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Doctor insights on: Eating Raw Greens

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I am 20 years old and recently started eating an all raw veggie diet . Should I be worried if I have loose stool or see bits of greens in the toilet ?

I am 20 years old and recently started eating an all raw veggie diet . Should I be worried if I have loose stool or see bits of greens in the toilet ?

Side effects: Mr. Green make sure you eat a balanced diet. Avoid nutritional deficiencies particularly Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, Selenium, Zinc, Iron, Omega -3-fatty acid Make sure you are getting enough protein and calcium. All raw veggie diet needs nutritionist guidance for long term ...Read more

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Are leafy greens healthier cooked or raw?

Are leafy greens healthier cooked or raw?

Raw: Leafy greens are best because cooking denatures the enzymes in the plants to some degree. It is more difficult to digest them however, because cooking helps with that. You might consider a raw salad and par-boil for other meals. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Will eating more raw vegetables and fruit help with constipation due to meds? What foods do better in having a BM? If meds is cause, solution?

Will eating more raw vegetables and fruit help with constipation due to meds? 

What foods do better in having a BM? 

If meds is cause, solution?

Yes ...: In general, we believe higher fiber foods provide a better substrate for the formation of feces. High-fiber (read the label!) cereal, especially containing bran, is a good choice. Also beans, high fiber/whole grain bread, dried fruit, berries, nuts, plums/pears, apples, broccoli. Lots of water and exercise also help. Talk with doc about med change, but usually diet changes will work. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is eating a fully raw vegan/fruit diet really worth it and the best diet? My friends eyes turned from brown to green eating raw for yrs? How is this

Is eating a fully raw vegan/fruit diet really worth it and the best diet? My friends eyes turned from brown to green eating raw for yrs? How is this

Vegan diet requires: precision in how one eats. Raw foods are good but can create GI problems because digesting them is more difficult. Some folks include diary in their vegetarian diet to insure protein intake and par-boil some veggies. Peace and good health. Yolks too! ...Read more

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A doctor in my country said eating a lot of raw green peas weakens young boys' sperms.Does this make sense?

A doctor in my country said eating a lot of raw green peas weakens young boys' sperms.Does this make sense?

Sperm friendly: Peas are not thought to harm sperm production and most boys do not begin producing sperm until adolescence. In fact, many people feel peas are a sperm friendly food source. Let your boys eat a balanced diet and they should grow up healthy! ...Read more

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I have digestion disorders & chronic constipation despite drinking about 3 liters of water &eating high amount of fibers (raw&cooked vegetables) , why?

I have digestion disorders & chronic constipation despite drinking about 3 liters of water &eating high amount of fibers (raw&cooked vegetables) , why?

See a doc: Some people have sluggish bowel, colonic inertia. Sometimes meds or hormones play a role. Gyn or pelvic muscle issues, internal hernias, other. Get checked. ...Read more

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Been eating 14 cups of raw vegetables everyday for 14 days with 3 potent alkaline waters. Mild disorientation, diarrhea, breathing hard, nausea? Help!

Been eating 14 cups of raw vegetables everyday for 14 days with 3 potent alkaline waters. Mild disorientation, diarrhea, breathing hard, nausea? Help!

Extremely unwise: Why are you surprised? To sustain your organs, muscles, immune system, life you need protein calories. You chose a diet with no protein but only sugar calories. This was EXTREMELY unwise. Your body is now probably trying to stay alive by digesting some of your muscles and organs to get the protein it needs. Go eat the right calories to sustain life: Proteins. ...Read more

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Might eating raw vegetables cause a stomach ache?

Might eating raw vegetables cause a stomach ache?

Raw veggies: Not if eaten in moderation. If you eat too much, sure. Some veggies areole likely to cause gas. It is trial and error with your body. ...Read more

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Is it considered malabsorption IF I have a loose bowel movement 2 - 3 hours usually after eating ALOT of vegetables. Steamed and raw vegetables.

Is it considered malabsorption IF I have a loose bowel movement 2 - 3 hours usually after eating ALOT of vegetables.  Steamed and raw vegetables.

Possible IBS: You could have IBS, aka Irritable Bowel Syndrome. You could have malabsorption issues. A possible food allergy may cause these symptoms. Many people suffer for bean/legume allergies or sensitivities. See you doctor for food allergy testing discussion. ...Read more

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Do i boil the leafy greens veggies or eat them raw while taking coumadin (warfarin)?

Do i boil the leafy greens veggies or eat them raw while taking coumadin (warfarin)?

Cooking no change: Leafy green veggies have lots of good stuff for our bodies. You can continue eating them. Try to eat a consistent amount though. If you vary the amount you eat, your level of vitamin k will jack up and down, which will make your inr yo-yo. So eating a steady amount of leafy greens will help prevent this and you can keep getting the good healthy veggie benefits too, . ...Read more

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I'm going to maintain diet. And i want to eat raw vegetables so tell me what can I eat and give me a food schedule!

I'm going to maintain diet. And i want to eat raw vegetables so tell me what can I eat and give me a food schedule!

Raw vegetables: People vary widely in the foods they can tolerate, much less the ones that work best for their own metabolism. We don't know what your goals are, what your health is like, medications you might be on, etc. For an individualized plan, you need your own doctor and nutritionist to work with. They can take your history and work with you to develop your own next steps. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Can you eat raw frozen and raw fresh vegetables as long as you rinse them first? I don't see the issue since we don't cook our raw fruit.

Can you eat raw frozen and raw fresh vegetables as long as you rinse them first? I don't see the issue since we don't cook our raw fruit.

OK for most BUT...: Many people eat only raw vegetables (and raw food) for health benefits, but many nutrients in vegetables are better absorbed when cooked (esp. if boiled or steamed) while others are degraded by cooking. Cruciferous veggies have chemicals that suppress thyroid function if eaten in excess that are deactivated by cooking. See http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/raw-veggies-are-healthier/ ...Read more

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Is it safe to use raw green vegetables in smoothies?

Raw Food: I think that medicine may be neutral about this. As long as the vegetables are cleaned properly there would be no health concerns. We eat raw vegetables all the time in salads and such. ...Read more