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post #1 of 13 Old 02-10-2014, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
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6 servings of veggies

I inquire about the suitable intake of vegetables per human per day?

moreover can you over do it? How much is too much?
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post #2 of 13 Old 02-10-2014, 08:43 PM
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I don't think you can overdo vegetables. Plants are the most naturalthing humans can eat, I think it's about the one food you can't get too much of.
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post #3 of 13 Old 02-10-2014, 08:49 PM
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2.5 cups of vegetables per day. No, you can't overdo vegetables but do try to make sure you get a variety of them.

2 cups/week of dark green
6 cups/week of orange and red
2 cups/week of beans and peas
6 cups/week of starchy vegetables
5 cups/week of other types of vegetables
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Be sure to eat a large variety, and BUY ORGANIC local from the farmers market!

Beets, kale, spinach, yams, etc for example are just fantastic, but too many of them can cause kidney stones if you are prone.
I turned my daughter's nose orange by feeding her too many carrots when she was a baby... Lol! Harmless but her baby photos are hilarious!
Carrots, Brussels sprouts, onions, celery, and potatoes if eaten in excess break down slowly in the lower tract and can cause some pretty intense gas...
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No such thing as overdoing veggies, during the week, it's all I eat. Good roughage for you!
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boy, I feel positively evil. I hardly eat two servings a day, if that. (and it shows)
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boy, I feel positively evil. I hardly eat two servings a day, if that. (and it shows)
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I don't either. I'm getting a lot better at eating my vegetables daily but I'm consistently under what the recommendations are. I just don't care for most vegetables.

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post #9 of 13 Old 02-10-2014, 11:16 PM
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I think it just depends on the person. I'm more of a fruit person. I do eat vegetables but not the "recommended" amount and according to my blood tests I'm not at any disadvantage for not doing that. My brother, eats them like no tomorrow and could care less about fruit.

I think the only time you can over do it is when you start getting an upset stomach from all the roughage! Also, if I remember correctly eating raw will give you more nutrients than cooking them or even steaming them.
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post #10 of 13 Old 02-13-2014, 03:51 PM
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Some veggies give up their nutrients better if they're lightly cooked (like broccoli), and a little oil or fat helps your body absorb the vitamines.

I've always wondered if the reason I LOVE carrots and apples so much is because horses like them!
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