In PRIMARY SALAD VEGGIES, I covered the basics for salads and, of course, all of those are veggie vegetables. In addition to one great salad daily, you should have one or two servings of these other true vegetables.

  • Alfalfa sprouts
  • Artichoke
  • Asparagus
  • Avocado
  • Bean sprouts
  • Brown rice — best counted as starch
  • Cardoon
  • Carrots — scores of varieties
  • Celeriac
  • Celery
  • Chick peas
  • Cucumber
  • Died beans, peas, lentils, legumes – many varieties, including cashews!
  • Edible podded peas — many varieties
  • Eggplant
  • Fennel
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Green beans – scores of varieties
  • Herbs – many varieties
  • Jicama
  • Kohlrabi – one of the CRUCIFEROUS VEGGIES not in other article
  • Leeks
  • Lima beans
  • Nuts – dozens of varieties. Loaded with antioxidants and good fats
  • Onions
  • Parsnips
  • Peas – many varieties
  • Peanuts, also a legume. DO NOT EAT as most peanut butters. Use only OLD FASHIONED PEANUT BUTTER or whole dry roasted peanuts
  • Peppers — many varieties
  • Potatoes — NOT FRIED! Count as a starch
  • Pumpkin — as a vegetable!
  • Rhubarb
  • Salsify
  • Seaweed — many varieties
  • Sesame seeds
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Shallots
  • Summer squash
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Sweet corn
  • Sweet peas
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Winter squash — scores of varieties
  • Zucchini

Cereal grains are vegetables BUT most have been destroyed by processing in our society. Sprouted they are at least as good as any above. WHOLE, they are super but bleached and otherwise processed, they suck. In general ONLY 100% whole grain bread is good. Semolina bread and sour dough are also low on the glycemic index scale. In general, all the starches — potatoes and the cereal grains should be counted as starch and eaten in moderation and are best without fat!

The bottom line, veggie vegetables and the salads, which are veggie veggies, should make up 80% of food consumed. Potatoes, starches and the cereals should be a small contribution to real food!

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