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Thursday, August 6, 2015

Eat All The Veggies You Want -- Unless You Have These 5 Medical Problems

Eat All The Veggies You Want -- Unless You Have These 5 Medical Problems

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and other experts recommend eating 5-9 servings of vegetables per day. Healthy eating boosts your immune system, strengthens your heart, and decreases your risk of cancer. However, there are certain vegetables you may want to go easy on, if you have these medical conditions.
  1. Dark leafy vegetables - go easy on these if you are taking blood-thinning medication, like Coumadin. Why? The vitamin K found in dark leafy vegetables such as kale, spinach, and Swiss chard can decrease the effects of blood-thinners.
  2. Artichokes and avocados - these vegetables may cause allergic reactions to people who are allergic to ragweed and latex respectively. People who are allergic to aspirin must also watch eating radishes because they can cause similar side effects.
  3. Tomatoes - this vegetable is higher in acidic value, so people with acid reflux or other intestinal issues will want to go easy on tomatoes.
  4. Asparagus - this vegetable is not good for people with gout. Asparagus contains a substance called purines which increases the production of uric acid -- not good for gout.
  5. Cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts - cabbage, in particular, contains bacteria that wreaks havoc on anyone with gastric-intestinal problems and can cause gas and bloating. Cabbage is especially bad for people with Crohn's disease.

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