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Posted by: Anonymous User ()
Date: May 11, 2010 06:34PM

when i read labels they say most of the protein for veggies is only 2or 3 grams is this true or false and if i eat spinach for iron do i have to drink orange juice to be able to digest the iron

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Re: protein
Posted by: pborst ()
Date: May 11, 2010 10:14PM


It's pretty well known that oxyalic acid in spinach binds up iron, and calcium. That has nothing to do with protein per se. Vitamin C improves non-heme iron absorption if that's what you are asking. Vitamin C can come from many sources other than orange juice, starting with whole citrus fruits, oranges, lemons and limes.... grapefruit. Don't swear off spinach. Just be sure to get the rest.


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Re: protein
Posted by: banana who ()
Date: May 12, 2010 12:48AM

Norman Walker said that raw oxalic acid was fine but when we boil spinach then it becomes inorganic and that's where the problems begin. I tend to believe that raw spinach is a GOOD thing.

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Re: protein
Posted by: Anonymous User ()
Date: May 12, 2010 02:26AM

Hm, interesting. I eat lots of spinach. Well, drink it in smoothies anyhow.

If you're interested in nutrition tracking until you have a feel for what works for you Kevin, there are some free site like where you can do so.

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Re: protein
Posted by: RAWLION ()
Date: May 14, 2010 03:02PM

whats funny is all the protein and iron and vitamin c you could ever need is right in that spinach leaf.

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