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    I've been eating very little vegetables, though I love them, because I think I got too hung up on the 'very low carb' stuff. Now, I know the organ-meat-eaters here will shout that this is not a problem, but I'm not eating organ-meat. I do take a multivitamin and fish-oil. However, I'm feeling like I'm missing something. My arms are begining to show up with bruises all over them, and I just dont *look* right, like that nice glow that I've had when at my healthiest and strongest. I get plenty of sun and eat plenty of fat. But something is missing and I don't feel right-- I need nutrient-rich foods and I need them fast.

    I think Iron is important to look at right now for me, especially with the bruising, and possibly vitamin-C too (since i'm really not eating much citrus?). Please, give me your input on getting your vitamins and minerals from vegetables. Which ones? I eat a lot of spinach and kale but it seems like the leaves in a salad can't possibly provide all that I need.

    Oh yeah, and IRON PLEASE?

    -写
    Little Saiyan

  • #2
    just did a quick google search since bruising sounded familiar. This link might help
    http://www.mamashealth.com/nutrition/defi.asp
    Calm the f**k down.

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    • #3
      You may want to consider a supplement such as Perfect Food, which contains a wide range of greens:

      Perfect Food capsules
      http://www.iherb.com/Garden-of-Life-...lets/3157?at=0

      Perfect Food powder
      http://www.iherb.com/Garden-of-Life-...ings/3155?at=0

      You can't get much more nutrient-rich than this!

      There are a very large number of potential causes of easy bruising (I found one list that had 330 potential causes!). I would say, just start introducing colorful, nonstarchy veggies into your diet, and go from there.

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      • #4
        eat some brocolli and spinach tonight.

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        • #5
          Nutritionfacts/fitday it up. Go through each and every essential nutrient and ensure that you have a viable source. Steamed spinach is good; you're not going to get a lot of minerals from vegetables unless they're cooked. Eat insidey parts of animals like hearts and kidneys, take supplements if needed. Lack of good nutrition is like the worst thing you can do to your body other than guzzling a bottle of soybean oil.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Stabby View Post
            Eat insidey parts of animals like hearts and kidneys, take supplements if needed. Lack of good nutrition is like the worst thing you can do to your body other than guzzling a bottle of soybean oil.
            this made me laugh. insidey parts. so much cuter-sounding than organs. i like it.

            would you rather guzzle a bottle of soybean oil, or eat 20 slices of white bread?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by ikaika View Post
              I think Iron is important to look at right now for me, especially with the bruising, and possibly vitamin-C too (since i'm really not eating much citrus?). Please, give me your input on getting your vitamins and minerals from vegetables. Which ones? I eat a lot of spinach and kale but it seems like the leaves in a salad can't possibly provide all that I need.

              -写
              think dark and bright. red bell peppers have more C than another other food per *calorie*
              kale
              broccoli
              berries
              spinach
              dark and bright.....dark and bright

              It's probably not an iron problem as much as it's a C, B6 problem....but it could be iron.

              I take Natrol My Favorite Multi Take One (link in my sig line). It's $9.50 for 60 days worth and is just right for me. I also take several thousand mg C per day more for antioxidant protection in my skin than anything else.

              K



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              • #8
                Originally posted by lmyers04 View Post
                this made me laugh. insidey parts. so much cuter-sounding than organs. i like it.

                would you rather guzzle a bottle of soybean oil, or eat 20 slices of white bread?
                Ooer, good question. Probably the white bread because the damage would be relatively transient and repairable whereas the PUFAs from the oil would accumulate in my tissues and pwn me constantly for weeks.

                edit: not to mention the phytoestrogens would probably make me grow some breasts.

                Grains are like the neolithic bird food that's keeping most of the world from truly thriving whereas industrial oils are like contemporary death food that is causing a plague.
                Last edited by Stabby; 06-08-2010, 11:21 AM.
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                Anyone who wants to talk nutrition should PM me!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Stabby View Post
                  Grains are like the neolithic bird food that's keeping most of the world from truly thriving whereas industrial oils are like contemporary death food that is causing a plague.
                  +1



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                  • #10
                    Dulse and kelp are also great sources of minerals if you can't quite stomach the stomachs and whatnot. Or so I've heard.

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                    • #11
                      EAT VEG. theres not that many carbs in veg at all realy, especially raw veg in fresh salads.
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                      • #12
                        Dont you eat steak? iRON!
                        "I know what my body needs and what it can handle. There's no better way to achieve my goal than what im doing now. If my regimen leads to my death, be it in six days or six months...I will die fullfiled. The outcome is irrelavent so long as i steer towards my fate. If death is to be my prize, i welcome it with open arms."

                        "A pound of meat a day keeps the doctor away"

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                        • #13
                          Thanks guys! I've been eating a lot of lamb and brisket lately but have been on-the-go so just didn't get the leafy veggies that I usually do, I think. I got responsible yesterday, though
                          Little Saiyan

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