Have You Heard That Eating Kale Is Bad For You? Find Out More
Sorry, Foodies: We're About to Ruin Kale. This Mother Jones Story has managed to create 47,000 shares on Face book with it's cautionary title. In fact both theses titles have definitely called for my attention.
The role of JA Nursing as your Health Care advocate will always be to continue to increase your Health Literacy when it pertains to information and news on health. With all the medical jargon who best to help you set your mind at ease.
Many of my blogs that have given praises to kale for me to see this topic on the radar I had to weight in. In health care we always have to learn to evaluate sources and understand benefits vs true negatives.
Hubbard's suspicions took hold when a urine sample from one of his clients Laura Fenamore, a 52-year-old vegetarian who works out two hours per day, exhibited thallium
Now what does this mean for me and You well let it be known that Thallium is found in the earth the grows kale. It has not been completed c\verified that kale will cause poisoned, but like many other foods I would of course continue to say eating kale vs a big plate of oxtail and rice and peas or a creamy plate of Fettuccine Alfredo would be a better choice.
The long and short of this story is that Eat Your Greens: Science Has Not Confirmed The Link Between Thallium Poisoning And Kale writes the medical daily.
I will continue to add kale to my plate and my daily smoothies because it's benefits out way the negatives.
Lets quickly review 8 Health Benefits of Kale:
1. Can help lower cholesterol levels.
The fiber fiber in kale binds bile acids and helps lower blood cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease. It’s best when kale is cooked instead of raw.
2. Kale is a detox food.
It’s filled with fiber and sulfur which are great for detoxifying your body and keeping your liver healthy.
3. Low in calories
A cup of chopped kale has only 33 calories. Great for weight loss!
4. Great at fighting many cancers
Kale is rich in organosulfur compounds which are known to fight cancer, especially colon cancer.
Don't be to quick to cut out kale due to thallium risk, if your going to cut that tastey Jerk pork and fried Chicken.
How to Buy and Store Kale:
- Always buy organic kale; it is grown with lots of chemicals making it one of the Dirty Dozen. The kale should be firm with fresh, with deeply colored leaves and hardy stems.
- Kale with smaller leaves will be tenderer and have a milder flavor than larger leaves.
- Put kale in a plastic storage bag removing as much of the air from the bag as possible. Keep in the refrigerator for 5 to 7 days. The longer it is stored, the more bitter its flavor becomes. Do not wash kale before storing because the water encourages spoilage.
Too much vitamin K can cause problems for anyone taking anticoagulants/Blood thinners such as warfarin because the high level of vitamin K may interfere with the drugs. Consult your doctor before adding kale to your diet if you are on this type of medication.
Kale and Oxalates. Kale contains oxalates that interfere with the absorption of calcium. There is much controversy about this.
Goitrogenic Food? Contrary to popular belief, latest studies show that kale is not goitrogenic. In fact, most foods that are commonly called goitrogenic (kale, broccoli and cauliflower) as well as soy-based foods do not interfere with thyroid function in healthy persons even when they are consumed on a daily basis. Again this is controversial.
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