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How do oxalates affect the absorption of calcium in spinach?

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Asked by chicmallika, 21 Jun '11 08:16 am
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Foods like Spinach are a good source of Calcium but they also contain good amounts of oxalic acid that interferes with calcium absorption thus your body doesn't get much of the calcium in Spinach at all. You may consider using other foods to increase Calcium amounts in your daily diet.

Important to note that oxalates do not interfere with the absorption of calcium available in other foods eaten along with oxalate-containing foods for example Spinach and Feta Cheese Salad oxalate in Spinach does not interfere with absorption of calcium form feta cheese.
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Answered by Preeti Desai, 21 Jun '11 08:19 am

 
  
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Limited use always good.
Answered by vijayalakshmi, 21 Jun '11 08:19 am

 
  
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