What should I know about kale?
I just purchased my first ever bunch of Kale! I have never eaten it before and I am quite excited to try it out in my nutribullet. I came across this article whilst googling Kale and was just wondering what other people thought? The internet is so full of information, but its hard to filter through the facts! Is it better to eat raw or cooked, and do people have it everyday like they do spinach? There are a couple of controversial things about kale that are worth mentioning," says Orceyre, who explains that its large concentration of Vitamin K can be a problem for people taking blood thinners and other medications because it promotes clotting; the green also contains oxalates, which in lab tests have been associated with kidney stones and some gallstones. Raw kale in particular "can be hard on the digestive system" — meaning it can cause bloating, gas and other abdominal issues — "and also contains a compound that can suppress thyroid function in certain people," she adds. That's why she doesn't recommend eating the vegetable uncooked or juicing it more than once or twice a week, though she says you can eat as much of the cooked veggie as you like.