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How much spinach is too much?

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Posted by Eva D on 4 years ago

Hello.

I'm new here! Been juicing for 3 days now and feeling great. (I plan to do 15 or 30 days in total)

But got a question:

How much spinach am i allowed to take?
I know from the time i was pregnant, that i had to be careful with spinach because of the high ammount of nitrates(?) in it. Also when having my child, i remember that for the same reason I was not allowed much spinach while breastfeeding. Surely this has to do with the child not being exposed to high ammounts, but with those high ammounts that I'm juicing (practically replaincing kale with spinach) I'm wondering if its even healthy for me? I can easilly take 250g per day.

Not being able to drink kale juice without holding my breath i'm really in need for an alternative to kale - but is it ok with so much spinach?

This topic contains 3 replies, has 1 voices, and was last updated by Stacy Kennedy 4 years ago.

Replies To How much spinach is too much?

  • Stacy Kennedy

    4 years ago

    Hi Eva, wonderful that you're juicing and feeling great! There are generally no concerns with overconsumption from food in usual amounts - if you are on certain medications or have history of conditions like kidney stones then you may need to moderate. Most juices will include 1-2 cups of spinach and you would consume that 1-2 times a day - this is not excessive. It is however a great idea to rotate greens for benefits and to avoid any potential concerns about overconsumption. Besides kale try swiss chard (silverbeet), romaine and other lettuces, arugula, watercress, parsley, etc...

    ~Stacy @ Team Reboot

  • Eva D

    4 years ago

    Thank you for your reply Stacy. But i take more then 1-2 cups of spinach as im replacing kale with it (so i get app. 200g which is a whole bag) Is that too much?

    Also with regards to Swiss chard - is it just the green part i juice or the red too?

  • Stacy Kennedy

    4 years ago

    Hi Eva, it's probably not too much but makese sense to vary. Use about 100 gm per day and supplement with romaine, chard (yes keep stems on) and other lettuces.

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