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 Post subject: Never mind the bacon: death by Kale
PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:35 am 
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All,

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/20 ... ead/?_r=1&

Teaching us once again that just because a little is good, doesn't mean a lot is better.

FWIW, this is true of all vegetables (that is, leaves/roots/stems/flowers). One of the defense mechanisms which plants develop to keep from being eaten to the ground is slow poisons and vitamin blockers. Raw spinach, for example, blocks your absorption of calcium. This isn't a problem for normal consumption amounts, but folks getting into juicing can fairly easily dose themselves with 5kg of spinach or kale a week.

Also, in most cases, cooking eliminates these unhealthful effects, which makes you wonder what the Raw Foods people are thinking?

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 Post subject: Re: Never mind the bacon: death by Kale
PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:14 am 
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Fuzzy- they aren't thinking much at all. They have fallen into the trap of manmade=bad, so the less any product has done to it the better. If they could, they would share the fleece with the sheep instead of making it into wool.


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 Post subject: Re: Never mind the bacon: death by Kale
PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:17 am 
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Personally...I would much rather die from bacon overdose! :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Never mind the bacon: death by Kale
PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:15 am 
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What's 'kale' :?:

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 Post subject: Re: Never mind the bacon: death by Kale
PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 12:30 pm 
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I adored the description of the old-school health-food store. That was so spot on.


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