This article states that oxalates of large amounts of greens every day can lead to kidney stones. I've also read that large amounts of vitamin C contribute. Pretty much all fruitarians eat over 5-12 times more vitamin C than the average person. Should I be worried? Here's the article.
Maybe so, but I still haven't seen any evidence that excessive amounts of them are good. If you do a quick Google search, you will see many articles pointing to them as inflammatory agents!
Jade.......I didn't say I agree. I don't need to do a google search. I was just referencing the green smoothie queen's idea. Everyone has ideas..........
You can find whatever you want to find on Google. Common sense and experience are more important.
I second that. Finding health advice through google has led me to eat many "healthy" things which actually negatively impacted my health a lot.. Listening to your body is more important :)
Absolutely to both of the above. But many of us found this through Google :) You can't control the media (and these days I think Google counts as media,) but you can choose what to accept and what to discard.
Yep sift through the rubbish to find the gems :)
I've just finished building my garden bed and planted some lettuce and kale. I have reasonably good soil. Do you think that my greens will contain more calcium than shop bought? If buying greens it's most important to buy organic right? Pesticide free and better soil =higher mineral content, right? Sorry sometimes I just feel I need confirmation on my thoughts. Thank you :)
You can get your soil tested. It's hard to know if your soil has good levels of calcium or not. But I would save money on the soil test and add rock dust to your soil, which will increase the mineral content. Yes, organic is usually going to be better. But there are no "rules" for organic companies to make sure their soils have good mineral content. So that can vary.
I wouldn't worry about any of this too much, and just keep trying to get the best quality food that you can.
All are disqualified as optimal or even appropriate due to high cellulose content. Our bodies have limited ability to access the nutrients encased in the cellulose structure, so most of what we eat of them must only be eliminated from the body, which unnecessarily taxes our eliminative processes. These vegetables also contain irritating and indigestible oxalic acid and are bland or unpleasant to eat in their raw state. The exception in this category is young or baby spinach, which has what most people describe as a pleasant flavor and is relatively easy to digest in moderate quantities since its oxalic acid content is low at this point in its growth.
and millet apparently, not that anyone in this neighborhood is eating it!
Yeah, never had much luck getting it to sprout
I like this site, thanks for sharing! Quite a good case for the fruit diet!
Oh awesome so it looks like baby spinach is the way to go. I was considering broccoli but now I know that the cellulose inhibits absorption so I may give that one a miss. Maybe kale in small amounts since I just started growing it in my garden. Thank you for your help :)