Digesting salad

How many of you older members here, let’s say those who are 55+, have difficulty digesting salad? It’s not helped by the fact that the sachets of dressing that come with those salads are ridiculously small.

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No problems with digesting, I just hate how bits of salad creep under my dentures when I eat them.

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I love salad. I eat it often. It agrees with me. I usually eat it with a lot of protein like boiled eggs, cottage cheese, nuts, feta, sunflower seeds and beans. I think adding the protein helps me digest it. Also I make my salads and dressing so I get plenty of dressing and that helps too.

What I have a hard time digesting is bell pepper, cucumber and whole wheat bread.

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@velociraptor

Dentures? You have no teeth?

I’m thinking of having mine all pulled out because a lot of schizophrenics have crap dental health.

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I’m not able to digest lots of different foods.
Yeah it’s getting worse as I age.
Not sure about salads though.
Haven’t had salad in years.

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They departed for parts unknown and didn’t so much as send me a post card.

Rude.

:rage:

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I’m under 55 but I’ve never heard of any such thing unless some allergy is involved.

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Salad is mostly indigestible material, maybe try chewing longer

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Lol so that’s why your name is leaf! :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:
I love spinach the most, I figure if I’m gonna eat something green it ought to be nutrient dense. Is lettuce nutritious??

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My step/daughter was looking into my getting dentures, but then about a fortnight later Covid came to the UK.

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I was going to have three abscessed teeth dealt with and then the lockdown hit and left me trapped in agony for months as there was no possible way to get dental work done. That was when I made the decision to get rid of all of them. I no longer live in fear of broken teeth or dental pain. It’s wonderful.

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I thing spring greens are.

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I have one broken. tooth and lots of gaps. I do what I can to not smile. If and when the dentures are put in, it will have to be done carefully- dental phobia + low pain threshold.

On the few occasions he sees me- > every 12 months, very pointedly mentions my teeth, and how people will be put off by them( he’d like me to visit, something I’d struggle to do on my own, last time my mother got to me the airport.

Mate, I feel you. Part of what got me in was having El Wife behind me with ye olde pointy sticke. She’s not afraid to apply it liberally to my soft parts.

My stepdaughter has been very good when it comes to dentists. She’s come with me or a granddaughter has. She’s had a heavy load job wise(she’s branch manager for a home care agency) for at least 4 months. Doing the managerial side of things while doing 'hands on ’ work with those on the agency’s book. The latter due to staff shortages because of Covid or care workers refusing to have the vaccine.

Today she mentioned ‘burn out’. I’m immensely proud of her. She’s kind, helpful, very capable, hard working. She’s going to see a friend for a few days tomorrow. Hopefully she’ll have a good time, and it’ll recharge her batteries a bit.

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