Alicia, your book both inspired and discouraged me. I can't believe that the spinach I eat twice a day is bad for me along with tomatos and peppers! What's next? Will I find out a month or two from now that quinoa is bad for me? I am a 3 time cancer survivor and former 350 lb. gastric bypass patient. I have had 7 major surgeries in 9 years. I am lactose intolerant, enemic, B6 and B12 deficient so I take supplements. I work out every day at the Y and love animals more than people. I want to know what greens will give me both iron and calcium. Alicia, you are such an inspiration but I don't want to have to worry that I'm killing myself with vegetables too.
I know what you are feeling. The more you read and educate yourself on proper nutrition the more it feels like everything is bad for you. The important thing is to keep a balance.We will never be able to eat perfectly in an imperfect world. Congratualtions on being a cancer survivor. It sounds like you had a rough several years. I have not read Alicia's book yet, I can't wait to read it.
You were wondering what greens have both iron and calcium? There are so many of them. Bok choy, collard greens, curly kale, napa cabbage--one of my favorites. Broccoli, asparagus, dried fruits--not the ones sweetened with sugar--are also high in iron and get from bulk bins at health food type stores.
I too love spinach! I do try to mix it with other leafy greens when making salads... I am working my way into greens I haven't really eaten before like kale and cabbage. Cabbage has always been boiled in my experience growing up and not a good thing!
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