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March 21, 2012 10:41 AM
Every time I eat raw veggies (or an unripe banana), I get terrible indigestion. Has anyone experienced this? And if so, do you know a remedy? I am already limited because im allergic to poultry and shellfish, so I need to eat my veggies! Thanks
March 21, 2012 10:45 AM
My advice: cook the vegetables. Sure they may lose a few vitamins, but you're already not getting the vitamins since you can't digest the raw vegetables.

"Doctor, it hurts every time I go like this. What should I do?"

"Stop going like this."

I used to get a terrible stomach ache if I ate raw onions. I stopped eating raw onions. Problem solved.
Edited by treetop57 On March 21, 2012 10:46 AM
March 21, 2012 11:53 AM
thanks for the advice
March 21, 2012 1:32 PM
April 19, 2012 2:33 PM
I've got the same problem. I ran across this thread while researching it. I haven't found any answers yet but it sucks. Even stuff like tomatoes and carrots which I've always eaten are starting to cause problems.
April 19, 2012 3:02 PM
yes. some vegetables i cant eat raw and have to steam. brocolli and cauliflower are the main ones. since i'm cheap and lazy and dont want to buy a steamer, i put a bit of water in a pot, put the veggies in a colander that fits on top of the pot, cover a best i can with a lid and heat the water.

i figure that way i'm keeping more of the vitamin than if i just put them directly in the water
April 19, 2012 3:29 PM
Hm, I haven't heard of that before. My first thought is you might actually be allergic to a pesticide or whatever they're treating the veggies with where they're grown? Or maybe it has to do with your grocery store?

I would try a different grocery store, if that doesn't work, try organic if you don't already. Personally, I would go to nutritionist and see if they would have a solution, but you can always just cook your veggies - but steam them, they'll lose less nutritents versus boiling or sauteeing.

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