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(WBUR Boston)   We may be living in the Age of Kale, but remember: There can be no light without darkness   (commonhealth.wbur.org) divider line 140
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2014-01-14 09:48:52 AM
People who like vegetables are weird.

They're not bad people, per se. Just....really farking weird.
 
2014-01-14 09:50:51 AM

Mangoose: People who like vegetables are weird.

They're not bad people, per se. Just....really farking weird.


You only ate McDonalds and frozen chicken fingers as a child, didn't you?
 
2014-01-14 09:56:02 AM

Mangoose: People who like vegetables are weird.


you sound fat.
 
2014-01-14 09:57:49 AM
Acceptable vegetables include peas, carrots, corn, lima beans, green beans, and most components of a typical garden salad, including cucumbers, radishes, and the various styles of lettuce.

Unacceptable vegetables include spinach, okra, artichokes, broccoli, asparagus, and mushrooms.

Beets, turnips, and yams are generally considered an act of war.
 
2014-01-14 09:59:21 AM
That's why I only use replica kale.

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2014-01-14 10:02:02 AM

Pocket Ninja: Unacceptable vegetables include spinach, okra, artichokes, broccoli, asparagus, and mushrooms.

Beets, turnips, and yams are generally considered an act of war.


We are now at war. See you on the battlefield.
 
2014-01-14 10:09:36 AM
This is the dawning of the age of A-kale-ious.


/Ha!  The lyrics are stuck in your head now, aren't they?  My work here is done.
 
2014-01-14 10:10:57 AM
"Kale will kill you and everyone you care about."

--Jennifer Berman, writer and sign language interpreter living in New York City.

"A regular person [with no thyroid issues] who eats several servings of cruciferous vegetables a week should not have problems."

--Teresa Fung, Sc.D., M.S.. adjunct professor of nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health and a professor at Simmons College in Boston
 
2014-01-14 10:20:57 AM
I dunno, I hopped on the "Vitamix-loving, green-smoothie worshipping, kale bandwagoner" last fall and have no regrets and have dropped 25#.  Much healthier than canned or processed sodium-laden crap.  I just don't eat a kilogram and a half of bok choy every day.  That's crazy.
 
2014-01-14 10:31:29 AM

I_Am_Weasel: This is the dawning of the age of A-kale-ious.

/Ha!  The lyrics are stuck in your head now, aren't they?  My work here is done.


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2014-01-14 10:32:08 AM

syrynxx: I dunno, I hopped on the "Vitamix-loving, green-smoothie worshipping, kale bandwagoner" last fall and have no regrets and have dropped 25#.  Much healthier than canned or processed sodium-laden crap.  I just don't eat a kilogram and a half of bok choy every day.  That's crazy.


But you don't understand. A mommyblogger was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. Paradigms have been destroyed. Everything you thought you knew about everything is wrong. We must adopt a new world view and devise an entirely new set of protocols on a go-forward basis.
 
2014-01-14 10:48:54 AM
The night is dark and full of fibers.
 
2014-01-14 11:00:19 AM
Gee, balance in a diet...whuddathunkit?

Folks: we are omnivorous apes, with a penchant for meat, and salt, and sweets, and are hardwired to enjoy the effects of alcohol, which in natural surrounds is sort of rare, but a source of important and opportunistic calories which is why birds and other critters seek out fermented berries too. We evolved to take in a LOT of food sources, because that is what made us the success stories we are today, coupled with manipulatory appendages and the intelligence to form tools and think ahead enough to cultivate crops and hunt successfully as differing strategies to glean food and protect our progeny. Our success isn't from being specialized into single sources of food, but a variety, and our digestive systems are designed for that purpose. We need more than just meat. We need more than just vegetables. We seek out some sources, because we're hardwired to seek out fat, salt, and easy calories in sweets, and to even bank those calories in our fatty tissues in case of famine. Those very desires can bite us on the ass, since we're not walking the savanna and getting chased by large cats, big ass birds, bears, and avoiding crocs. Likewise, we can flout those desires at our own peril, because we have these ridiculously oversized brains that are a huge sink for our metabolic processes and that very brainpower can lead us on some odd choices, because we seem to think that those hardwired urges are irrelevant.

