Hi Raw Friends- I look at those 1 pound containers of leafy greens and Wow! does that look like a lot of roughage! Could you share how your appetite regarding greens has changed as you've progressed with your 811 diet? Has your choice of greens changed? More sensitive to bitter tastes? Eating more of them? Less? Prone to fantasizing about wheat-grass juice retention enemas? or maybe not........
Years ago when I first started eating raw vegan, I used to eat huge amounts of kale. Now, guess what, it makes my thyroid swell up.......Yep, Dr. Dough Graham is seriously onto something when he tells us to eat tender leafy greens.
Thanks for the thoughtful perspective on that- that makes sense now.
Prone to fantasizing about wheat-grass juice retention enemas?
You know me too well ;-)
Yep, Dr. Dough Graham is seriously onto something when he tells us to eat tender leafy greens.
That dude knows.
Yeah greens make my teeth feel nice and clean. I can eat about 1/3-1/2lb a day now, and I am steadily increasing the quantity. I do not put them in "green smoothies" because then they do not help my teeth at all, and then the incredible amounts of salivary enzymes released during chewing are... not released, sadly.
I still have yet to find a tasty raw dressing that I like, and can't imagine eating a large salad without dressing yet. I do find that a handful of raisins helps a bowl of salad greens go down nice. I do green smoothies alot. The one thing I've sort of developed a big fondness for in salad, and could imagine loving in its naked state, is butter lettuce.
I find I'm veering away from the green smoothies with kale or spinach and am preferring butter lettuce and red leaf lettuce with lot's of heirloom tomatoes. Yum.
I didn't know this about kale. I'll switch to more lettuce. Is it okay now and then? Is a few leaves a day okay?
I almost never eat greens straight, even though i eat a ton of them. I eat garden lettuce right out of the ground, but stronger tasting greens like spinach I usually put into my banana smoothies...Just a personal preference. Not a huge fan of salads :).
Note Peter's comment above, "I do not put them in "green smoothies" because then they do not help my teeth at all, and then the incredible amounts of salivary enzymes released during chewing are... not released, sadly."
It's pretty important to chew your own food rather than letting a blender do it for you... Otherwise you're not going to be able to assimilate all the nutrients otherwise possible.
There isn't much difference. it's all going in and coming out the same place ;)