I hate vegetables - will this suffice?
- 12-09-2009, 07:22 AM
I hate vegetables - will this suffice?
I love fruits but I am a low carb guy. I get in a ton of anti-oxidants form supplements and I get my fiber from low carb breads, etc.
I feel I am missing "something" from being devoid of veggies.
Will a product like this "replace" my veggies in total?
Arent these products simply ground down veggies?
- 12-09-2009, 07:26 AM
12-09-2009, 07:29 AM
12-09-2009, 07:34 AM
Thanks for the input but this is not what Im looking for at all
Vegemite is made from used brewers' yeast extract, a by-product of beer manufacturing, and various vegetable and spice additives. It is salty, slightly bitter, and malty — similar to beef bouillon. The texture is smooth and sticky. It is not as intensely flavoured as British Marmite and it is less sweet than the New Zealand version of Marmite.
12-09-2009, 07:34 AM
I just can't understand how some hate veggies? Damn, they are the more delicious foods out there ... maybe I am an odd ball.
12-09-2009, 07:58 AM
I know I know. Other than that, I eat clean and healthy as heck too!
Just not a fan of anything green unless I slather it with 10 pounds of butter or cheese to mask the taste and that's counter productive of course LOL
Anyone help out here?
12-09-2009, 08:10 AM
I have to say that I don't think there is any good replacement for vegtables in your diet. I could be wrong but I would never cut them out of mine.
Unremarkable is no way to go through life... Doug
12-09-2009, 08:51 AM
i eat veg but not as many as i should. i added in v8 fusion. i think that helps and it tastes good, like fruit.
12-09-2009, 08:57 AM
I too hate vegatables and am curious what others have to say. I do drink a glass of V8 Fusion each day (tastes sweet like fruit) but I dont think its enough-- Plus its expensive!
12-09-2009, 09:08 AM
there's no replacement for the whole food nutrition veggies contain. you can buy all the greens products you like but supplements will never effectively replace whole food. the best thing you could probably do is juice your veggies. i believe it's fair to say we're all big boys here. eat your veggies, you're not 5 anymore they're good for you. if you need to season them a little bit and add some melted cheese on them to be able to down them, so be it. just eat them. your body will thank you.
12-09-2009, 09:14 AM
12-09-2009, 09:36 AM
12-09-2009, 09:48 AM
Purebred....i'm digging your pic of Eva Angelina
12-09-2009, 10:03 AM
12-09-2009, 10:04 AM
Well maybe the fact that vegetables reduce risk of many cancers may make you change your mind about eating them. For example, broccoli reduces risk of colon cancer and it's not just because of antioxidants.
12-09-2009, 10:38 AM
12-09-2009, 11:29 AM
12-09-2009, 11:38 AM
Suck it up. That's what sacrifice and dedication is. There's no substitute for whole food veggies. Get creative. Learn how to cook. You can Stir fry broccoli, cauliflower, onions, carrots with some sesame oil or olive oil with some spices and it's really good. I hate most veggies myself but without them I have big digestive issues, and overall I just feel worse. You create a big acid environment in your body which will make you bloated all the time.
ôLord, whom shall we go away to? You have sayings of everlasting life"- John 6:68
12-09-2009, 11:50 AM
Easy way to get down a ton of vegetables is to make a smoothie.
4 oz of baby spinach
1.5-2 scoops protein powder
1/2 C berries
This is a hugely alkalinic drink that supplies 3 servings of produce and 35-50g of protein (depending on amount and brand). There's about 30g of carbs in it, but at least 6g of fiber as well.
You can be creative with these and you can't taste the spinach at all.
M.Ed. Ex Phys
12-09-2009, 12:10 PM
"Theoretically" (key word here).......ALL the essential phytonutrients and antioxidants and GOOD CRAP that comes from veggies (even exotic ones rarely ingested in a normal/high veggie intake diet) are in the powders minus the calories and carbs (good for dieting??).
In addition to that, you get "theoretically" MUCH more micronutrients from a few table spoons of the GREENS as we all know 90% of fruits and veggies are water.
Am I flawed in my thinking?
In other words, sure, the greens drinks maybe missing SOME components normally found in eating veggies, but perhaps it's a suitable/close second place. !?!?!?
Isn't this akin to slamming a protein shake with pure protein verses eating a fat steak (with the fat and protein and cholesterol and k/cal)??
Isn't this also akin to taking fish oil STRAIGHT as opposed to ingesting 500-1,000
k/cal of salmon daily to get comparable EFA's ??
Isn't this also akin to taking Celery Seed extract for blood pressure support as opposed to eating 10 pounds of celery stalks daily??
Isn't this also akin to taking 5 grams of Creatine as opposed to eating 10 pounds of red meat for said amount??
Isn't this also akin to taking ONE caffeine capsule as opposed to drinking 2-3 cups of coffee??
Isn't this also akin to taking a (comprehensive) calcium supplement daily with zero calories as opposed to drinking a gallon of milk every day??
12-09-2009, 12:12 PM
look into golden gains, nearly 2 days equivalent of fruit and veggies in 1 serving
12-09-2009, 12:21 PM
Back.... for real this time
12-09-2009, 01:17 PM
12-09-2009, 01:38 PM
12-09-2009, 02:42 PM
I`m big on green supplements. Progressive puts out a top notch product. I will even say it`s a better substitute to vege`s as it`s much, much more complete. The only way to see if it`s true is to try it yourself for 2 months. Plus at about $1 a serving it`s less expensive and has more nutrition that`s found in vegetables.
The exception would be somebody on a keto diet, I`d go with as much whole food as possible to keep you feeling full, making the diet easier to follow.
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