Balance, kids. Balance in all things. Eat a diet that is varied, balanced, and get some damn exercise, and maybe keep off the fads, because someone realized that a food source has some stuff that our bodies need. "Superfoods" are a fad. Eat a varied diet, exercise, and maybe realize that too much of anything, including water, is not such a great thing. Too much of anything is not good for you. Except, of course, bacon. Bacon is your King. Well, that and Irish Coffee since it contains all of the four food groups: caffeine group, alcohol group, sugar group, and the fat group...
 
2014-01-14 11:19:12 AM

CapeFearCadaver: Mangoose: People who like vegetables are weird.

They're not bad people, per se. Just....really farking weird.

You only ate McDonalds and frozen chicken fingers as a child, didn't you?


No. Though I ate pretty much Cherrios for a good part of my early life, I'm told.


doublesecretprobation: Mangoose: People who like vegetables are weird.

you sound fat.


I do, don't I?

Sorry but most vegetables just don't taste that good in the grande scheme of cuisine. Let's say, science develops a treatment where you could eat anything you wanted and it wouldn't be unhealthy, etc.  Would you choose to eat kale? Or would you choose to something that actually tasted good?

You can thank my seven-year old for that question.
 
2014-01-14 11:28:19 AM

Mangoose: Let's say, science develops a treatment where you could eat anything you wanted and it wouldn't be unhealthy, etc. Would you choose to eat kale?


Yes. I've been eating it for years. Why would I stop?

I don't eat it because I think it's going to give me super powers. I eat it because I like it.
 
2014-01-14 11:31:22 AM

Mangoose: CapeFearCadaver: Mangoose: People who like vegetables are weird.

They're not bad people, per se. Just....really farking weird.

You only ate McDonalds and frozen chicken fingers as a child, didn't you?

No. Though I ate pretty much Cherrios for a good part of my early life, I'm told.


doublesecretprobation: Mangoose: People who like vegetables are weird.

you sound fat.

I do, don't I?

Sorry but most vegetables just don't taste that good in the grande scheme of cuisine. Let's say, science develops a treatment where you could eat anything you wanted and it wouldn't be unhealthy, etc.  Would you choose to eat kale? Or would you choose to something that actually tasted good?

You can thank my seven-year old for that question.


I'm betting that I could get your seven year old to eat a kale chip, and love it. Then again, that's sort of my job. I make yummy food, and I look at the whole palette of foods to do so, as opposed to just a thin swath. But then again, that's my job.

Food choices are set early. They can be reset, because humans are good at upending their diets when conditions change, and that's not a bad thing, but likewise, we're hardwired to look at the food of our youth as the "normal" conditions as well. We are just savanna walking apes after all that occasionally stopped by water sources and often found easy calories there, while we watched out for killer reptiles, cats, and snakes. We long for the normality of our youth, because that was set down for us as being the conditions that we should look for. Of course, if the conditions of our youth were particularly bad--famine, poverty, or wartime conditions of rationing, we can associate the foods of those times as being really bad too. The brain is really good at making associations. We don't have to be slaves to that conditioning though.
 
2014-01-14 11:32:23 AM

Mangoose: Sorry but most vegetables just don't taste that good in the grande scheme of cuisine.


Your taste buds are weird. Just... really farking weird.
 
2014-01-14 11:32:27 AM

In other news: Morons discover that too much of just about anything is bad! News at 11!

 
2014-01-14 11:34:49 AM
I've never had Kale. Is it awful?
 
2014-01-14 11:36:57 AM

sigdiamond2000: Mangoose: Let's say, science develops a treatment where you could eat anything you wanted and it wouldn't be unhealthy, etc. Would you choose to eat kale?

Yes. I've been eating it for years. Why would I stop?

I don't eat it because I think it's going to give me super powers. I eat it because I like it.


De gustibus non est disputandum. My kid says carrots are disgusting and peas are worse than demon droppings, but she loves the taste of kale.
 
2014-01-14 11:37:43 AM

abhorrent1: I've never had Kale. Is it awful?


Like most leafy greens (or just vegetables in general), it's all in the preparation. Can be really good. Can be really bland an unappetizing.
 
2014-01-14 11:38:08 AM

Mangoose: CapeFearCadaver: Mangoose: People who like vegetables are weird.

They're not bad people, per se. Just....really farking weird.

You only ate McDonalds and frozen chicken fingers as a child, didn't you?

No. Though I ate pretty much Cherrios for a good part of my early life, I'm told.


doublesecretprobation: Mangoose: People who like vegetables are weird.

you sound fat.

