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How much is TOO MUCH when eating vegetables?

by 430 · June 08, 2013 at 04:25 PM

I like vegetables because they always add something to a dish and without them you wouldnt be able to hit your daily vitmains/minerals.

So how much do you eat per day on average as i dont want to eat too much like kale (where i get thyroid problems) or spinach (oxalic acid).

Its like every food has a problem with it and it makes it more difficult to choose espically since im prone to acne and other health problems!

Could use your help guys!

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40550 · June 06, 2013 at 07:57 PM

Can't say I've run into too many vegetables in my experience. Generally I'm eating around 2-3 pounds of plant matter daily, not all fiberous, but a good amount of it is.

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10149 · June 07, 2013 at 12:58 AM

too much is when you are so full of vege you don't eat enough protein and fat.....

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5584 · June 06, 2013 at 07:24 PM

I usually eat 1 cup a day of cooked veggies. my go-to is a mixture of zucchini, mushrooms, carrots, and onions cooked in bacon fat with a dash of turmeric. i sometimes add a handful of baby spinach in there if i have it, but i don't include any raw veggies or greens in my diet.

i basically eat the veggies for flavor and added texture in my meat dishes. i don't see a point to eat any more since that just makes my bowel movements bigger and i like small ones.

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103 · June 08, 2013 at 04:25 PM

The only plants that don't want you dead (or not eating them) are fruits, so it's probably a good idea to stick to a bit cooked or fermented veg for the nutrients, taste, and breaking up the monotony.

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351 · June 07, 2013 at 02:08 PM

I personally feel like you can't have too many vegetables but that's just how my body responds to them... My dad actually had problems with his back (because of oxalic acid) after eating 2 bins of spinach a week for a few months. Do you shove nutrients off your plate with veggies? If so, just eat the rest of your meal first and then have as many vegetables as you'd like!

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370 · June 06, 2013 at 09:36 PM

Anecdotes of people OD'ing on vegetable-derived nutrients are few and far between. I eat as much veg as I can afford or until I feel full, whichever comes first. Mostly cooked, some raw. Of course, your mileage will vary; I suggest trial and error to determine the optimal vegetable plan for your body. There's nothing resembling a concrete answer.

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