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Raw Vegetables (including Salad Greens): These foods are to be eaten in unlimited quantities but think big. Since they have a negative caloric effect, the more you eat, the more you lose. Raw foods also have a faster transit time through the digestive tract an result in a lower glucose response and encourage more weight loss than their cooked counterparts. The object is to eat as many raw vegetables as possible, with a goal of one pound (16 oz.) daily. Meeting this one pound goal is not that hard to do. A small head of romaine lettuce is 6 to 8 ounces, a medium tomato or bell pepper weighs about 4 to 6 ounces. Include raw vegetables such as snow peas, red bell peppers, carrots, raw peas, tomatoes, cucumbers, and sprouts. The entire pound is less than 100 calories of food, and when you chew very well and spread this out between meals, you may find it easy to consume this amount each day.
Joel Fuhrman, M. D., author Eat To Live

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Keeping your Herbs & Greens Fresh

Tired of gross, slimy wilted herbs & salad greens after only a couple of days? They need to stay dry, yet still get moisture. There’s a simple solution that I thought of all by myself. Chop the ends off the stems (don’t chop the stems off though) and stick them in a cup of water. These are Dixie cups for hot coffee. The cilantro is over two weeks old, the spinach a week. It’s like having a garden in your fridge!

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