I do, don't I?

Sorry but most vegetables just don't taste that good in the grande scheme of cuisine. Let's say, science develops a treatment where you could eat anything you wanted and it wouldn't be unhealthy, etc.  Would you choose to eat kale? Or would you choose to something that actually tasted good?

You can thank my seven-year old for that question.


Most veggies taste far better than kale.
 
2014-01-14 11:38:45 AM
Maybe I haven't had the right kale yet.  Kale chips are unimpressive and kale in salads is like eating wet pine needles or toothbrushes, always something catching or pricking at the roof of your mouth.  So to speak.

Yes, even after "massaging".  After all that work I'd just rather have spinach.

So I don't like the kale.  Every other green's pretty cool.

I do find it sad when grown-ass men and women proudly proclaim they don't like or eat vegetables.
 
2014-01-14 11:38:51 AM
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Will probably spend the rest of the week obsessing on this article.
 
2014-01-14 11:40:14 AM
What the hell is wrong with kale? Granted, the only way I've ever had it was the main ingredient in good ol' Portuguese Kale soup. If you have a thing against kale, then use collard greens -- they're similar enough not to matter much.

/...in the soup, anyway.
 
2014-01-14 11:40:15 AM

Pocket Ninja: Acceptable vegetables include peas, carrots, corn, lima beans, green beans, and most components of a typical garden salad, including cucumbers, radishes, and the various styles of lettuce.

Unacceptable vegetables include spinach, okra, artichokes, broccoli, asparagus, and mushrooms.

Beets, turnips, and yams are generally considered an act of war.


You'll pry my broccoli from my cold, dead hands.
 
2014-01-14 11:40:59 AM
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2014-01-14 11:41:21 AM

Mangoose: CapeFearCadaver: Mangoose: People who like vegetables are weird.

They're not bad people, per se. Just....really farking weird.

You only ate McDonalds and frozen chicken fingers as a child, didn't you?

No. Though I ate pretty much Cherrios for a good part of my early life, I'm told.


doublesecretprobation: Mangoose: People who like vegetables are weird.

you sound fat.

I do, don't I?

Sorry but most vegetables just don't taste that good in the grande scheme of cuisine. Let's say, science develops a treatment where you could eat anything you wanted and it wouldn't be unhealthy, etc.  Would you choose to eat kale? Or would you choose to something that actually tasted good?

You can thank my seven-year old for that question.


Sometimes I like eating veggies (raw or cooked).  Sometimes I want steak or bbq.  Sometimes I want something w/ chilies.  Sometimes I was something salty.  Sometimes I like something sweet.  Sometimes I like dairy.  etc.  There are many different types of great food out.  I dig kale, but probably only have it once every other week.
 
2014-01-14 11:41:26 AM
I've never seen the fascination with kale, in chip form or other forms, but whatever. Like anything, don't consume too much of it, or if you have certain thyroid issues, and you'll survive.
 
2014-01-14 11:43:52 AM
We eat Kale every night in this house, we like it, but seriously, who the fark cares what I eat? My house, my food, go eat a bag of dicks and see if I care.

/don't care.
//believes in nothing
///nihilist
 
2014-01-14 11:49:41 AM
Things I used to enjoy but now hate with a passion:

1. Prosciutto
2. Sriracha
3. Kale

/screw you, "foodies"
 
2014-01-14 11:50:44 AM

Far Cough: I do find it sad when grown-ass men and women proudly proclaim they don't like or eat vegetables.


They're not grown, they're childish.
 
2014-01-14 11:51:13 AM
Wait... so basing your diet on one SuperFood that you think is only good and can't possibly have negative side effects from over-consumption is not smart?

Whodathunk?
 
2014-01-14 11:51:17 AM

baconbeard: Things I used to enjoy but now hate with a passion:

1. Prosciutto
2. Sriracha
3. Kale

/screw you, "foodies"


It makes sense to let people you hate completely inform your life choices.
 
2014-01-14 11:53:55 AM

Pocket Ninja: Acceptable vegetables include peas, carrots, corn, lima beans, green beans, and most components of a typical garden salad, including cucumbers, radishes, and the various styles of lettuce.

Unacceptable vegetables include spinach, okra, artichokes, broccoli, asparagus, and mushrooms.

Beets, turnips, and yams are generally considered an act of war.


