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Too much cauliflower??
Posted by: Juno77 ()
Date: October 27, 2009 03:30PM

I have never been one for raw cauliflower, but I found a recipe online I wanted to try that was a cauliflower salad with an orange vinaigrette. I was so happy that I liked the way it taste. I ate the whole salad in one sitting which was about half of a cauliflower. I was making it in a rush cuz i was hungry and was trying to be quiet so my napping toddler was not disturbed, so I forgot to wash it. It was organic, but of course I still always wash my produce. All afternoon after, I felt this heaviness in my belly and last night I started having sharp pain in my tummy while I was trying to sleep. Now today I feel extremely nauseous, still having mild tummy pains. Could it be that I ate too much of it at once? I don't know much about it. I am hating life right now and the thought of ever eating cauliflower again makes me want to ....

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Re: Too much cauliflower??
Posted by: Tamukha ()
Date: October 27, 2009 06:51PM

Juno,

That's a lot of cauliflower in one sitting. Hope it moves along and you pace yourself next time : )

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Re: Too much cauliflower??
Posted by: Juno77 ()
Date: October 27, 2009 09:28PM

so I take it then I am correct and that is not a veggie you can eat a lot of at one time?? I mean, I eat tons of zucchini all the time and it never bothers me, so I assume it cauliflower is just a heavier veggie I suppose. Ugh...I am finally feeling a little better.

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Re: Too much cauliflower??
Posted by: Bryan ()
Date: October 27, 2009 10:06PM

Starch(cauliflower) and acid(vinaigrette) is a bad food combination, meaning that this combination will sit in your stomach a long time without digesting.

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Re: Too much cauliflower??
Posted by: debbietook ()
Date: October 28, 2009 12:49AM

I've noticed cauliflower quite often gives me uncomfortable 'wind'!

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Re: Too much cauliflower??
Posted by: phantom ()
Date: October 28, 2009 01:19AM

A local farmer told me brassicas, in the fall, go through a process that converts more of their starches to sugars than other times of the year, which makes them extra tasty. >8)

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Re: Too much cauliflower??
Posted by: Tamukha ()
Date: October 28, 2009 08:36AM

The starch content in cauliflower is quite low, even prior to ripeness, but maybe Bryan's right. Maybe eat a smaller serving without acids and see what happens? All cruciferi tend to be tough on the human gut, because of the insoluble fiber and sulfers. Maybe have the smaller serving finely minced? I feel like experimenting . . .



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/28/2009 08:38AM by Tamukha.

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Re: Too much cauliflower??
Posted by: Juno77 ()
Date: October 28, 2009 10:31AM

thanks you all. It certainly felt like it was sitting in my stomach a long time. I have not felt so bad in a loooong time. The thought of eating cauliflower today does not bother me, but the thought of eating that exact salad again does, so I will assume Bryan was right...and that I ate too much of it. Trying to fine tune what works for me with Raw and what does not can be a challenge sometimes. I love the days where it all flows smoothly and I feel such energy and joy.

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Re: Too much cauliflower??
Posted by: plainlydressed ()
Date: October 28, 2009 10:37AM

I never liked raw cauliflower, but always loved it cooked (back in my "cooked days"winking smiley. I, too, could eat a whole steamed head in one sitting, without any problems afterward. I wonder if that has to do with the starch content and/or other chemical make-up of the product? I currently rarely ever eat it on my RAW diet because I never cared for it raw, so I never even thought about it. Wow! Very interesting.

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Re: Too much cauliflower??
Posted by: luvyuu ()
Date: October 28, 2009 03:20PM

I read that if you are having gall bladder troubles you should not eat anything from the brassica family... and maybe if you don't have severe gb problems... eating too much can cause problems... just a thought...

love laugh and dream

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Re: Too much cauliflower??
Posted by: plainlydressed ()
Date: October 28, 2009 06:25PM

Anyone ever try to juice cauliflower?

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Re: Too much cauliflower??
Posted by: flipperjan ()
Date: October 31, 2009 06:16PM

just too much cauliflower

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Re: Too much cauliflower??
Posted by: jamielor ()
Date: November 01, 2009 12:54AM

I love raw cauliflower (can't say the same for raw broccoli) but it is very very gassy! I also juice it in small amounts as it is growing in abundance this time of year

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Re: Too much cauliflower??
Posted by: Anonymous User ()
Date: November 03, 2009 10:13PM

Hi, I'd love to try the recipe anyway! Could I have it please? Thanks!

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Re: Too much cauliflower??
Posted by: VeganLife ()
Date: November 07, 2009 10:51PM

I hope its not food poisoning!

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Re: Too much cauliflower??
Posted by: Anonymous User ()
Date: November 08, 2009 05:02PM

hello Brian,

I read your response to this post and it seems to be the most likeliest reason that have caused what i suffered in the passing day. Without noticing the bad combination i added apple cider to rice, thus creating a mess, which made my belly feel really blown up. Like that pain you experience when you try to swallow something when you have a soar throat, that's what i felt if tried to eat something. That i wanted to eat but can't because i feel so full ( and it has been at least 6 hours since lunch which was salad).
I got a similar feeling when eating dates and dehydrated prunes without acoompaniying them with water ( but now i already know it's because of the fibers)

My question is, when i do these nutritional mistakes, how do i correct it ? how do i contradict this swallen up feeling? so i can eat peacefully and not feel it's not appropriate. i am 25 1.72 tall and i weigh 55 kilos, the last thing i would want is to skip meals. Do i just have to wait it out? drink a lot of water ( doesn't help too much)?
I don't have the capabilty to make a green juice or smoothie, which may help, so it makes the situation more challenging.

Of course i would really appreciate anyone's answer and i welcome you to please help me with this issue that i am sure have bothered not only me.

Thanks ahead,

Eric

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Re: Too much cauliflower??
Posted by: OkunDeji ()
Date: November 09, 2009 08:27PM

Eric,
You could try eating some raw okra.

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