Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Eating Spinach Salads Could Rob Bones of Calcium

Do you love spinach salads? If so, you could be depleting the calcium in your bones.

I know, spinach is supposed to be good for you and it is, but uncooked spinach contains oxalic acid which prevents calcium absorption.

The excellent cookbook Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats recommend that we only eat spinach salads occasionally. If you cook the spinach, then the oxalic acid is neutralized and does not interfere with calcium absorption. Nourish Traditions is an excellent resource with numerous explanations of the nutritional benefits of whole foods.

About the author: Allison Frederick is a writer and online marketing educator for other creative women. www.FaMissWomen.com offers free Web 2.0 resources. She is also the author of an upcoming novel, A Portrait of Josephine, an academic-lite thriller. Find out how to receive a free copy of the novel by visiting www.portraitofjosephine.com

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