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    Iceberg Lettuce Scam

    My mom always said "Always rinse lettuce", ok no problem. But serously...! What is wrong with iceberg and grocery lettuce? I rinse, especially iceberg lettuce under cold water...its what you do. Then 5 minutes later my mouth is numb like Novocaine after I eat my lunch.

    Iceberg lettuce is generally under $1 in the US (great price).
    But its probably from China or Mexico.
    There is something off with this light lunch or dinner choice.

    I'm just throwing it out there.

    Can't be healthy.

    Anyone else have any symptoms? I piss out my ass all the time and I eat healthy. WTF?:judges::judges::judges:

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    Re: Iceberg Lettuce Scam

    Well it has no calories so it really is not bad for you, which is why any diet you find says you should eat more salad.

    Really, how does this fit into scam territory?

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    Re: Iceberg Lettuce Scam

    Quote Originally Posted by Administrator View Post
    My mom always said "Always rinse lettuce", ok no problem. But serously...! What is wrong with iceberg and grocery lettuce? I rinse, especially iceberg lettuce under cold water...its what you do. Then 5 minutes later my mouth is numb like Novocaine after I eat my lunch.

    Iceberg lettuce is generally under $1 in the US (great price).
    But its probably from China or Mexico.
    There is something off with this light lunch or dinner choice.

    I'm just throwing it out there.

    Can't be healthy.

    Anyone else have any symptoms? I piss out my ass all the time and I eat healthy. WTF?:judges::judges::judges:

    From what I've read some people have a difficult time digesting lettuce.

    Also lettuce can be contaminated and cause you digestive problems but I doubt it would keep happening all the time. I'm sure the grocer where you were buying the lettuce would have had many complaints.

    Iceberg lettuce really does not have a lot of nutrition. Many other greens you can use for salad that has much more nutrition.

    I have never had a digestive problem or been poisoned by any food I have eaten.
    I am very lucky in I am just all around healthy.

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    Re: Iceberg Lettuce Scam

    I especially enjoy bok choy, kale and spinach.

    Here's a list of greens you can use in your salads.

    http://startcooking.com/salad-greens-from-a-to-z

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    Re: Iceberg Lettuce Scam

    So I am farting around because my mouth is NUMB AGAIN after a crazy rinse in the sink and I found this on facebook:

    WAR ON ICEBERG LETTUCE

    I'm glad I am not insane.

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    Re: Iceberg Lettuce Scam

    ... but it's a great addition to just about any sandwich!
    You can't have a BLT without it!

    It also dresses up a plate of Tuna salad or Cottage Cheese & Tomato slices.

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    Re: Iceberg Lettuce Scam

    I LOVE ALL LETTUCE....mix it all up....even spinach....I just want to know why my mouth gets numb like I went to the dentist.

    It's gotta be the pesticides. I rinse and rinse. No one has this experience?

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    Re: Iceberg Lettuce Scam

    Quote Originally Posted by Administrator View Post
    I LOVE ALL LETTUCE....mix it all up....even spinach....I just want to know why my mouth gets numb like I went to the dentist.

    It's gotta be the pesticides. I rinse and rinse. No one has this experience?
    I was just reading about food allergies.
    There are people who have an allergy to lettuce.
    It is possible this is what is causing your problems after eating iceberg lettuce.

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    Re: Iceberg Lettuce Scam

    What's mainly wrong with iceberg lettuce is that it has very little nutritional value. So, you're better off eating a darker leafy lettuce. This is why the price is so low for this food.

    As far as feeling a mouth numbness after eating iceberg, that's probably more to do with pesticides. I am convinced that there's more chemicals on food than most people can imagine.

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    Re: Iceberg Lettuce Scam

    Yes I have noticed that. I'm mainly talking about the pesticides I am most likely ingesting. The good stuff always costs more. I was on a spinach salad kick when for a year at lunch when I was interning. I have slovakian relatives and that's always a cabbage fest.

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    Re: Iceberg Lettuce Scam

    Maybe it is the type you are choosing! It might have some different kind of chemical on it that you could be allergic to or something! I don't think they are trying to poison you.. if that was a thing lots of other people would be talking about it, and for sure it would be on the news by now! Just try a different brand of lettuce and see if the same thing happens!

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    Re: Iceberg Lettuce Scam

    When my mouth is numb after I rinse and eat food it makes me nervous.

    I don't know if an allergy would make my mouth numb like novacaine?

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    Re: Iceberg Lettuce Scam

    Quote Originally Posted by Administrator View Post
    When my mouth is numb after I rinse and eat food it makes me nervous.

    I don't know if an allergy would make my mouth numb like novacaine?
    Food allergies do cause numbness in the mouth and also diarrhea, like what you have described your symptoms are after eating iceberg lettuce. You may want to consider anything else you have mixed with the lettuce as a possible culprit.

    Sounds strange iceberg lettuce would cause a food allergy but many people have said they are allergic to lettuce.
    Something you may want to consider, but like you are thinking it could be pesticides but if you are washing the lettuce well I wouldn't think you would keep having the problem every time you eat lettuce if the numbness was being caused by a pesticide.

    http://www.livestrong.com/article/29...-after-eating/

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