Dr Oz: Hypothyroidism and Kale & Does Kale Cause Kidney Stones?

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Dr Oz: Hypothyroidism and Kale & Does Kale Cause Kidney Stones?

By on February 25, 2014

Dr Oz: Hypothyroidism and Kale

One of Dr. Oz’s favorite foods is kale, but just like so many things in life, too much can sometimes be a bad thing. He is not recommending that you stop eating kale completely, especially since it provides so many amazing health benefits, but new research is suggesting that eating too much kale could be hazardous to your health! Find out if you should be concerned about one of Dr. Oz’s favorite superfoods!

Dr Oz: Does Kale Cause Kidney Stones?

Dr Oz: Hypothyroidism and Kale & Does Kale Cause Kidney Stones?

Dr Oz says you can reduce your risk for hypothyroidism from eating too much kale by always making sure you consume it cooked instead of raw.

When Dr. Oz learned there could be a “dark side” to one of his favorite foods he had to dig a little deeper and uncover the truth. While Dr. Oz says a little gas is pretty harmless, there are some health concerns you might need to be aware of if you consume a lot of kale.

  • Hypothyroidism, which is literally a sign your thyroid is slowing down, usually causes fatigue, hair loss, and weight gain, but Dr. Oz says there is a simple solution. All you have to do is make sure you eat kale that is cooked rather than raw or eat it together with seaweed, which contains a high amount of iodine and is very good for you.
  • Kidney Stones cause a great deal of pain and can occur if you eat too much kale, so the best way to avoid kidney stones is by alternating the greens that you eat. Dr. Oz says some good examples include bok choy, spinach, arugula, and collard greens. He also adds that kidney stones are more a concern for those with a family history.

Dr Oz: Blood Thinner Medication Kale Warning

The final health problem that eating too much kale could cause is an interference with certain medications. Dr. Oz says if you take blood thinners or antibiotics the Vitamin K found in kale could cause those medications to be less effective, so try to alternate it with other greens that are low in Vitamin K. Good options include romaine lettuce, green beans, cabbage, and asparagus.

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Comments to Dr Oz: Hypothyroidism and Kale & Does Kale Cause Kidney Stones?

  1. Does this mean that I should stop drinking,daily, my kale smoothie? It consist of 2 handfuls of kale, pineapple and ginger.

  2. How much is too much kale?

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