Fibrous Veggies: is there a list anywhere?

Discussion in 'Diet, Nutrition and Supplements' started by jills, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. hoopinjenn

    hoopinjenn The Penis Genius

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    that's all I need is my daily spinach fix :)
     
  2. RuthieJ

    RuthieJ New Member

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    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?
     
  3. kathyjoyce

    kathyjoyce New Member

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    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.
     
  4. cashsmom

    cashsmom New Member

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    can beans (kidney, black, chick, pinto, etc) be used in place of fibrous veggies?
     
  5. Blondell

    Blondell Former Postwhore

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    beans are legumes. They don't count as veggies.
     
  6. cashsmom

    cashsmom New Member

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    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?
     
  7. cdnmom2girls

    cdnmom2girls Member

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    Yes.
     
  8. Blondell

    Blondell Former Postwhore

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    what she said
     
  9. theANNAmal

    theANNAmal Member

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    Are are fibrous veggies considered "free" foods?
     
  10. cdnmom2girls

    cdnmom2girls Member

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    No. Read the bottom of your food plan; your specific parameters should be outlined there.
     
  11. Inatic

    Inatic Ya Gotta Wanna! Moderator

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    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.
     
  12. theANNAmal

    theANNAmal Member

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    Okay thanks, just wasn't sure. I am still trying to figure everything out...
     
  13. BookWorm22

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    green beans and spagetti squash are included! sweet! They weren't on my list from erik but i'll be adding them :).
     
  14. cdnmom2girls

    cdnmom2girls Member

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    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.
     
  15. BookWorm22

    BookWorm22 Member

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    I can sub! Maybe I'll try that instead of my sweet potato! YUMM! are green beans a fiborous veggie though?
     
  16. cdnmom2girls

    cdnmom2girls Member

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    Yes.
     
  17. jamistar77

    jamistar77 Well-Known Member

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    seriously olives???? They are high in fat and are NOT fibrous.
     
  18. jamistar77

    jamistar77 Well-Known Member

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    I eat SO many veggies. It makes up most of my meals.. Cabbage, zucchini, onions. YUM!
     
  19. LTrubenbacher

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    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?
     
  20. Inatic

    Inatic Ya Gotta Wanna! Moderator

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    are you eating any other starches?
     

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