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What Are The Effects Of Too Much Spinach
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
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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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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
It can kill some of: The enzymes.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
Frozen spinach: Food poisoning is not likely - unless it sat at room temperature for a long time - ...Read more
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
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
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