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Too Much Broccoli

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 31, 2012 at 8:32 PM

Broccoli is one staple option that I have for most meals, and I'm just wondering if there's a downside to eating too much of it. I typically have raw broccoli with breakfast, then raw and/or cooked broccoli with lunch too. I try to diversify with other veggies and of course lots of meat and eggs, but often the other veggies are part of grain-based side dishes. I know that too much of anything can be bad, but any thoughts on broccoli specifically? (FYI it doesn't tend to give me any digestive issues, which surprised me.)

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No, evienne, broccoli has low oxalate levels, perfectly fine for oxalate stone formers to eat (I do, often). http://www.ohf.org/docs/OxalateContent092003.pdf

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with the exception being if you are a person who is predisposed to calcium oxolate kidney stones.

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Ba09704971e33481f5716c4790648966

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on July 31, 2012
at 08:38 PM

Goitrogens could be a problem.

Maybe

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on July 31, 2012
at 08:50 PM

You want some more diversification in your diet. There are so many different veggies. Even though they may all be green, they all have different nutrients in them.

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on July 31, 2012
at 08:44 PM

Broc is a veg that your body can "handle" much better when cooked. Make sure to eat it with fat also (GF butter)! The only other thing is to go organic if you can. I've seen yr after yr that broccoli is not on the dirty dozen list but it's up there.. Like # 13 or 14 for pestisides.

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39d290f0fc2ca0d12006a9147b3584aa

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on July 31, 2012
at 08:37 PM

As far as I know, broccoli is a superfood . . . . apart from maybe a bit more gas than usual I wouldn't think you could over do it.

1d0497f8781845ab371b479455bfee8e

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on July 31, 2012
at 08:49 PM

No, evienne, broccoli has low oxalate levels, perfectly fine for oxalate stone formers to eat (I do, often). http://www.ohf.org/docs/OxalateContent092003.pdf

39d290f0fc2ca0d12006a9147b3584aa

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on July 31, 2012
at 08:39 PM

with the exception being if you are a person who is predisposed to calcium oxolate kidney stones.

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