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Old 08-14-2008, 10:29 AM   #1
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Unhappy Lettuce digestion

I just had lunch. I stopped at a local farmer's market and got some things for a salad. I had the salad and felt really sick to my stomach. When I got back to work I went to the bathroom and there was a whole piece of lettuce in the toilet. Is this normal for lettuce to pass through this quickly? The lettuce was not digested at all. I eat salads often and never had this problem before. I have been sick in the stomach a lot lately after eating so I am not sure if this is linked or not. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 08-14-2008, 03:01 PM   #2
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Re: Lettuce digestion

Lettuce is hard to digest, was probably a body response to get the contents out of your system. Why? who knows. But yes lettuce is an insoluble fiber that many people have a hard time digesting.

Old 08-14-2008, 10:33 PM   #3
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Re: Lettuce digestion

To eat it you have to chew it extremely well.

Old 08-15-2008, 04:03 AM   #4
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Re: Lettuce digestion

Thank you! I still feel sick in the stomach so who knows what is going on. I really appreciate your reply!

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