Which greens are best to eat?

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  1. Soid

    Soid Renegade of Funk

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    I've been eating just lettuce for a while. Which do you guys think is the supreme green?
     
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    definately not lettuce, unless it's really green looking.

    To replace the lettuce, I make spinach salads instead. The darker the green something is, the better, so I hear.

    Don't take my word as the only word though, you might want to get some of the smarter, experienced guys in here like Kabuki, madmick, zdrax, kou, etc. and let them debate it

    Though let me give you a warning: make sure you put in some time to research(google or just using the search function here) before you ask a very general question like this, or you might get flamed.

    There might be a thread on this already. Go check it.
     
  3. Chad Hamilton

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    Spinach is a much better choice.
    Kelp is a favorite choice of mine.
    Best advice, don't eat head lettuce.
     
  4. Soid

    Soid Renegade of Funk

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    What's head lettuce. Thanks a lot.
     
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    Madmick Cerebrage Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Stuff like chard, kale, spinach, and broccoli are hard to beat.
     
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    http://www.askdrsears.com/html/4/T045300.asp

    THE TOP TEN VEGGIES
    Taking into consideration the following factors - protein, fiber, beta carotene, vitamin C, B-vitamins, folate, calcium, zinc, iron, and phytonutrients - here are our top ten veggies in alphabetical order:

    Artichokes
    Beans (kidney and black)
    Beet greens
    Broccoli
    Chick peas
    Lentils
    Spinach
    Sweet potatoes
    Tofu
    Tomatoes

    Honorable mention: kale, sweet peppers, chili peppers, pumpkin


    Here is another good link:

    http://www.mercola.com/nutritionplan/recommended_vegetables.htm

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  7. KOU In3

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    Wolverine- Good call on the top ten list although you might get some naysayers on the tofu from the anti-soy crowd there.

    Soid- Head lettuce is the lettuce tha you buy by the head (looks like a round ball of lettuce). As opposed to a leaf type or romaine lettuce that looks more like individual pieces of lettuce.




    Personally, I'm a big fan of replacing lettuce with spinach. And broccoli is always easy to cook, and cheap to come by. In all honesty, I'm a bit remiss as a vegetable eater. It's not that I don't like them, just that I tend to focus a lot more on quality carbs, clean proteins, and sufficent calories. Not that that's really acceptable, just that I've found that I know I can't get every detail of the perfect diet so that I make sure I hit the highlights.

    I'd push more for a focus on making the right choices when eating vegetables than anythings else. If you're making a sandwich or salad, don't use iceberg lettuce. Use a 'real' vegetable if choosing a side over the typical corn, etc.

    As to the original question of the 'supreme green' my vote would go to spinach. I couldn't give you the exact rankings of them all but my thoughts are that if I had to stock just one, spinach can be served cooked or raw, used on sandwiches, salads, or as a cooked side. Easy to consume and not bad as far as price.
     
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    Actually this thread and the TC's article on t-mag ( http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do?id=867137 ) have me analyzing my grocery list. I'm definitely going to be changing the way I eat fruits and veggies and stock my kitchen.
     
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    I eat these though i'm not sure they are the best

    Peas
    Spinach
    Brocolli
    Lettuce
    Green beans
    Apargus
     
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    compliment this thread and just shit all over my thread, right ( the fruit one )?
     
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    I'm only surprised asparagus isn't on there, and that beans are included.

    Good list, but I hope everyone keeps in mind these are made all the time. I've seen over a dozen Top 10 lists for veggies, and none are uniform.

    Mostly, I find them useful in writing a grocery list if I don't know what I'm after. But if you have recipes, you're gonna know exactly what you want, anyway.
     
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    The second link that I provided does have asparagus listed.

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    Just bought Asparagus and Spinach. Thanks a lot guys.
     

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