View Full Version : Rotating your greens
04-30-2009, 03:49 PM
I thought this issue deserved it's own thread!
It came up in a thread where someone mentioned rotating off kale and included collards as a sub, but it was noted by another that collards and kale are pretty similar.......
So you would need to rotate between families of greens, but what greens are in a "family"?
Kale spinach chards lettuces dandelion
can anyone flesh this out more?
Also -compare and contrast if you will:
Rotating greens vs daily variety.
04-30-2009, 03:55 PM
I was just reading a book about greens and rotating them. I have to say I have only been having spinach for breakfast so I too need to add a little variety to my smoothies too.
04-30-2009, 06:17 PM
Heres the other thread about rotating greens, maybe it will help some more.
Raw Angel Mom
04-30-2009, 09:04 PM
From Victoria Butenko's research she found that if we eat the same greens all the time, our body will make us sick of it. Because mother nature created a solution in other to prevent the animals to eat all the same species. There is a little quantity of poison and if you rotate your greens, it won't affect you. If you eat the same all the time, it will built up and make you fed up of it.
So i would say kale and collars are probably the same family but you never know, you may be ok.
Victoria eat Kale for a very long time before she noticed this problem with greens.
Sometime, i crave more for kale some other time i crave more for different thing. I feel that our body helps us anyway to crave for the right green as we go along
04-30-2009, 09:38 PM
I was really liking rainbow chard in my smoothies this past winter. I would often mix it with kale. A few days ago I put 5 big chard leaves in a smoothie. I drank one glass and didn't feel so good. I threw the rest out. I figure my body was telling me enough chard already. I've switched back to spinach as my staple green. If I need a break from that I like romaine, or parsley. I tried collard greens. :eek: I'll try anything...once!
05-01-2009, 09:39 AM
In my budget priced blender....
Collards don't get processed as well as other greens....I only like collard for wrapping.....it's still too stiff and "full of itself" in a salad, lol!
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