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Please tell me, is two bowls of raw spinach a week too much?

Please tell me, is two bowls of raw spinach a week too much?

No: Spinach is a very healthy vegetable, and it certainly provides quite a bit of fiber for your bowels. I personally eat at least that much a week. Enjoy! ...Read more

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Is 3-4 cups of raw spinach or kale per day in a smoothie too much? I've heard the oxalates can be dangerous.

Is 3-4 cups of raw spinach or kale per day in a smoothie too much? I've heard the oxalates can be dangerous.

No: There's nothing wrong with that much spinach/kale in your diet unless your taking coumadin. Warfarin is a blood-thinning medication that helps treat and prevent blood clots. However, certain foods and beverages can make it so warfarin doesn't effectively prevent blood clots. It's important to pay attention to what you eat while if your taking this medication. ...Read more

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I usually eat 2-3cups of spinach a day (on my green /protein smoothie) friend told me consuming too much spinach can cause kidney stones, trueormith?

I usually eat 2-3cups of spinach a day (on my green /protein smoothie) friend told me consuming too much spinach can cause kidney stones, trueormith?

Spinach and oxalate: Is true - be careful - Spinach is rich in oxalate; calcium oxalate forms 80% of stones in adults; many foods contain oxalate, only nine foods are believed to increase importantly in the urine and then promote kidney stone formation. They are: beets, spinach, rhubarb, strawberries, nuts, chocolate, tea, wheat bran, and all dry beans It is best to avoid these foods. Drink 3 to 4 liters per day ...Read more

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What nutrients are stored in spinach?

What nutrients are stored in spinach?

Popeye's fave: Spinach is excellent for you. It is an excellent source for vitamin a, vitamin k and folate (folic acid). It's a good source for magnesium and manganese, and it is one of the better veggie sources of iron. ...Read more

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Will spinach increases cholesterol?

Cholesterol: Spinach does not contain cholesterol and should not raise cholesterol levels. ...Read more

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Does spinach dip have pastorized milk?

Does spinach dip have pastorized milk?

Maybe: It would depend on the brand/manufacturer of the spinach dip so check with them. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of spinach?

What are the health benefits of spinach?

Spinach contains: Antioxidants as well as vitamins A, B2, C & K, & magnesium, manganese, folate, (folic acid) iron, calcium & potassium. ...Read more

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Could I have spinach everyday for breakfast?

Could I have spinach everyday for breakfast?

Well, let's see...: Good source of nutrients and fiber. Has iron, which is hard to find sometimes. Works great in an egg white omelet. Sounds good to me. Just don't eat the same breakfast every...single...day. Gets boring. Vary it a bit - better nutritionally to add some variety in the long run anyway. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits to eating spinach?

What are the health benefits to eating spinach?

Lots of good stuffs: Fresh spinach is a rich source of vitamin a (and high in lutein), vitamin c, e, and k, and also magnesium, manganese, folate, betaine, iron, vitamin b2, calcium, potassium, vitamin b6, folic acid, copper, protein, phosphorus, zinc, niacin, selenium and omega-3 fatty acids. Just a medical trivia: vitamin B9 was first isolated from spinach in 1941. Live well, kalatrazh! Good luck. ...Read more

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Is cooked spinach safe for a gastroparesis diet?

Is cooked spinach safe for a gastroparesis diet?

Small, soft, low fat: Small volume, low fat meals and soft foods are easier for the stomach to process. Consider minimizing tough meat, crunchy fruit/vegetables and fresh bread and instead select casseroles, soft-cooked vegetables, soft pasta, porridge, stewed fruits and dairy desserts like low fat yogurt or mousse. Ref: http://gastroparesisclinic. Org/treatments. Php? PageId=1186&moduleId=204 ...Read more

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Are baby spinach salad leaves the same nutritionally as regular spinach?

Are baby spinach salad leaves the same nutritionally as regular spinach?

Water: Baby spinach has more water so is more tender. Nutritionally they are both great for nutrition due to their iron, high anti oxidant and alkalanizing ability. ...Read more

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My sugar was 142 and all I ate was about 1 1/2 cups of spinach and a small piece of tofu and when I rechecked it was 250...Why?

My sugar was 142 and all I ate was about 1 1/2 cups of spinach and a small piece of tofu and when I rechecked it was 250...Why?

Diabetes: You have prier to meal bloodcsugar of 142 and post meal 250.By definition you are a diabetic and need to get treated with diet and exercise, and after a1c is done you may have to take meds. So follow up with your doctor asap. ...Read more

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I've read about things such as bagged spinach being recalled due to e.Coli. How can we stay safe but still enjoy these things? Should we avoid them?

