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Old 10-09-2018, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Yep, gotta watch out for those fads and bandwagons, and, yes, anything at a high enough dose can kill you.



For example, this.
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Old 10-09-2018, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Someone once said, “Moderation in all things.” Greatest advice ever.
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Old 10-09-2018, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Central IL
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This article says people are getting sick from kale and other brassicas because they contain heavy metals from the soil, even organically grown.
The article is short on showing actual people who got sick. But have any of you heard of this research?
They also don’t tell you how much is safe to eat.
I already knew broccoli pulls up lead from soil, put you have to eat a lot to be damaged by it.
https://www.menshealth.com/trending-...edium=referral

Here is more thorough info from Dr. Weil
https://www.drweil.com/diet-nutritio...kale-a-killer/

Your thoughts?
Why would you ever think that just because something is grown organically that it would protect you from what is in the soil, water, or air it's grown in? Just means there are no insecticides, herbicides, etc. used on it. People think "organic" is a magic word.
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Old 10-09-2018, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Middle of the ocean
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Why would you ever think that just because something is grown organically that it would protect you from what is in the soil, water, or air it's grown in? Just means there are no insecticides, herbicides, etc. used on it. People think "organic" is a magic word.
A slight clarification.... organic has different pesticides and herbicides used on it, those that are certified organic.
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Old 10-09-2018, 07:03 PM
 
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Why would you ever think that just because something is grown organically that it would protect you from what is in the soil, water, or air it's grown in? Just means there are no insecticides, herbicides, etc. used on it. People think "organic" is a magic word.
I don't know about organic being a magic word, but for me I feel better ingesting less pesticides that our govt uses in conventional foods. Personally I never cared for kale and when I eat spinach and it's not often I cook mine and drip coconut oil on it and some sea salt.
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Old 10-10-2018, 05:17 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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This article says people are getting sick from kale and other brassicas because they contain heavy metals from the soil, even organically grown.
The article is short on showing actual people who got sick. But have any of you heard of this research?
They also don’t tell you how much is safe to eat.
I already knew broccoli pulls up lead from soil, put you have to eat a lot to be damaged by it.
https://www.menshealth.com/trending-...edium=referral

Here is more thorough info from Dr. Weil
https://www.drweil.com/diet-nutritio...kale-a-killer/

Your thoughts?
Well first of all I am not a supporter of anything Dr Wels is pushing today or any other day and next. I will always depend on the secret to food happiness and health is based on everything and almost anything in moderation. There are so many of these studies and these articles coming out daily, we would all suffer from mental illness if we tried to follow each of them.
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Old 10-10-2018, 05:38 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I prefer Spinach, never liked kale anyway. When I buy the bunch of spinach, I have to wash it VERY WELL to get all of the dirt off.
I prefer Spinach as well and I buy it already cleaned so don't have to wash it, but if I do buy it still in a bunch yes, the washing takes time. We do eat some of the packaged Kale Salads from time tot time, but it isn't my favorite. I am certainly not concerned about a few articles suggesting Kale or any other green veggie isn't good for us.
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Old 10-10-2018, 05:41 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Yep, gotta watch out for those fads and bandwagons, and, yes, anything at a high enough dose can kill you.



For example, this.
You mean wine can kill you and so can fresh seafood: Please say it isn't so!!!!!!
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Old 10-10-2018, 07:34 AM
 
Location: western East Roman Empire
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This is the reason why I eat a wide range of foods, I rotate spinach, chard, arugula and kale for greens, I rotate my proteins, my grains.... everything.
After reading through this thread, this morning I bought, instead of another bag of kale, some snow pea greens. I also buy arugula a few times a month. So maybe I should go with a wider rotation of raw greens (as well as steamed zucchini), like you do, to throw on top of grains.

I also rotate grains ... pasta, rice, quinoa, millet, bulgar, couscous, amaranth, oats, rye. Any other suggestions?

Also, among roots, I rotate sweet potato, potato, yucca and a few others on occasion such as beets, turnips, etc., not to mention raw carrots, celery and fennel as salad on a daily basis.

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Old 10-10-2018, 07:38 AM
 
Location: USA
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Not a fan of Kale. Ugh. I think my Mother scared me for life with trying to make me eat that crap.
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