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1/7/10 9:30 P

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Sometimes when we are sick, we have to eat what our taste buds are willing to take, as well as our stomachs. I used to love eating soup with tons of veggies when I am sick, but cannot do the precanned stuff anymore, have to make it from scratch and most times don't feel like messing with it when I am sick. Take care Greenbird75 and feel better soon!

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1/7/10 8:26 P

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didn't get this one, all of us here have been sick with colds, didn't feel like cooking. Had pizza was surprised my salt was under the 2000 for today, but I did ok the rest of the day....later, later gb75

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1/7/10 1:02 P

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That's ok...there are some things on the list I won't eat either. Though I will try things different ways to see if I like it prepared differently, sometimes I surprise myself and other times it is what I expected, not liking it.

But, everyone has their own preferences and that's fine, just as long as you eat some form of green veggies. They are very good about cleansing your body of toxins, as they are usually rich in fiber. They work wonders for the liver, which is a major factor in keeping your metabolism going well and your immune system functioning properly.

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1/6/10 10:18 P

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The only 2 things on your list I will eat are the cabbage and romain lettuce. But I eat a lot of them, plus some brussel sprouts sometimes. It doesn't matter who tries to tell me broccoli is good for me, I have never been aable to stomache it. As for beet greens, turnup tops, etc, I'd rather starve first. I just can't handle them.

So I'll do my coleslaw.......

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1/6/10 8:57 P

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Going to try to get this one, on thur. Will check back. emoticon

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1/6/10 5:02 P

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I love leafy greens! Family calls me a rabbit because I love salad so much..just not iceberg, please! I read that romaine also has sedative/relaxing properties, and parsley is a natural diuretic.
I've never tried cooking a 'mess' from scratch, but I get a canned mixed or turnip greens from Walmart that comes in a reduced sodium version, 'southern' seasoned..they are so good! I flat out crave them sometimes. I love mixing them in mashed potatoes or couscous, lol.



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1/6/10 4:12 P

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emoticon I can do this! Broccoli is a favorite. Spinach for me but the rest of the family won't touch it! The Swiss chard is fine, but I didn't realize it was high in salt. emoticon for the challenge.

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1/6/10 3:49 P

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I love my green leafy veggies. I put spinach into almost everything I can to help keep veggies in our diet around here. I love making eggs florentine or a spinach fritatta (crustless quiche). Last night made some Turnip greens, with roots and a little low sodium ham for seasoning. Was delicious!

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Do you eat dark green, leafy vegetables? Do you know why these foods are beneficial to you?

*Few of us even eat the minimum USDA recommendations of 3 cups of dark green vegetables per week.

*Dark green leafy vegetables are, calorie for calorie, perhaps the most concentrated source of nutrition of any food.

*They are a rich source of minerals (including iron, calcium, potassium, and magnesium) and vitamins, including vitamins K, C, E, and many of the B vitamins.

*Dark green leaves even contain small amounts of Omega-3 fats.

*Greens have very little carbohydrate in them, and the carbs that are there are packed in layers of fiber, which make them very slow to digest. In general, greens have very little impact on blood glucose.

Your challenge today is to eat at least one cup of dark green leafy vegetables. What vegetables fall into this category?

*Arugula
*Broccoli
*Collard Greens
*Spinach
*Swish Chard (note this is naturally high in sodium)
*Dandelion Greens
*Kale
*Seaweed
*Bok Choy
*Turnip Greens
*Endive
*Cabbage
*Chicory
*Mustard Greens
*Romaine Lettuce

Have a great day!


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