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    James Guest

    Default Is iceberg lettuce bad for you?

    I know it's basically water and not much else but am I better off
    eating it anyway?

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    Sqwertz Guest

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    James wrote:

    > I know it's basically water and not much else but am I better off
    > eating it anyway?



    You mean like ... all day, every day? Probably not.

    -sw

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    [email protected] Guest

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    James <[email protected]> wrote:
    > I know it's basically water and not much else but am I better off
    > eating it anyway?


    Unless it's contaminated in some way, no it's not bad for you.
    A little fiber and mostly water. What's to cause harm?

    Bill Ranck
    Blacksburg, Va.

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    Giusi Guest

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    "James" <[email protected]> ha scritto nel messaggio
    >I know it's basically water and not much else but am I better off
    > eating it anyway?


    Why not? Especially if it reduces the amount of lard or potato chips you
    might have eaten.



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    jmcquown Guest

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    James wrote:
    > I know it's basically water and not much else but am I better off
    > eating it anyway?



    Better off than what? It's roughage; it won't hurt you. Won't do much
    nutritionally, though.

    Jill


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    Dimitri Guest

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    "James" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    >I know it's basically water and not much else but am I better off
    > eating it anyway?


    NO it's not bad for you.

    If you eat nothing else that's a different story.

    Dimitri


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    kilikini Guest

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    James wrote:
    > I know it's basically water and not much else but am I better off
    > eating it anyway?


    You're better off with something like Romaine lettuce, but unless you have
    digestive issues to worry about, eat up.

    kili



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    Omelet Guest

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    In article <uPpJk.3694$[email protected]>,
    "Dimitri" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > "James" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    > >I know it's basically water and not much else but am I better off
    > > eating it anyway?

    >
    > NO it's not bad for you.
    >
    > If you eat nothing else that's a different story.
    >
    > Dimitri


    It's a great diet food. :-) High in fiber...
    --
    Peace! Om

    "He who has the gold makes the rules"
    --Om

    "He who has the guns can get the gold."
    -- Steve Rothstein

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    Omelet Guest

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    In article <gd5bbf$hs7$[email protected]>,
    "kilikini" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > James wrote:
    > > I know it's basically water and not much else but am I better off
    > > eating it anyway?

    >
    > You're better off with something like Romaine lettuce, but unless you have
    > digestive issues to worry about, eat up.
    >
    > kili


    Red leaf. ;-d
    --
    Peace! Om

    "He who has the gold makes the rules"
    --Om

    "He who has the guns can get the gold."
    -- Steve Rothstein

  10. #10
    James Silverton Guest

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    kilikini wrote on Wed, 15 Oct 2008 14:04:16 -0400:

    > James wrote:
    >> I know it's basically water and not much else but am I better
    >> off eating it anyway?


    > You're better off with something like Romaine lettuce, but
    > unless you have digestive issues to worry about, eat up.


    Iceberg lettuce, tastes good to me and I like a chunk with Thousand
    Island or Russian dressing, especially with cold small shrimp. It has a
    pleasant texture but, probably because it is popular, is disparaged by
    some. Iceberg lettuce is an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin K and
    vitamin C. It is also a good source of thiamin, vitamin B6 and folate
    (vitamin B).


    --

    James Silverton
    Potomac, Maryland

    Email, with obvious alterations: not.jim.silverton.at.verizon.not


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    Dimitri Guest

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    "kilikini" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:gd5bbf$hs7$[email protected]..
    > James wrote:
    >> I know it's basically water and not much else but am I better off
    >> eating it anyway?

    >
    > You're better off with something like Romaine lettuce,


    WHY?

    Dimitri


  12. #12
    Omelet Guest

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    In article <lYsJk.1302$[email protected]>,
    "James Silverton" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > kilikini wrote on Wed, 15 Oct 2008 14:04:16 -0400:
    >
    > > James wrote:
    > >> I know it's basically water and not much else but am I better
    > >> off eating it anyway?

    >
    > > You're better off with something like Romaine lettuce, but
    > > unless you have digestive issues to worry about, eat up.

    >
    > Iceberg lettuce, tastes good to me and I like a chunk with Thousand
    > Island or Russian dressing, especially with cold small shrimp. It has a
    > pleasant texture but, probably because it is popular, is disparaged by
    > some. Iceberg lettuce is an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin K and
    > vitamin C. It is also a good source of thiamin, vitamin B6 and folate
    > (vitamin B).


    I used to never purchase it due to the lack of nutritional value... but
    since I've been on a very long term diet, (I anticipate at least trying
    to stick to it for another year at the very least), I look more for
    texture now.

    While romaine is nearly as crispy, I don't always want the bitter taste
    it tends to have.

