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    Kale Concerns (rant)

    It was recently mentioned in 'Dear Mark' and other nutrition sites, that kale contains oxalate and other anti-nutrients. I am highly irritated with this revelation because this was the one area I thought I was doing great in; cup of organic kale, some spinach with blueberries, primal fuel and coconut milk, blend and I have a primal breakfast.

    Now I'm worrying that without steaming or sautéing, which I have absolutely no time for in the morning, I am actually hurting my body.

    Does this fall into the 'don't sweat the small stuff' or is it a area for concern? I don't appear to be suffering from any of the common ailments associated with oxalate accumulation... What does the forum think?

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    I think it's a "don't sweat the small stuff" issue. Every food has some minor "defect" that makes it a concern in copious amounts. Kale's great stuff, and I vote keep eating it.

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    Personal preference. If you actually like kale, then eat it. I think it's nasty and so I don't eat it and my health is not suffering as a result.

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    Just cook it and it won't be a problem. The horrible taste on the other hand will always be a problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Derpamix View Post
    Just cook it and it won't be a problem. The horrible taste on the other hand will always be a problem.
    If I wanted kale broth, would it make any difference to juice it first and then cook it so I don't have to be bothered with straining the leaves?
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    As long as you don't drink the juice, it'd probably be better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Derpamix View Post
    As long as you don't drink the juice, it'd probably be better.
    Well, I'd eat it after it's cooked, does that count as drinking it? lol I would like to add it to bone broth.
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    I developed a pattern of not eating the same food on consecutive days, mostly for variety/pleasure but it may be wise re: plant compounds too. If your diet is low in gut-damaging elements then oxalate is not likely to do much.

    If you're still concerned, bake it in vinegar and salt or sauté in lard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by picklepete View Post
    I developed a pattern of not eating the same food on consecutive days, mostly for variety/pleasure but it may be wise re: plant compounds too. If your diet is low in gut-damaging elements then oxalate is not likely to do much.

    If you're still concerned, bake it in vinegar and salt or sauté in lard.
    That's my theory as well. Whole food is great. The same whole food every single day, probably not so great no matter what it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by j3nn View Post
    Well, I'd eat it after it's cooked, does that count as drinking it? lol I would like to add it to bone broth.
    It's not as concentrated, so that's ok
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