Is it Ok to eat greens like Kale, when you have Osteoporosis? Should they be eaten raw?
Oxalic Acid, found in greens, interferes with our ability to uptake Calcium. It also has a binding effect on the mineral, which can lead to Kidney Stones. While cooking does help: maximize Oxalic Acid elimination by blanching your greens in boiling water and Calcium Carbonate. Just three minutes in the Calcium-infused boiling water, remove, plunge into ice water, drain and place in your blender. Not only will you have eliminated most of the unwanted Oxalates, you have increased absorption of the other valuable micro nutrients. Eating greens raw, can actually compound the Calcium displacement challenge already present due to the Oxalates. Use the blanching technique described, saute', sweat, or bake into chips. And, while crispy chips are great, crispy bones are not. This technique will put you back on the Bone Density Track!
Check out Tina's most recent recipe on the MFN blog,
Jaeger Bomb Smoothie
along some awesome nutrition knowledge.