a Digestive Enzyme , leave those grains alone !



on November 16, 2012
at 11:44 AM

Sounds like your body doesn't like raw veggies. So don't eat raw veggies. Eat what veggies you are comfortable with eating cooked, and make sure you include high-quality organ meat from healthy animals to keep your diet nutrient-dense.


on November 16, 2012
at 12:22 PM

Forget raw. Cook your veggies well.

Soluble fiber is very gut friendly: squash of any type, sweet potato, parsnips, carrots are all good sources. And they're nice this time of year with some cinnamon and sage too :)

Chris Kresser describes insoluble fiber as scratching a wound with a wire brush. Yikes. Go easy on spinach, cabbage, broccoli, leafy greens. Don't cut them out, but don't eat them every day either.


on November 16, 2012
at 11:46 AM

Perhaps you should google FODMAPS or GAPS. It sounds like you have some digestive issues to take care of.

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