Should you boil the devil out of your greens?

Should you boil the devil out of your greens?

Erin Moraghan runs Revkor™ with her superstar partner Angela Rivard. She is a writer, Revkor™ instructor, yoga teacher, and business-builder. But who really cares? We’re here to talk about kale and muscles. Let’s do this!   A couple years ago I was feeling insanely low on energy, so I bought a Vitamix and started drinking like, a bazillion green smoothies because I’m a yoga teacher and green smoothies and sage smudges are our answers to life’s problems. I loaded those babies up with all kinds of superfoods too - you name it: goji berries, maca, chaga, spirulina…I was blending my way to super-human levels of energy!  So why did I feel like crap? I visited my naturopath and she told me the kale I was consuming could be at fault.  (Insert sudden-stop sound effect.) WHAT??  The green stuff so stiff and cardboard-like that supermarkets use it in their meat displays?   Apparently kale, something I was pretending to love, was blasting my thyroid with goitrogens and oxalic acid.  And kale wasn’t the only culprit, it was all cruciferous veggies!  She also said that, while I was eating the stuff by the box-load, even a small amount could impact hormone levels. Come again? Yes.  Turns out raw foodies might have a little glitch in their philosophy about uncooked foods being a whole awesome thing. For the record, I am about the farthest thing from a nutrition expert.  I was raised in a family that believed a Cadbury Fruit and Nut bar was a well-balanced healthy meal because it contained dairy, fibre and protein. All I can do is share with you what I learned. Here’s...