Kale is often referred to as a super food, but a new
piece of research may be causing doubts.
A recent report from an alternative medicine researcher
at a California Clinc says a heavy metal was detected
in people who consumed large quantities of Kale.
The researcher linked the high level of thallium,
which is found in soil and minerals, to a variety
of medical ailments.
Since the results went viral, the Centers For Disease
Control has looked into the research and says it is
Yes, leafy greens can absorb thallium from the soil,
but there is no scientific evidence it is harmful
to your health.
A local dietician says as a consumer you shoudn't
pay too much attention to the study, rather focus
on a healthy diet.
-not only eat kale but eat a vairety of different
vegetables, fruits, lean proteins, healthy fats and
The viral report was originally posted in a web magazine,
not a scientific journal.
which is subject to review by other scientists.