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Old 10-10-2018, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Early America
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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 donít 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/

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Try to focus more on eating foods when they are naturally in season. You won't eat too much of one food or group, and you will get a broader range of nutrients. The healthiest populations eat their traditional seasonal diets. Try to ignore fads and deceptive marketing terms like superfood.

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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.

This^ and seasonal. Balanced diet. Wider range of foods = wider range of nutrients.
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Old 10-10-2018, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Central IL
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Try to focus more on eating foods when they are naturally in season. You won't eat too much of one food or group, and you will get a broader range of nutrients. The healthiest populations eat their traditional seasonal diets. Try to ignore fads and deceptive marketing terms like superfood.




This^ and seasonal. Balanced diet. Wider range of foods = wider range of nutrients.
Exactly - it makes no sense to try to define the "5 best foods" just so you only have to eat THOSE. There is no perfect food that has all we need in it though some are better balanced than others. The simplest and most reasonable approach is to eat a large variety so you get the best of all foods rather than over-relying on just a few and thus missing out entirely on some nutrients.

Especially since there are no doubt some chemicals of nutrient value that we don't even know about yet so we haven't identified the "best" food to get it in.
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Old 10-10-2018, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Middle of the ocean
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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.
Farro, wheat berries, barley... you have a good variety.
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