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You obviously read that from the Wahl's Protocol (or heard it in our podcast with Dr Wahls Terry Wahls, MD: Heal Neurodegeneration w/ Paleo Principles)
I took a quick look at Dr Wahls book, "The Wahls Protocol" to see if she specified, she said,
Wahls M.D., Terry; Eve Adamson. The Wahls Protocol (pp. 111-113). Penguin Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.Nine Cups of Fruits and Vegetables Every Day, Broken Down as Follows:
*Three cups tightly packed raw or cooked leafy greens, like kale, collards, chard, Asian greens, and lettuces (the darker, the better)
*Three cups deeply colored vegetables and fruits, such as berries, tomatoes, beets, carrots, and winter squash
*Three cups sulfur-rich vegetables, including broccoli, cabbage, asparagus, Brussels sprouts, turnips, radishes, onions, and garlic.
I've always assumed raw, since most of my consumption is in a large salad at dinner drizzled with high polyphenol extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
She does specify later in the book that with respect to the leafy greens, 2 cups raw equals 1 cup cooked.
I'm so glad you found our forum and I appreciate you reaching out with a great question as I have wondered that myself. Thanks to Theresa for clearing that up for us and providing the info.
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