Hi guys, quick question for you fruity experts.
I am eating greens finally every few days a week, more specifically iceburg lettuce. My question is, do you guys eat the middle bit? what i normally do is get the fiirst 6-8 layers (the greeny leaves) and then throw the big white ball in the middle. Is this okay for me to do? I hate eating it, does this mean i have to eat 2 of them? is 6-8 layers enough for my day?
Bob I protested about this the other day in another post because I thought like you but if you follow cronometer it says the dark greens like romaine have the exact same nutritional composition, in fact they are listed as the same thing
If you turn the iceberg lettuce head upside down so the stem faces up, and put your palm on the stem, you can push hard downward into the head and the hard bitter white portion will break off. Then you can just pull it out and toss it and cut up the rest.
Neat trick Derek:P
Hey I just checked cron again....seems like the values have changed thats weird... iceberg is nowhere near the same as romaine anymore.. so iceberg is really not worth it???
One thing I noticed bob, just finished eating the iceberg now and I do not feel anything, when I used to eat the romaine my veins would pump out and I felt energised...whats with that
Compared to SAD foods and or many fruits actually, iceberg lettuce is still very high in some vitamins and minerals and of course a good source of chlorophyll. So enjoy.
I often eat iceberg lettuce and plan to eat some this evening at dinner:-D
I eat the light green to whitish colored leaves, but never the core. Before eating a head of lettuce, I cut the white hard core out. For me this is bitter and from a drug point of view, some of these actually are high in opoid or narcotic like compounds:-D
why are you eating iceberg lettuce? it has near to nothing nutritional value wise. why not kale?
This is a good question, and here is our answer:-D
While iceberg lettuce has slightly less nutrients than romaine, it is still powerpacked with nutrients and is one of mother nature's vitamin supplements.
We recommend people eat 1/2-2 heads of any lettuce green a day.
Many of our members do not digest and assimilate kale very well and we only recommend eating it occasionally. Kale is high in indigestible cellulose and insoluble fiber which may make it difficult for the body to digest and assimilate its nutrient content. Kale is also high in the antinutrient oxalate acid, and may actually draw out more calcium from the body than it contributes to overcome this problem.