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I've heard that iceberg lettuce has limited nutritional value. Is that true?

I've heard that iceberg lettuce has limited nutritional value. Is that true?

No: Iceberg lettuce pales next to dark leafy greens. But it's not so bad. There's vitamin c, potassium and iron, folate, vit k too. It's got very few calories and no fat. And it makes a wonderful edible cup, bowl or plate for all kinds of tasty dishes. ...Read more

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I eat iceberg lettuce and cucumber with oil and vinaigrette everyday, that's all I eat and all I wanna eat. Is it possible to get fat??

I eat iceberg lettuce and cucumber with oil and vinaigrette everyday, that's all I eat and all I wanna eat. Is it possible to get fat??

Of course it is : Possible to get obese if you eat enough of anything. In this case the oil and vinaigrette would be the calories... Though it is not likely to happen. You could definitely have high cholesterol without being overweight though. ...Read more

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Which is a better choice: a plate of baby carrots steamed or 1/4 of an iceberg lettuce?

Which is a better choice:  a plate of baby carrots steamed or 1/4 of an iceberg lettuce?

Depends on goal: These are both vegetables. The steamed carrots have higher nutritional content and assuming you eat the lettuce without dressing, there are more calories in the carrots. The lettuce has a higher fiber content although that depends upon the size of the carrot plate. Is your goal to lose weight? Regularize your GI tract? Or what? And what is your age? ...Read more

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What besides carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce are healthy, minimal calorie snacks? Any other suggestions?

What besides carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce are healthy, minimal calorie snacks? Any other suggestions?

Stop!!!!: Hi, please do not overload on low calorie snacks. That doesn't work! lots of low cal carbs are digested rather quickly; leaving you hungry so stop. By eating less food you will shrink your stomach in a way, so consider a higher protein, lowish carb , low-mod fat eating plan. You will feel more full, less hungry, more satisfied; therefore less likely to want to eat more calorie laden food! ...Read more

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I ate an iceberg lettuce salad w/6 croutons and some cheese and ranch dressing and got extremely tired. Couldn't keep my eyes open. Suggestions why?

I ate an iceberg lettuce salad w/6 croutons and some cheese and ranch dressing and got extremely tired. Couldn't keep my eyes open. Suggestions why?

Salad's not the: culprit, but your overall diet may be at fault, especially if you don't have anything else other than salad to carry you through the day, and/or have a light breakfast too. If you ate other high carb (other than croutons, salad dressing, and cheese) with the meal, often people do experience a 'post-prandial alkaline tide' that can make you feel tired, as all the circulation is going to your gut. ...Read more

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Why is lettuce good for you ?

Why is  lettuce good for you ?

Many good nutrients: Lettuce is low in calories but rich in vitamins, minerals , fiber ; phytonutrients ; has a surprising amount of protein. Romaine ; red lettuces are healthiest. I strongly advise choosing organic when possible as conventional lettuce often has high pesticide residues. See http://www.Care2.Com/greenliving/10-powerful-advantages-of-eating-lettuce.Html ; http://www.Nutrition-and-you.Com/lettuce.Html. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how come you can get e/coli from lettuce, green onions ect should be washed before you eat but, mushrooms?

Can you tell me how come you can get e/coli from lettuce, green onions ect should be washed before you eat but, mushrooms?

They can all have it: Any produce grown or processed near livestock or meat products may be contaminated by e. Coli. In general, you should wash your produce carefully and consider steaming, boiling or sauteing your vegetables, if you are worried about getting sick. Make sure you cut vegetables first before cutting meat or use separate cutting boards or wash board in hot, soapy water after cutting meat. ...Read more

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Found lettuce on my sandwich that had a brown slightly slimy spot. Removed it and ate the sandwich. Will I get sick from cross contamination?

Found lettuce on my sandwich that had a brown slightly slimy spot. Removed
 it and ate the sandwich. Will
I get sick from cross contamination?

Food poisoning...: Usually food poisoning symptoms develop within the first couple of hours after ingestion. Based on what you are describing this should not affect you. If it was contaminated you should have symptoms by now. If that was the case plenty of fluids and rest most of the time helps. In cases where the people gets very sick then they should be seen.If no symptoms then there is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be allergic to lettuce?

Is it possible to be allergic to lettuce?

Possible: The most common food allergens are egg, milk, wheat, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish and fish. Other foods can cause allergic reaction but are much less likely. ...Read more