I had a nice salad for dinner tonight, no poops, but big gases, haha :)
My suggestion to you is to buy a head of lettuce or some of that pre-packaged stuff and rinse it off when you get home. Make yourself a lettuce-only salad and try to eat other neutral things that you know agree with you throughout the day. If it doesn't have the same hold on you, then you know that it is the handling, not the produce itself. But- if you do have the same reaction, then maybe you have an allergy or your system just does not like lettuce... and then I would recommend sugar snap peas to appease the greenies :)
I'm 21 years old, so I doubt it has to do with age.
Shmee might be on to something though, I'm going to start buying REAL heads of lettuce, which are cheaper anyway, and see what happens.
I get gross lettuce burps 99% of the time after eating lettuce. It doesn't matter what kind it is, or where I buy it from. I've had it my whole life. For once I'd like to eat a salad, taste it once, and not have to taste it again a hundred times throughout the day as I continue to burp up the same taste continually. It only happens with lettuce. It sucks because I'd never substitute with cabbage or spinach- I can't stand that stuff. Anyone know how to make lettuce burps go away?
have you tried something likehttp://blog.fatfreevegan.com/2009/01/ridiculo usly-easy-grilled-romaine-salad.html a grilled romaine salid, where the lettus is cooled so its less firm, kinda like wilting spinich so you still have to chew and isn't mushy.
Also have you tried doing salids with greens that arn't lettus, or the ones that are "spring mixes" where they have the frilly stuff, that is softer and mgiht be easier to digest.. or just leaving the lettus out, and just doing a chopped salid of veggies that you can digest well?
My stomach can't handle grilled. I love veggies, but I also love lettuce and hate leaving it out of my salad. For me, it's not a salad without lettuce.
I don't know if it's a gas thing, but don't they make pills or vitamins to get rid of burping and gas?
Hi there, regular old store-bought lettuce always gives me diarrhea. Same goes for my Dad... baby spinach seems to be ok, though. I'm 55 and have had this trouble a number of years.
It's a digestive system thing - particularly your colon. Every female on my mother's side of the family has colon issues, and lettuce, certain beans, and raw onions just do not break down easily in our bodies. There are some people who have the necessary acids and such to digest extremely high fiber veggies; the rest of us have to choose to endure the gas and other grossness or find other ways to get our fiber. And yes, it does get worse with age. :)
Ever since I was young enough to remember, on a lot of occasions when I go out to eat, it does not agree with me. I am 16 and I've narrowed it down to lettuce, but it's not everytime. I don't exactly know if it's a food allergy or what, but it's a litteral pain in the behind! I'm just lucky on my prom night I didn't order lettuce!! :P
I'm not sure about the age thing and lettuce. I quit eating lettuce salads a long time ago because lettuce seemed to wilt so fast, if I didn't eat it right away. I long ago switched to using green cabbage and dicing it/shredding it myself. I basically eat it the same way as I use to the lettuce salads.
I have found that a head of cabbage keeps a fairly long time, does not wilt as fast, and has a fuller flavor.
However, I know of no reason why cabbage would be any easier to digest than lettuce.
Best of luck!
Shane -- serious zombie thread; OP hasn't logged on since Jan 2008....
I only looked at the date on the preceding message before I posted.
Well, at the very least I managed to cracker-jacks myself.
Thanks for the heads-up! LOLOL!!!!!!!!!!!
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