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Oxalate Foods: The Shocking Truth About Your Beloved Dates

Old 06-30-2023, 03:28 AM
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Dates are a popular and beloved fruit, but what many people may not realize is that they are also high in oxalates. Oxalates are naturally occurring compounds found in many foods, and they can contribute to the formation of kidney stones in some individuals.
While dates are generally considered a healthy food, it is important to be aware of their oxalate content if you have a history of kidney stones or are at risk for developing them. The oxalates in dates can combine with calcium to form crystals, which can then accumulate in the kidneys and lead to the formation of stones.
If you are concerned about your oxalate intake, it is a good idea to limit your consumption of high-oxalate foods, including dates. However, it is important to note that everyone's tolerance for oxalates is different, and some individuals may be more susceptible to the formation of kidney stones than others.
If you enjoy dates and want to continue including them in your diet, there are a few steps you can take to help reduce their oxalate content. One option is to soak the dates in water for a few hours and then discard the water, as this can help to leach out some of the oxalates. Another option is to pair dates with foods that are high in calcium, as the calcium can help to bind with the oxalates and reduce their absorption.

Ultimately, it is important to listen to your body and make choices that align with your individual health needs. If you have concerns about your oxalate intake or kidney health, it is always a good idea to consult with a healthcare professional for personalized advice.

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Old 07-24-2023, 09:45 AM
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Dates are yummy, but if kidney stones are a concern, go easy on them. Oxalates in dates can contribute to stone formation. To reduce oxalates, soak dates or pair with calcium-rich foods. Listen to your body and seek professional advice if needed.
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Old 02-10-2024, 02:22 AM
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very cool
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