Greens and Vegetables

 

Feed a minimum of 1 cup of greens and/or vegetables for each 4 pounds of body weight. A variety is recommended in order to obtain the necessary vitamins and nutrients. Add one new item to the diet at a time for 3 to 4 days in row before adding more new items. Eliminate an item if it causes soft stools or diarrhea. Buy organic if possible and wash all produce thoroughly to get rid of harmful pesticides. A vegetable wash is helpful. Do not use grass or greens picked outside if there is a chance they have been treated with fertilizer or pesticides.

VEGETABLES AND GREENS

Can use on a daily basis:
Alfalfa sprouts
Basil
Carrot tops
Cilantro
Clover & Clover sprouts
Dandelion greens (no pesticides)
Endive
Escarole
Green or Red Leaf Lettuce (never Iceberg)
Green Peppers
Mint leaves
Parsley
Pea Pods (edible kind)
Radicchio
Radish Tops or sprouts
Romaine lettuce
Watercress
Wheat Grass

Use in limited quantities. May cause gas or contain oxidants & giotrogens. Can be toxic over time:
Beet tops
Bok Choy
Broccoli leaves and stems
Brussels Sprouts
Collards
Kale
Mustard Greens
Spinach

FRUITS

Limit to 1 tablespoon per 5 pounds of body weight (none if dieting). Fruits can be sugary, so feed sparingly as a treat.
Apple
Banana
Blueberries
Carrots
Grapes
Melon
Papaya
Peach
Pear
Pineapple
Plums
Raspberries
Strawberries

ABSOLUTELY NO

These items and other human “treats” can cause intestinal problems, including a toxic overgrowth of “bad” bacteria in the intestinal tract. Beware of “rabbit treats” sold in stores as these may include seeds, nuts, corn or too much sugar.
Bread
Cabbage
Chocolate
Cookies
Crackers
Cereals
Corn
Nuts
Onion
Pasta
Raw potato or skin
Rhubarb
Seeds
Sugary treats
Yogurt drops

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