| | Oxalic acid
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.