Has anyone ever felt that before? I think Kale makes me a little sleepy. I know folks with Thyroid issues should limit the brassicas, I have had thyroid issues in the past, but none now. I really want to be imagining it, because I LOVE kale. I don't think its the carb intake because I can eat the same amount of carbs in some other veggie and it doesn't do the same thing.
asked byJazzbay (1294)
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on February 05, 2012
at 08:35 PM
Unless you are eating a whole lot of raw kale I don't see why it would affect your thyroid. I thought cooking neutralized the problem with brassicas.
on February 06, 2012
at 07:22 PM
Here is some good info on goitrogens and cruciferous vegetables (which includes kale):
on September 01, 2013
at 06:39 AM
Yes, me too . A week ago I switched making my spinach salads with kale. And I notice I get extremely sleepy about half an hour after eating it! Sometimes I need to be productive after dinner so I'm switching back to spinach.
on June 25, 2013
at 10:50 PM
I just googled this topic because it happens to me!! I had kale for dinner and now I am sooo ready to sleep!!
on February 19, 2012
at 09:50 PM
I cannot believe someone else has noticed this. Any time I eat Kale, I am a raw vegan, I get sleepy. I can eat it raw in a salad, juiced, or dehydrated in kale chips and have the same response. I LOVE kale. Is this a bad thing?