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Posted by: Enobattar, Sunday, July 28, 2013, 3:46pm
Kale is a diamond for me and I eat it up to 3 x's a week in my breakfast omelets and almost, if not, every day in my salads.

Is there any harm?  Am I overdoing it?  Just wondering due to trying to be compliant and clear up my internal inflamation.
Posted by: Lloyd, Sunday, July 28, 2013, 3:59pm; Reply: 1
Quoted from Enobattar
Kale is a diamond for me and I eat it up to 3 x's a week in my breakfast omelets and almost, if not, every day in my salads.

Is there any harm?  Am I overdoing it?  Just wondering due to trying to be compliant and clear up my internal inflamation.


You can get too much of anything.

I don't see how 8-10 servings per week of this is going to be a problem. Still, variety won't hurt.

Posted by: Averno, Sunday, July 28, 2013, 4:15pm; Reply: 2
All summer, I've been buying organic baby kale in big bags from Costco. Love it, can't get enough!  Light sauté with garlic and a splash of umeboshi plum vinegar...mmmmmmmmm....

Being way late to the kale bandwagon, I have to wonder if this craving indicates that I'm working out a vitamin K deficiency. If so, I hope it's corrected by the end of the season or I'll be in serious withdrawl...

This is a good question, though, because one of those big bags amounts to no more than 6 (and usually only 4) servings when steamed out, enjoyed 2-3 times per week.
Posted by: Mother, Sunday, July 28, 2013, 4:42pm; Reply: 3
They sell the baby kale year round. We eat it everyday too but usually raw. I have been buying chard at the farmers market and steaming it and freezing it for winter however I keep eating it so I only have one baggie left, LOL. I think I'll stock up and buy as much as I can.
Posted by: Enobattar, Sunday, July 28, 2013, 6:36pm; Reply: 4
Good, you all are making me feel much better about my new SWAMI habit.  I do try to vary my greens each trip to the grocery store.  At my local one I can buy organic kale, Swiss Chard, and Dandelion greens.  I buy what looks the freshest and that usually is the kale.  The Swiss chard is great sliced up into very skinny strips as a bed for my other salad ingredients.  If none of the organic look fresh, I go for the regular mustard greens and/or collards.

Never knew greens could be so delicious and easy to prepare... and endless ways to add them to recipes.   :D
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Sunday, July 28, 2013, 7:12pm; Reply: 5
if your poo is green you eating too much ;)
Posted by: Enobattar, Monday, July 29, 2013, 4:01pm; Reply: 6
Thanks, policychecker.   :B  I'll keep that in mind.(clap)
Posted by: Hassanna, Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 9:18pm; Reply: 7
I too eat kale probably 4 or more times a week.  I don't see it as an issue because I'm also eating other foods.

I also like to eat Kale raw.  Massaging the kale is one of my most favorite ways!
Posted by: yaeli, Thursday, August 1, 2013, 7:04am; Reply: 8
This thread has encouraged me, and thanks to this converstion I started to prepare kale more often. (happy)

I've steamed it together with fish and sweet potatoes for a light supper.

My favorite fish: Striped bass (swami s/f) (drool)
Fresh, sea farmed in Cyprus - this is as good as it gets over here ::)

Posted by: ruthiegirl, Friday, August 2, 2013, 3:26am; Reply: 9
I recently found chopped organic kale in Costco's freezer. I now use that in place of frozen spinach when cooking with greens; usually added to a mixture of mushrooms and onions and then adding eggs. The only problem is that the kale is chopped tiny, so I can't use it to make kale chips that Jack might eat.
Posted by: DoS, Friday, August 2, 2013, 3:50am; Reply: 10
You'd have to be consuming unusual amounts during the meals, and eating inbetween, for it to probably matter. Essentially if you don't exceed your stomach acid, you'll probably be ok.
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