Raw Spinach - More harm than good?

Recently I read that Spinach is considered to be in the family of goitrogenic foods and I've been wondering about about thyroid issues. I like to use tons of spinach in my green smoothies - should I discontinue? Also, I read that raw spinach inhibits calcium absorption.... ugh, I really hate to cut out another food! Any thoughts on this?

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  • It depends how much is tons beaglelove- I don't know the weight of how much to eat and how much is too much, but my advice is a balanced diet, a variety of foods every day.

  • It is always a good idea to rotate the greens you use in green smoothies--you would surely be fine if you cut back the spinach to maybe two days a week. All plants have potential negative substances in them, so it's best not to eat too much of anything, in my opinion.

  • Thanks - Yeah I'm thinking I will do that. Kale is a goitrogen too. Any ideas for nice greens for smoothies other than spinach or kale? I guess I could do some lettuces?

  • powerliferpowerlifer Raw Newbie

    I answered this in the other thread for you beaglelove. Lettuces are nice the darker the green the better they are for you.

    http://www.amlaberry.co.uk

  • I've used fresh parsley, cilantro, dill, arugula, watercress, carrot tops, dandelion, purslaine (good foraged), oregano leaves and sunflower sprouts with good results. Whatever you can get for variety should be good.

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