    I've been enjoying 1/4 head of Iceberg for dinner at work lately... but
    still mix in the red or green leaf too for flavor and nutrition, along
    with baby spinach leaf.
    --
    Peace! Om

    "He who has the gold makes the rules"
    --Om

    "He who has the guns can get the gold."
    -- Steve Rothstein

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    Omelet Guest

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    In article <4dvJk.3729$[email protected]>,
    "Dimitri" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > "kilikini" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:gd5bbf$hs7$[email protected]..
    > > James wrote:
    > >> I know it's basically water and not much else but am I better off
    > >> eating it anyway?

    > >
    > > You're better off with something like Romaine lettuce,

    >
    > WHY?
    >
    > Dimitri


    Nutritional value. Like many of us, Kili tends to cook for nutrition as
    much as flavor. Fortunately, it's not difficult. :-)
    --
    Peace! Om

    "He who has the gold makes the rules"
    --Om

    "He who has the guns can get the gold."
    -- Steve Rothstein

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    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: Is iceberg lettuce bad for you?

    Omelet wrote:

    > "Dimitri" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> "kilikini" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:gd5bbf$hs7$[email protected]..
    >>> James wrote:
    >>>> I know it's basically water and not much else but am I better off
    >>>> eating it anyway?
    >>>
    >>> You're better off with something like Romaine lettuce,

    >>
    >> WHY?
    >>
    >> Dimitri

    >
    > Nutritional value. Like many of us, Kili tends to cook for nutrition
    > as much as flavor. Fortunately, it's not difficult. :-)


    Here's a chart for romaine:

    http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts/v...roducts/2475/2

    Iceberg:

    http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts/v...roducts/2476/2

    Iceberg just might deserve a little respect.

    nancy

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    snuffy Guest

    Default Re: Is iceberg lettuce bad for you?

    On Oct 15, 1:11*pm, James <j0069b...@hotmail.com> wrote:
    > I know it's basically water and not much else but am I better off
    > eating it anyway?


    The problem is not the iceberg lettuce; its the stuff one puts on
    it. That's the deadly part.

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    elaich Guest

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    [email protected] wrote in news:gd58k7$8om$[email protected]:

    > Bill Ranck
    > Blacksburg, Va.


    I used to live in Blacksburg. Does you know Bruce in Blacksburg? (Yeah, fat
    chance.) I think his name is Bruce Harper, and he posts (rarely any more)
    in misc.transport.raod.

  17. #17
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Is iceberg lettuce bad for you?

    On Wed, 15 Oct 2008 10:11:13 -0700 (PDT), James
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I know it's basically water and not much else but am I better off
    >eating it anyway?


    I don't care if it's bad or good. It's horrible, nasty stuff.


    --
    I never worry about diets. The only carrots that
    interest me are the number of carats in a diamond.

    Mae West

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    Goomba Guest

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    Dimitri wrote:
    >
    > "kilikini" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:gd5bbf$hs7$[email protected]..
    >> James wrote:
    >>> I know it's basically water and not much else but am I better off
    >>> eating it anyway?

    >>
    >> You're better off with something like Romaine lettuce,

    >
    > WHY?
    >
    > Dimitri


    Darker greens have more vitamins.
    To me iceberg is just something to eat for the coolness (that high water
    content) or crunch. I don't ever bother with it for flavor. Does it
    really have much of a flavor??

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    Kathleen Guest

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    Goomba wrote:

    > Dimitri wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> "kilikini" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:gd5bbf$hs7$[email protected]..
    >>
    >>> James wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> I know it's basically water and not much else but am I better off
    >>>> eating it anyway?
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> You're better off with something like Romaine lettuce,

    >>
    >>
    >> WHY?
    >>
    >> Dimitri

    >
    >
    > Darker greens have more vitamins.
    > To me iceberg is just something to eat for the coolness (that high water
    > content) or crunch. I don't ever bother with it for flavor. Does it
    > really have much of a flavor??


    Not much. Iceberg is an excuse to eat salad dressing.


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    Andy Guest

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    Kathleen said...

    > Goomba wrote:
    >
    >> Dimitri wrote:
    >>
    >>>
    >>> "kilikini" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>> news:gd5bbf$hs7$[email protected]..
    >>>
    >>>> James wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>> I know it's basically water and not much else but am I better off
    >>>>> eating it anyway?
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> You're better off with something like Romaine lettuce,
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> WHY?
    >>>
    >>> Dimitri

    >>
    >>
    >> Darker greens have more vitamins.
    >> To me iceberg is just something to eat for the coolness (that high water
    >> content) or crunch. I don't ever bother with it for flavor. Does it
    >> really have much of a flavor??

    >
    > Not much. Iceberg is an excuse to eat salad dressing.



    Iceburg only has it's place shredded for tacos, imho. Romaine, stripped of
    it's ribs serves well on sandwiches such as tuna salad or burgers or BLTs.
    Not as jaw breaking and softer chewing lettuce, it's only fault being it
    doesn't tear without a fight, ime.

    Andy

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