I have recently found out about oxalic acid and its effects on our bones. According to the ARS Phytochemical Database thereis a lot of foods that contain high quantities of oxalic Acid and those foods should only be consumed in moderation. This acid binds with calcium and magnesium among other minerals and makes them inaccessible to our bodies. I was dismayed to find some of my favorite foods on the high level list, such as ginger, coffee, tea ( I am careful of those anyway) almonds, oats, sweet potatoes, summer squash, beans and some others which I've already known about such as spinach, rhubarb and cranberries. All these things that we must be careful of can really get a person down, but I guess good old moderation is the key as well as variation. Don't eat the same thing all the time.
I hadn't heard that before - is it related to vitamin A somehow? I've read that high vitamin A intake is linked to fractures. (Which is too bad because I adore winter squash and eat it all the time, and it's sky-high in vitamin A.)
Thanks for the info - I will see what else I can find online about oxalic acid.
It seems to me that all foods should be consumed in moderation because if it isn't this, it's that, or will be. And one doesn't know, for sure, about anything.
In other words, it seems best not to eat a lot of anything, not every day and we should vary our diet
to avoid the possibility of eating too much of the wrong food. Not just for our bones but for every
It's becoming very hard to know what to do.
Thanks for warning, but I would like to see more on oxalic acid.