In addition to most of your "acceptable" list, I am fine with spinach, broccoli and asparagus.  Cauliflower too.  I am one of a very tiny minority of people who dislike mushrooms.  I will eat but not enjoy green beans.
 
2014-01-14 11:55:15 AM

Mangoose: People who like vegetables are weird.

They're not bad people, per se. Just....really farking weird.


Are you five years old?
 
2014-01-14 11:55:37 AM
Dammit. The article says NOTHING about taking kale rectally. I guess I'll have to sit on my plan for a while.

I use a smallish dehydrator to make kale chips, carrot chips, beet chips and other niceties like dehydrated onions and mushrooms. I wouldn't give up my kale chips for anything. Tasty little devils. Plus you can scare the hell out a delivery driver with just a smile.
 
2014-01-14 11:55:40 AM

sigdiamond2000: baconbeard: Things I used to enjoy but now hate with a passion:

1. Prosciutto
2. Sriracha
3. Kale

/screw you, "foodies"

It makes sense to let people you hate completely inform your life choices.


Truly it is tragic when hipsters have to deal with the mainstream taking their stuff...
 
2014-01-14 11:56:43 AM

Pocket Ninja: Acceptable vegetables include peas, carrots, corn, lima beans, green beans, and most components of a typical garden salad, including cucumbers, radishes, and the various styles of lettuce.

Unacceptable vegetables include spinach, okra, artichokes, broccoli, asparagus, and mushrooms.

Beets, turnips, and yams are generally considered an act of war.


What about parsnips?


www.whoisthemonkey.com


WTF is a parsnip?

 
2014-01-14 11:56:52 AM

baconbeard: Things I used to enjoy but now hate with a passion:

1. Prosciutto
2. Sriracha
3. Kale

/screw you, "foodies"


I'll bet you also hate movies because the sequel sucks, and you just HATE a song once it gets overplayed on the radio.

/the problem is you
 
2014-01-14 11:57:42 AM
Collards > Kale
 
2014-01-14 11:57:55 AM

CapeFearCadaver: Pocket Ninja: Unacceptable vegetables include spinach, okra, artichokes, broccoli, asparagus, and mushrooms.

Beets, turnips, and yams are generally considered an act of war.

We are now at war. See you on the battlefield.


I shall do battle by your side, CFC.

We grow beets, turnips, and sweet potatoes in our vegetable garden. Kale, too.

//It's all organic. And, by definition, local.
 
2014-01-14 11:58:50 AM
As long as we have moved past quinoa I don't care what is trendy now.
 
2014-01-14 11:59:24 AM

Mangoose: People who like vegetables are weird.

They're not bad people, per se. Just....really farking weird.


Vegetables are what are missing from my diet.  Not when I say diet, I'm not saying I'm dieting.  Just that a lot of veggies are missing in my diet, which may be part of the reason my blood pressure was on the low end of what they're calling pre-hypertension now, and my doctor gave me something called the DASH "Diet."
 
2014-01-14 11:59:24 AM
"Destroy the beets! Fiiiiiind the baby!"
 
2014-01-14 12:00:12 PM
1.5 kilograms of kale a day for several months?
 
2014-01-14 12:00:44 PM

hubiestubert: sigdiamond2000: baconbeard: Things I used to enjoy but now hate with a passion:

1. Prosciutto
2. Sriracha
3. Kale

/screw you, "foodies"

It makes sense to let people you hate completely inform your life choices.

Truly it is tragic when hipsters have to deal with the mainstream taking their stuff...


Of come on. Do you not agree that the three examples above have been done to death ad nauseam? There's "popular", and then there's stupid.
 
2014-01-14 12:01:30 PM
Kale, which I juiced every morning, tops the list

The problem is juicing things I guess.. you have to use a ton of vegetables to get any juice. And you get rid of the fibrous parts in the process.
 
2014-01-14 12:01:57 PM
Kale is for deviated preverts. I eat only charred steak, and I'm a god damn sexual tyrannosaurus. My bowel movements occur every three days and are black and tarry. Go USA!

Seriously, its not my favorite veggie but, lightly steamed with lemon and butter, it doesn't suck either.
 
2014-01-14 12:02:05 PM

Mangoose: People who like vegetables are weird.

They're not bad people, per se. Just....really farking weird.


For every vegetable you don't eat, I'm going to eat three.
 
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