Wednesday, November 6, 2013

This just in - kale is gross

Yep – I said it.  When I want a salad, I often half-joke that I am craving leaves, but kale is just a bit too dark and leafy-flavored for me.  Although it’s not too unfortunate with some bleu cheese and parmesan peppercorn dressing.

So do I really have to eat it? 

Oooo, shiny.  I have a feeling I should really dig into all those tables and colorful charts and really take control of my diet.

WebMD sings the praises of kale.

But the Herald-Tribune?  "The fiber in kale can aid digestion in general … [but it] can be hard on the digestive system [and] cause bloating, gas, and other abdominal issues.”  First – huh?  Second - uh oh.  My husband is probably not going to like me very much tonight.  Also, kale seems to have compounds that have been associated with kidney stones and gallstones, and others that can suppress thyroid function.  Hmmmm.

So how much should I eat?  Well, since I currently eat, I dunno, NONE, I suppose I can at least eat a little bit more.  With some bleu cheese and parmesan peppercorn dressing, of course.

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