Kale Causing Acne?
When I first did kale shakes (kale, cucumber, celery, ginger, avocado or MCT) I didn't bother to steam/drain the kale, or to add calcium and magnesium as Dave suggests. I got acne. I started doing the things Dave suggests and it went away.
Slowly, though, I've noticed I'm getting some acne on my body, and then when I take a break from the kale shakes it seems to recede. This weekend I did some social stuff that involved beer and a cheat meal with gluten and dairy - but no kale - and the acne is still better than during the week with kale shakes.
So obviously I'll be switching it up, but I still like the convenience of a veggie shake.
Does anyone have any thoughts on what specific aspects of kale might cause acne? Goitrogens? Oaxalic acid? When I search this, it's all info on how kale helps acne. Or perhaps I'm way off base and there's no way kale causes acne?
I'm planning to try collard greens and brussels sprouts as a replacement, but I don't want to blindly make a swap, I'm hoping to do so with a theory of what's going on informing my changes.
Additional info on my kale:
I'm not going nuts with the amount of kale, after it's steamed and drained it's probably a fist-sized amount of kale. Buying "Laciento" kale - looks like dino. I've been keeping the stems on, not removing the leaf from the stem.
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