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Understanding Spinach Oxalates and Health

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❝Interesting, but… Did you know spinach is high in oxylates? Some people are sensitive and can cause increased inflammation, joint pain or even kidney stones. Moderation is key. My sister and I like to eat healthy but found out by experience that too much spinach salad caused us joint and other aches.❞

It’s certainly good to be mindful of such things! For most people, a daily serving of spinach shouldn’t cause ill effects, and certainly there are other greens to eat.

We wondered whether there was a way to reduce the oxalate content, and we found:

How to Reduce Oxalic Acid in Spinach: Neutralizing Oxalates

…which led us this product on Amazon:

Nephure Oxalate Reducing Enzyme, Low Oxalate Diet Support

We wondered what “nephure” was, and whether it could be trusted, and came across this “Supplement Police” article about it:

Nephure Review – Oxalate Reducing Enzyme Powder Health Benefits?

…which honestly, seems to have been written as a paid advertisement. But! It did reference a study, which we were able to look up, and find:

In vitro and in vivo safety evaluation of Nephure™

…which seems to indicate that it was safe (for rats) in all the ways that they checked. They did not, however, check whether it actually reduced oxalate content in spinach or any other food.

The authors did declare a conflict of interest, in that they had a financial relationship with the sponsor of the study, Captozyme Inc.

All in all, it may be better to just have kale instead of spinach:

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