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Eating stupid amounts of broccoli

Answered on April 10, 2014
Created April 08, 2014 at 3:02 PM

I do. On average, I eat 3 bags of the frozen stuff which claim to contain 4-5 servings each. A couple days a week, I'll also eat a fresh bunch raw on top of all the frozen plates. I just LOVE it! Is there any reason why this could be bad for me? I feel fine, I get headaches often but I suspect they are related to caffeine consumption and I'm cutting back on that.

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on April 10, 2014
at 12:13 AM

Scientific support for cravings dictating dietary deficiency is largely absent.

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on April 09, 2014
at 12:23 PM

I didn't realize raw kale was high in oxalic acid, I have a big fistful of the stuff daily, only recently started sautéing it, may cut it out for a few weeks, eat more cabbage & see what I notice

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on April 08, 2014
at 03:03 PM

Forgot to say often....this is every day I am talking about.

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on April 10, 2014
at 12:32 PM

It's funny because broccoli is one of my least favorite vegetables, I find it to have an assertive-unpleasant taste and texture. I also prefer fresh vegetables to frozen. So for me eating a lot of frozen broccoli would be unpleasant.

I would imagine that eventually you're going to get tired of it and will never eat broccoli for the rest of your life, which might be ok as long as you eat other vegetables. But I wouldn't wait for it to tome to that and just start branching out now. "Broccolini" and "broccoli rabe" are two broccoli-like vegetables that I like a lot more than regular broccoli, and both are great fresh.

This may sound a little ridiculous but I actually enjoy vegetables, I like cooking and eating them, and there is so much more variety in them than in meats. From a culinary perspective they are a lot more interesting.

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on April 10, 2014
at 12:07 AM

Hahaha! No, actually I have IBS-C and would never poop if it weren't for Miralax.

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on April 09, 2014
at 11:55 PM

are you living on the toilet???

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on April 09, 2014
at 08:07 PM

You know what, I love broccoli too! Perfectly steamed & salted. Delicious as it is, variety is best. If you want to keep eating it try preparing it differently each time and incorporating diff veggies in with it. Sooner or later you'll find something else you like more. If not, you may have a big nutrient deficiency.

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on April 10, 2014
at 12:13 AM

Scientific support for cravings dictating dietary deficiency is largely absent.

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on April 09, 2014
at 10:20 AM

Why would you do this to yourself? There's other veggies out there. That much fiber can't be good for you and you might even start to experience the goitrogenic effects of broccoli in that amount.

Eat more meat and eat different veggies too.

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on April 08, 2014
at 03:28 PM

Do you fear being stuck in tight spaces with others due to your ferocious gas? As long as your digesting it well and not suffering from bloating, gas, frequent bathroom trips etc due to the large amount of fibre you're consuming in one sitting, you'll survive. If you love your broccoli, try other ways of cooking it like soups, stews, stir-fries etc and make sure you're eating a varied diet. N=1 eating too much of the same thing for too long can lead to food sensitives.

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on April 08, 2014
at 03:22 PM

Variety is a fairly primary pillar of paleo. Of course eating the same thing in large numbers can give undesireable results. Now is that happening? Who knows, but It certainly wouldn't hurt to chillax on the broccoli for a bit and see if it helps. Alternatively you could make sure to prepare your broccoli very carefully to remove the undesirable elements.

Example: Kale is a very good source of nutrients, but if you eat unprepared kale in large quantities each day you're setting yourself up for some hurt.

Look into: Oxalic acid quantities and preperation to remove.

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on April 09, 2014
at 12:23 PM

I didn't realize raw kale was high in oxalic acid, I have a big fistful of the stuff daily, only recently started sautéing it, may cut it out for a few weeks, eat more cabbage & see what I notice

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