10 Reasons Why Salads Give Me Diarrhea

Salads Give Me Diarrhea I am going to let you in on a little secret. Salads make me have diarrhea. I know it sounds crazy, but there is some science behind this.

When we eat or drink anything with fiber-like salads, our body has to work harder than usual to digest the food and when that happens, it can cause uncomfortable symptoms like gas and bloating which then leads to diarrhea.

So if you are someone who loves salads as much as I do but don’t want the consequences of having diarrhea afterward, here are 10 ways for you not to get sick from your salad!

10 Reasons Why Salads Give Me Diarrhea

1. Salads give me diarrhea

I’m sure you don’t want to read about my experience with salads giving me diarrhea. But I’ll tell you anyway.

It’s never been a problem before, but now it’s happening every day! I’m always running to the bathroom after eating salad for lunch and dinner.

 If this is something that has happened to you too, please let me know in the comments below so we can figure out what is going on together!

2. The lettuce is too crunchy

I don’t know about you, but I’ve eaten enough salads in my lifetime to know that they can make me sick. It’s not just the lettuce itself, but the dressing and all of the other ingredients that are in them.

There is nothing more frustrating than going out for lunch with friends and seeing everyone order a salad when I want something different like a sandwich or some pizza! Salads give me diarrhea!

3. The dressing is too creamy

I’m not a salad person. I don’t know what it is about them, but they always seem to make me sick. It’s just too much dressing and the wrong type of lettuce that does it for me.

But despite this, there are still some salads out there that I love! They’re usually very light on the dressing and have a lot of healthy veggies in them like spinach or cucumbers instead of iceberg lettuce.

4. I have a sensitive stomach

I don’t know what it is about salads, but when I eat them, my stomach always feels like it’s going to burst.  It’s not just a little discomfort either; I’m talking full-blown diarrhea and vomiting.

My doctor says that the leafy greens in salads are probably what does me in because they contain an enzyme called Salivary amylase that starts breaking down starch before you even swallow it.

So now, if I want to have something healthy for lunch (which is tough since most of the food at work sucks), I stick with foods that don’t make me sick – like vegetables or fruit!

5. It’s too cold for salad

It’s too cold for salad. Salads give me diarrhea. I’m sorry, but that’s the truth and nothing is going to change it.

 The winter air has chilled my body so much that even a big bowl of pasta sounds like the best thing in the world right now. Luckily for you, we have an awesome recipe for spaghetti sauce with meatballs coming up next week!

6. Salad dressing is full of sugar and preservatives

Salad dressing is full of sugar and preservatives, it’s really hard to find a salad dressing that doesn’t have added sugar.

I want people to know how much they are adding when they dress their salads so here’s a list of some of the worst offenders!

  • 1 tablespoon:
  • 13g carbs
  • 3g fat, 10g sugars  1/4 cup:
  • 28.5g carbs
  • 7.25g fat
  • 21 grams sugars 1/2 cup:
  • 56 g carbs
  • 14 g fat, 42 grams sugars

7. Salads are too heavy for me

I’m sick and tired of being told I need to eat more salads. Salads are too heavy for me, so when my mom says that I should have a salad as a side dish with dinner, it makes me feel like she’s telling me to throw up all over the table.

Please don’t tell me that eating lettuce is going to make everything better in my life because it won’t.

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8. The dressing is too spicy

I’m not sure what it is about salads, but they always make me want to run for the bathroom. I don’t know if it’s because of the dressing or the lettuce or some other ingredient that’s in there, but whatever it is, I just can’t eat them without getting sick.

This makes ordering a meal at a restaurant very difficult sometimes – especially when you’re out with friends and everyone else wants salad!

There are so many things on a menu that sound great and taste delicious, but as soon as someone orders their salad my stomach starts to hurt.

9. Raw vegetables make my stomach hurt

I am not a fan of raw vegetables. They make my stomach hurt and give me diarrhea.

I don’t like the slimy texture or the taste so I will only eat them if they are cooked, but even then it’s hard to choke down more than a few bites at once. Nobody understands how much this bothers me because nobody else has this problem!

It is so frustrating when people tell me that there is nothing wrong with eating raw vegetables because they love them and can’t get enough of them. What do you think? Do you have any advice on what to do?

10. Salad dressing has gluten in it

I’m not a salad person. I know it’s super healthy and all, but I just don’t like the taste of most salads.

The one exception is this amazing dressing that my husband makes with gluten-free ingredients. He says he has to use the rice wine vinegar because it’s what gives it that tangy flavor,

but I think maybe there is more than just vinegar in there because even without pasta or bread or anything else to worry about, this dressing tastes good!


If you’ve ever been to a salad bar, you know that it’s easy to end up with too much food. But while the variety of vegetables is appealing and healthy, there are some risks involved as well.

Whether you’re eating a pre-made or home-prepared salad, make sure not to go overboard on ingredients – especially if your stomach isn’t feeling so great afterward! Here are 10 reasons why salads give me diarrhea.

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