Stats: 31, 262 lbs, female
Been paleo since end of July, when I first started, I couldn't get enough greens. Like kale, mustard greens and turnip greens and the like. Even before then I loved them. Suddenly I can't eat them without wanting to puke. Just curious if that means there is something in them I can't stomach anymore, and if anybody has had this experience?
Also since then I have had serious charlie horses. Could they be related? Thanks for any info.
Oh, not taking a multivitamin yet, will start this weekend, but I do take iron as I'm anemic and B12. Thanks
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on November 07, 2012
at 01:45 PM
maybe it's the oxalates in them? whfoods.com/??? Does this describe you: blog.sethroberts.net/2012/08/05/??? The gist: Many vegetables contain a lot of oxalate, which acts as a pesticide. A woman had been having problems, cut out oxalate vegetables and her problems subsided. Some of the symptoms: muscle pain, tingly legs, fatigue, irritable mood, bladder irritation, poor concentration, restless legs and poor sleep
it depends on if you eat them raw or cook them...cooking deactivates a small amount of the oxalates....but also generally, why it's not a good idea to overdose on even the most super of super-foods, and you should rotate out your fruits and vegetables seasonally.
Also they can have pesticides - see the environmental working group dirty dozen list. you might be reacting to that?
also, if you are anemic, start eating liver!!! best source of b-vitamins and iron and natural. squeeze some lemon juice on it because vitamin C helps with iron absorption. but supplementing iron and b12 can throw other body systems out of whack. This I DO know from personal experience.
on November 07, 2012
at 01:50 PM
There's probably several compoubds that you're building up an oversupply of. With any type of food, eating too much without taking it out of rotation for a while can not only burn you out on it but also overdose you on irritants. Try going to different greens for a few weeks and then coming back to the kale. Collards are coming into season and are a good alternative. You could also leaf out (get it?) the leafy greens for a couple weeks and eat some celery, broccoli, etc to switch it up.