Updated: Feb 5
I haven't done an episode on food for a while and so this week is about our green friends... I mean are we even friends? Maybe not, but that doesn't mean you should completely exclude kale from your meals.
There has been a lot of rumors about how kale and other greens can be 'bad' for you, and I wanted to demystify it. You see, as I said it but in a different context, we shouldn't look at everything as good or bad - most of the time even things that are meant to be 'good' for you can turn into a very 'bad' thing if done too often and in the wrong way.
The same goes with our 'friend' Kale. I mean it has a lot of nutrients: "Kale is a nutrition superstar due to the amounts of vitamins A, K, B6 and C, calcium, potassium, copper and manganese it contains. One cup of raw kale has just 33 calories and only 7 grams of carbohydrate." (Mayo clinic), so do you really want to miss out on that goodness? Well, you might because Kale is also rich in Oxalate acid, which works as a protection mechanism for the kale. So what should you do? To eat or not to eat?
Watch this episode below, to find out!
I'm talking about:
- Why every species on earth have some kind of defense mechanism
- Why we weren't as affected before, as we are now
- Is it worth cutting the kale out?
- How can you still have the kale (and other greens)
See you next week!