Steam your kale and spinach before using in a smoothie!

First, you need to read my medical disclaimer before you go ahead and read the rest of this blog post. You can find my medical disclaimer — RIGHT HERE.

I have recently been talking on this blog about making smoothies that contain either raw baby spinach or kale or both. It seemed to me to be a healthy-enough way to go. But then even more recently I have discovered something else about using baby spinach and/or raw kale in a smoothie drink and I felt compelled to share what I discovered with my precious blog audience. (That would be you!)

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As it turns out, it appears that some of these kinds of greens contain a substance called “Oxalic Acid” that may not be all that good for a person in the raw state:

The truth is that both spinach and kale are very healthy for you. Unfortunately, it really needs to be steamed before it’s eaten. Steaming or cooking deactivates the oxalic acid content that they have, making them more nutritious. Oxalic acid binds with the calcium in our food making it unavailable for digestion.

I found the information in that block quote I just added to this post on another website and here is the link to the other website: — RIGHT ABOUT HERE.

I hope you find this information helpful and/or interesting and I would definitely like to hear your opinions so leave me a comment here on the blog if you desire. (I always answer every comment.)

Well, I tried the celery smoothie but …

Medical Disclaimer — Read this first — ( CLICK HERE TO READ)

I TRIED THE SMOOTHIE —

It was good ….. It took me a few minutes to get used to the taste — Celery can be bitter — but if it is buffered with some chopped dates added to the blender, it becomes more tolerable — an apple helps too — as does a banana.

But now that I have tried it and discovered the fiber benefits and the nutritional benefits —-( CHECK THIS OUT ) —-and now that I have begun to enjoy the possibilities, I run aground on the dark side …. the side where reports abound about celery containing e-coli germs or virus or whatever …. and I get told that sometimes eating raw celery can be very dangerous to health. —- ( FOOD POISONING BULLETIN ).

Is nothing safe to consume anymore? — Is everything I put into my mouth going to end up with me playing some kind of lottery game with my personal health … perhaps even my life?

Are Green Smoothies actually good for me if I can navigate past all the threatening aspects that I have been hearing and seeing on the major media? — ( HERE )

What is one to do?