View Full Version : Can one eat to many grenn leafy veggies
11-14-2006, 10:38 PM
I am referring to Kale,Collards,Chard,and Spinach?
11-14-2006, 10:48 PM
From my study and experience I woud say yes. Greens are loaded in Beta Caratine. Normally this is good for you. I have read some studies though where very high amounts can be dangerous though. I do not recall what constituted "high". (maybe you can google it)
From my own experience, I was drinking about 48 ounces or more a day, and after about a month and a half of this I started thinking I was looking a wee bit yellow. I ignored it for a week or more and kept on drinking my greens. Finally after a friend commented how yellow I was getting I really looked myself over and sure enough I was. (my wife was too lol)
I dont seem to have suffered any noticeable harm from the experice, but it did take a lil more then a month to fade back to normal. I basically just cut out all veggie juice save maybe a glass every 4 days. I musta maxed out. In any even I was Yellow lol! :D
I looked like this ---> :)
11-14-2006, 10:49 PM
I think one could eat too much of anything! How much is too much is another matter. And it could differ from person to person. For instance if you have a thyroid problem you should limit the goitrogenic foods like kale.
11-14-2006, 10:52 PM
One can eat too many of anything. Ignoring one's body signals can lead to eating foods that one's body does not require, or to overeating.
11-14-2006, 11:09 PM
Good advice on the kale.
I like to use its goitergen properties when I eat sea weed so that I dont get so much Iodine. That stuff is loaded with it lol. Some of those types have like 700% the rda in em. I know the rda is off alot but 700% off :eek:
11-15-2006, 06:11 AM
I find it interesting that one would turn yellow with greens when one turns orange with carrots. That to mean suggests a liver detox.
You might with to read V. Boutenko's book "Green for Life". That will answer many of your questions on the amount of green's one might wish to eat.
For me, I think if one varies them sufficiently there would be no problem. Can other vegetarian animals get too many greens? Cows? Horses, etc?
11-15-2006, 10:32 AM
Thanks everyone for all the replies.
Fruit has been making me feel horrible lately so i am leaning towards only wanting vegetables(mainly green leafy) And i was reading about oxalates(sp?) coming from the green leafys which is what i always choose to eat.I really chould not find what kind of damage to much oxalates can actually do on soneone's health,Is it really that bad?
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