I've read about things such as bagged spinach being recalled due to e.Coli. How can we stay safe but still enjoy these things? Should we avoid them?

Wash thoroughly: It would help to wash even the pre-washed fresh greens. Avoiding fresh vegetables is not a good idea. The e-coli contaminations are rare. ...Read more

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I know it's best to steam spinach to get the maximum nutrition but can you still get a good amount of nutrition when you eat it raw, like in a salad?

I know it's best to steam spinach to get the maximum nutrition but can you still get a good amount of nutrition when you eat it raw, like in a salad?

Spinach nutrition: Popeye ate cooked spinach for good reason. :-) you can get some nutrition from raw spinach, but the antioxidants like beta-carotene & lutein (good for your vision, too!) are much more available when cell walls are broken down by steaming or sauteing. Also, the minerals in raw spinach (like calcium, magnesium, & iron) are bound to oxalic acid. Gently cooking releases them for you to absorb. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat 3 cups of spinach and 1 cup of kale each morning in a smoothie? Or is unhealthy to have that much every day?

Safe: That should be safe and healthy. However if you have other medical conditions or taking medications kale and spinach may interact with those medications. If you do, see your physician as the medication dosages may need to be adjusted. ...Read more

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Can eating spinach make my poo green?

Can eating spinach make my poo green?

Yes!: It can, but it should not turn your hair or skin green. Don't overdo it with carrots, lest you get an orange hue. ...Read more

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Can a 9 month old eat spinach and artichoke dip?

Can a 9 month old eat spinach and artichoke dip?

Don't waste it: Infants have a poorly developed sense of taste, and no memory of savory foods, so many of the things you appreciate are wasted on a kid that couldn't care less. These complex mixtures are a real problem for food reactions, since it is a mixture of many components. If he breaks out or falls apart, you won't know which part is to blame. Stick with simple foods, and don't be in a rush. ...Read more

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Is Red Spinach harmful for babies in their 9th month?

Is Red Spinach harmful for babies in their 9th month?

No: At age of 9 months, the baby can eat anything an adult can eat as long as it is tolerated. The exceptions would be caffeinated drinks & alcoholic products, ...Read more

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Does juicing spinach reduce its nutritional benefits?

Does juicing spinach reduce its nutritional benefits?

Yes & No ~ Who Knows: If still consuming all the elements within the spinach, not throwing any away, maybe ok; essentially partial pre-digestion. On the other hand, we are genetically adapted to eat real food, not juiced, processed, etc. (except perhaps cooked) & who is going to spend the time & money to evaluate this with good scientific method? No one, including the people selling juicing machines. ...Read more

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Is it true that eat spinach and tofu together can cause cancer?

Is it true that eat spinach and tofu together can cause cancer?

No: Totally made up. Somebody's pretending to be your friend and trying to sell you something worthless. It takes only a second to make up a stupid lie, and if it's about "something causing cancer", it will acquire a following. Just ignore this stuff. ...Read more

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I ate an entire can of spinach yesterday for lunch and the next morning I pooped it all out it seems undigested. Is this abnormal?

I ate an entire can of spinach yesterday for lunch and the next morning I pooped it all out it seems undigested. Is this abnormal?

Is what abnormal?: Is it abnormal to eat an entire can of spinach for lunch? Maybe so. Is it abnormal to poop out spinach-looking poop? Maybe not, especially if it was not thoroughly chewed up. Vegetables (plant material) can be hard to digest by humans, unless we chew it up very well. Occasionally, eating an entire big can of something at one sitting can have a laxative effect, depending on what was in the can. ...Read more

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How long after being possibly exposed to salmonella (from spinach contaminated) do I need to wait for symptoms to appear? Over 72h so far.

How long after being possibly exposed to salmonella (from spinach contaminated) do I need to wait for symptoms to appear? Over 72h so far.

12-72 hours: Hi, the average incubation period for salmonellosis is 12-36 hours and can be up to 72 hours. Rarely in presence of certain circumstances it can take longer to develop symptoms. Seeing that you are young and don't have any predisposing factors, I'd say you are in the clear. ...Read more

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I had a salad around 7:30 last night and just had it revisit me in the bathroom right now @ 10:30am undigested spinach leaves. Should I be concerned?

I had a salad around 7:30 last night and just had it revisit me in the bathroom right now @ 10:30am undigested spinach leaves. Should I be concerned?

Get lab tests: This sounds like a classic case of food poisoning. Dehydration can be a serious problem with this so drink a lot of fluids. Although food poisoning often resolves itself in a short time it is not always harmless. Serious cases should be diagnosed properly and treated quickly. So to be on the safe side go to a clinic for standard lab tests as soon as possible. ...Read more