|Posted: September 16, 2006, 6:21 am - IP Logged|
yes you should wash most anything you get from the grocery store. except letuce it will go bad if you wash it.
i just read that spinach can make kidney stones in some people you may eat small portons of it but don't go overboard.
Yes, four4me, that's why juicing is not always healthful if people don't know what they're doing. Although rarely have I read that someone got sick from good, healthful food and most people don't usually get sick from eating fruits and vegetables. Somehow this spinach was contaminated.
What you're referring to are "oxalates" which are in many natural foods. Oxalates reduce calcium in the body. Chocolate is a very high oxalate food. Decreasing the amount of animal food we eat can make a big difference. Higher amounts of protein cause calcium loss in bone.
I'm not a doctor, nurse, nutritionist or even educated in the medical field. I only knew about oxalates because I once bought a juicer, read some books on using it, and learned that I shouldn't drink a lot of spinach juice because of the oxalates. I also learned all the nutritional hype about spinach was exaggerated. Cabbage is much better or you. It's loaded with antibacterial phytochemicals.