Is Kale Dangerous?

Found this on Livestrong

I think this is what Yas was talking about….

I reckon you’d have to go hard at the Kale in your smoothies/juices…

Interesting how the effects of a clean diet is proven to effect blood consistency etc… As detailed here but foods are not always suggested to heal common health conditions…. But then there’s little profit in fruit and veg!

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Protein Dangers of Juicing With Too Much Kale
Dangers of Juicing With Too Much Kale
Last Updated: Mar 13, 2014 | By Heather Topham Wood

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Kale is a leafy green vegetable that is low in calories and high in nutrients such as iron, potassium, calcium and vitamin K. The fact that kale is packed with nutrition makes it a common choice for juicers. However, along with the health benefits of kale juice it is important to be aware of its risks and side effects. Speak to your doctor before consuming kale juice.

Detox Dangers
One cup of kale only contains 34 calories. If you are using other low-calorie items to make your juice, you are not likely consuming a substantial amount of calories with each serving. Problems associated with detox diets that require you to consume a very small amount of calories include muscle breakdown, stomach upset, blood sugar problems and vitamin deficiencies.

Stomach Distress
A side effect of juicing is intestinal discomfort symptoms.
While following a juice diet, you may experience stomach cramps, gas and diarrhea. The ingredients used to make the kale juice can be blamed for these symptoms. The symptoms are related to the ingestion of sorbitol, a type of sugar found in juices that cannot be digested.

Hyperkalemia
Hyperkalemia is a medical condition associated with high amounts of potassium in your blood. Hyperkalemia symptoms may include muscle weakness, fatigue, diarrhea and chest pain. If you are consuming too much kale through your juice diet and you are diagnosed with hyperkalemia, your doctor may recommend a low-potassium diet. Along with kale, other foods to avoid on a low-potassium diet include potatoes, oranges, orange juice, broccoli and spinach.

Too Much Iron
Although it is unlikely, rare cases can develop where you have too much iron in your body. If this is the case, your doctor could recommend reducing your iron intake and avoiding foods such as kale, other green leafy vegetables, beans, nuts, dried fruits and whole grains. High iron levels in the blood cause symptoms such as headache, weight loss, fatigue, skin color changes and stomach upset.

Blood Clotting
Kale is high in vitamin K, with 547 micrograms in a 1-cup serving, which is over 6 times more than the recommended daily intake for adults according to the USDA. The National Institutes of Health reports that Vitamin K is referred to as the “clotting vitamin,” as it contains proteins that promote clot formation. If you are on an aspirin regimen for your heart, or take blood thinning medications, consuming juiced kale will interfere with the amount of medication you need, along with the medications’ effectiveness. If you have issues with blood clotting, speak to your doctor before consuming kale juice.

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So, plenty to consider, but I still think if you include one smoothie a day you won’t have to worry. Personally, I don’t like Kale. But broccoli, cauliflower, spinach are always in my meals.

Eat Clean Stay Active. Feel Great

Jax

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Why Tight Hips Will Block Your 6 Pack!

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1. Muscle Tightness beats muscle contractions – if your muscles are tight it will inhibit muscles from working or contracting efficiently. A tight HFQ (Hip Flexor/Quad) complex blocks your inner abs from contracting and working efficiently. Therefore they will struggle to develop.

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2. Places the Low back in wrong position – Tight HFQ muscles place your low back and pelvis in a very challenging position when it comes to allowing your abs to work effectively. As a result your abs are always working in a very non-efficient length which again makes it hard for them to develop

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4. 3 of the 4 Key Abdominal muscles run obliquely or transversely. If your HFQ complex is tight, it will create a loss of Rotation and side bending. Therefore you are unable to train obliquely and transversely so those muscle will not develop.

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