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Leafy green vegetables are indigestable? So what type of lettuce is best?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 03, 2013 at 1:31 AM

I was recently looking at a post about the types of greens people eat and how much and someone answered that they have removed leafy greens from their diet since it is undigestable due to the fibers or something...

i'd like to learn more, but what type of lettuce is considered "digestable"? Anyone know?

thanks

52ad7ee5eef0d7339d0977bd7a2ceb8a

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on April 04, 2013
at 08:48 PM

love your answer. this helps out a lot. thank you. :]

52ad7ee5eef0d7339d0977bd7a2ceb8a

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on April 04, 2013
at 08:48 PM

thank you! i love a variety of foods in my diet, tbh,

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on April 04, 2013
at 02:39 AM

lol, niblet/sweet corn comes out of me looking pretty much as it went in. I don't have negative consequences from it, though, and I've always figured that was because I don't absorb it well enough to get in trouble.

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on April 03, 2013
at 01:53 AM

thanks! i really appreciate this answer. :]

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6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

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on April 03, 2013
at 07:07 AM

The cell walls might be made of insoluble fiber, but the juicy nutrient filled cells are packed full of goodness. This is why you have teeth, saliva, stomach acid, and the knowledge to cook them to break down cell walls if they are tough, or serve them with a fat and acid (like salad dressing). If someone is pooping out lettuce chunks and not breaking down cell walls that is a sign that they either don't chew their food enough, have weak digestion, or too rapid transit time from a stomach bug, nerves, or taking stimulants.

Baby leafy greens early in the season will be the easiest to digest because they have the thinnest cell walls.

52ad7ee5eef0d7339d0977bd7a2ceb8a

(416)

on April 04, 2013
at 08:48 PM

love your answer. this helps out a lot. thank you. :]

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on April 03, 2013
at 01:41 AM

Leafy greens are digestible for most people, I eat them all the time! As long as you aren't juicing them everyday, you're fine eating as much as you want. They're nutrient dense, and you probably won't go crazy on them if you're eating them whole as part of a salad or something like that.

52ad7ee5eef0d7339d0977bd7a2ceb8a

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on April 03, 2013
at 01:53 AM

thanks! i really appreciate this answer. :]

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on April 03, 2013
at 07:36 AM

I have never seen a whole lettuce leaf when I eliminate. Corn on the other hand...........

Now which is bad for you?

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on April 04, 2013
at 02:39 AM

lol, niblet/sweet corn comes out of me looking pretty much as it went in. I don't have negative consequences from it, though, and I've always figured that was because I don't absorb it well enough to get in trouble.

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96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on April 03, 2013
at 02:07 AM

I love red leaf lettuce, oakleaf lettuce and mixed baby/spring greens. And they must be digestible, because other than a somewhat green hue to my poop there's nothing recognizable. I consider them healthy roughage for my gut flora and I sure enjoy the taste along with the raw veggies, unpasteurized vinegar and EVOO.

Frankly, I'm skeptical of those who try to narrow their food choices to just a few items. We are meant to gather and hunt and eat as many things as possible. I don't see how a person can have a strong, healthy gut any other way.

52ad7ee5eef0d7339d0977bd7a2ceb8a

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on April 04, 2013
at 08:48 PM

thank you! i love a variety of foods in my diet, tbh,

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