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Doctor insights on: The Nutrition In Cabbage Vs Lettuce

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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, (folic acid) 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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Does lettuce, tomato, beans, apple, cabbage, broccoli contain uric acid? My doctor said to control it for pain in my left heel joint. Thanks for your

Does lettuce, tomato, beans, apple, cabbage, broccoli contain uric acid? My doctor said to control it for pain in my left heel joint. Thanks for your

Low purine content: Which gets converted to uric acid. You did not state whether you we're diagnosed with gout or hyperurecemia elevated blood levels of uric acid. ...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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Why is poop full of lettuce?

Lettuce: Humans do not digest green leafy vegetables well, hence many times an individual may still see semi-digested products within the stool. ...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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Do I have lettuce allergy?

Do I have lettuce allergy?

Possible: Yes, it is possible to have allergy to lettuce, but it is one of the more rare food allergies. ...Read more

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Possible to have lettuce allergy?

Possible to have lettuce allergy?

Possible: Yes, it is possible to have allergy to lettuce, but it is one of the more rare food allergies. ...Read more

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Is there a possible lettuce allergy?

Is there a possible lettuce allergy?

Possible: Yes, it is possible to have allergy to lettuce, but it is one of the more rare food allergies. ...Read more

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Is lettuce full of bacteria if not cooked?

Is lettuce full of bacteria if not cooked?

Who cooks lettuce?: There are rare outbreaks of pathogenic e coli from lettuce, but it's so widely consumed raw that it would seem reasonable simply to wash it. You can't spend your life terrified of food-borne illness -- just be prudent. ...Read more

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Do I have a lettuce allergy? What are signs?

Possible: Yes, it is possible to have allergy to lettuce, but it is one of the more rare food allergies. Typical symptoms would be mouth itching or soreness, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, hives, itching or rarely in more severe cases trouble breathing, drop in blood pressure (shock), or death. You only need one or two of these symptoms to suspect an allergy. ...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

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Can I give my 1 month old lettuce tea?

Can I give my 1 month old lettuce tea?

No, not at all.: Babies under 6 months should have only breastmilk or infant based formula with iron. Water, tea, juice etc can cause electrolyte imbalances in a baby that may even cause seizures. Also, they have no nutritional value and at this age it is important for baby to get as many calories as possible to promote healthy growth and development. ...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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If I walked/hiked 20kms will I gain weight the next day if I have more than an egg and lettuce sandwich and six boiled lollies please, I am worried?

If I walked/hiked 20kms will I gain weight the next day if I have more than an egg and lettuce sandwich and six boiled lollies please, I am worried?

I DON'T KNOW: And I think worrying about it is more UNHEALTHY than being FAT!


If you are very worried BUY a FITBIT (or if you are an "Apple" girl and I WATCH Both will take in some data and tell you how many calories you are BURNING. Count the calories in your Daily Food and USE some MATH to answer your questions! BUT
NOT TO WORRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hope this help ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Lettuce allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Lettuce allergy?

Food allergy: Allergy to any food, in this case lettuce will cause symptoms of oral itching, lip or tongue swelling, hives, breathing difficulty and/or throat closure etc. It is caused by IgE antibody against a specific protein in the food. Food allergy is diagnosed with clinical history followed by skin or blood test and that information helps establish the diagnosis and severity of the allergy ...Read more

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Can lettuce cause excess gas if you donot have a gallbladder?

Can lettuce cause excess gas if you donot have a gallbladder?

Yes: Lettuce is a food that commonly causes gas whether you have a gallbladder or not. Gallbladders store bile which helps digest fats, so people often have a harder time digesting fats after gallbladder surgery. I advise taking bile salts/fat-digesting enzymes in those without gallbladders. Having no gallbladder should not increase gas from lettuce. Carbohydrate-digesting enzymes & probiotics may help. ...Read more

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What if I replace one meal with lettuce and lemon?

Lettuce/Lemon: Interesting combination. If u like the taste, sure. ...Read more

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Can you eat rhubarb whilst takinging warfarin also lettuce.

Can you eat rhubarb whilst takinging warfarin also lettuce.

Can? Yes. Should? No: Lettuce & rhubarb are rich in vitamin K. As such, they will interact with coumadin (warfarin). The amount of interaction depends on the coumadin dose, the amount of rhubarb / lettuce you eat, & genetically what your liver can metabolize. All this is hard to track - it's best to either not eat these foods, or eat the SAME, small AMOUNT, consistently at EVERY MEAL at the SAME TIME each day. TTYD. ...Read more

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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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Is eating yogurt, lettuce and only drinking water for two weeks safe?

Diet: See no problem as yogurt especially greek style has probiotics and high protein. But body needs other nutrients from grains, vegetables, anti oxidants like blueberries, spinach etc. Why do want to do this 2 week thing? For what purpose.? Ask. Yourself what are you doing. ...Read more

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Can the e coli breakout in lettuce have anything to do with pesticides?

Can the e coli breakout in lettuce have anything to do with pesticides?

No: E coli are bacteria normally present in feces and fecal contamination of lettuce is the cause of this infection. Pesticide ingestion is not good for you, but it does not cause e coli infection. ...Read more