Discussion in 'Diet, Nutrition and Supplements' started by jills, Jul 18, 2008.
that's all I need is my daily spinach fix
I'm chiming in late on this, but I have recently read that spinach's bioavailability is at its peak when wilted and not fresh. Any thoughts on this?
Yes the bioavailabilty of spinach will be far better if fresh. It's packed with iron and is considered a superfood. To make it even more bioavailable you could make spinach soup. Nutrients are more easily absorbed into the body in liquid form.
can beans (kidney, black, chick, pinto, etc) be used in place of fibrous veggies?
beans are legumes. They don't count as veggies.
Thanks Blondell, how can you incorporate beans into your diet? would they be considered a carb and take the place of rice, bread, potatoes, etc?
what she said
Are are fibrous veggies considered "free" foods?
No. Read the bottom of your food plan; your specific parameters should be outlined there.
the only free would be greens like spinach and salad.. but that also in dependant on individual plan. As Sophie stated, it will state so on your plan under your diet/menu.
Okay thanks, just wasn't sure. I am still trying to figure everything out...
green beans and spagetti squash are included! sweet! They weren't on my list from erik but i'll be adding them .
Sadly, spaghetti squash is a carb. The great thing is if you're allowed to sub, it's great when you're looking for volume.
I can sub! Maybe I'll try that instead of my sweet potato! YUMM! are green beans a fiborous veggie though?
seriously olives???? They are high in fat and are NOT fibrous.
I eat SO many veggies. It makes up most of my meals.. Cabbage, zucchini, onions. YUM!
i would be really interested to see how much is too much with fibrous vegies.. becoz i eat about 200g of green beans with 4 of my meals each day... overboard?
are you eating any other starches?