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Doctor insights on: Lettuce Wrap

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Can you really lose weight eating wheat germ in lettuce wraps?

Can you really lose weight eating wheat germ in lettuce wraps?

Weight loss anytime: Losing weight has nothing to do with what you eat, a recent study showed. If you follow a diet that lowers your consumption of calories, you will lose weight whether it is high fat or low fat, high protein or low carb. It's basic math: eat less, weigh less. www.ncbi.nlm. Gov/pmc/articles/pmc2763382/. ...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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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

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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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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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I ate tiny brown slugs in organic lettuce by accident. Can this cause disease? If so what kind of disease. I am quite concerned.

I ate tiny brown slugs in organic lettuce by accident. Can this cause disease? If so what kind of disease. I am quite concerned.

Very low risk: Hello! I am sorry to know about your eating accident. You have a low chance to become ill. Slugs are mostly harmless to humans. The problem is that in VERY RARE cases, they can carry inside small worms that can cause disease in humans. There have been some cases of meningitis reported in Hawaii, New Orleans and the Gulf. Go to the doctor is you develop headache and or fever. I hope this helps ...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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Does lettuce give you gas?

Does lettuce give you gas?

Possibly: Lettuce can contribute to fibre in diet and hence roughage....meaning bulk in the stools. This can retain stools and bloat you. Regular BMs is the best solution to decrease gas. Simethicone can help reduce gas . ...Read more

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Does lettuce contains uric acid?

Does lettuce contains uric acid?

No: No food contains uric acid. Food contains purines which are metabolized to uric acid. Lettuce does not. ...Read more