It’s causing some Kidney Stones… read on…

Just because something is healthy doesn’t mean you OD on it. And apparently, you can OD on Kale, or spinach, or other dark leafy greens though not unlimited to even beets.

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We all love Kale. It’s nutritious, beautifully colored, contains life-giving vitamins and nutrients like Vitamin K, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, fiber and carotenoids, 45 different flavonoids and includes a variety of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. It’s a superfood and it tastes like heaven in a salad raw or cooked and mixed. It’s divine in shakes. But MotherOrganica has been hearing about daily shakers who are over-doing it and finding themselves with kidney stones, which can be very painful.

First, raw kale can be hard on the digestive system in general. It can cause bloating and gas. It also contains oxalic acid and too much of it can give you kidney stones. You can attempt to ensure you’re receiving enough calcium as well, but there are several different types of kidney stones, and they involved both oxalate and calcium.

“Approximately 85% of kidney stones are calcium stones, in combination with either oxalate or phosphate, or both. Calcium, oxalate, and phosphate are part of a person’s normal diet.” But over-consumption of these minerals may not be right for your body and cause the stones.

They say kidney stones biggest causes are dehydration and diet. So temper your diet and remember your moderation.

Tips on distinguishing between Cravings and Eating using Intuition

Connect with your body and intuit what your body feels like eating, not what you think you should be eating. You have to feel what’s right for your lifestyle choices and allow your body to tell you what it wants. There is a difference between a craving and your body’s natural inclination. A craving is not the same as an intuitive feeling. Think of the feeling between a sugar craving in the body and the feeling of knowing that you’d love to eat something for dinner later. You may be craving the Kale shakes, especially the sweet ones, but it’s not an everyday ingredient. You can OD on the healthy stuff too!

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