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#517650 - 09/30/17 08:28 AM Salad greens? (Romaine/spinach)
kj243 Offline

Registered: 04/24/16
Posts: 18

I just want to run this by you guys, but aren't salad greens like romaine/spinach supposed to be safe? In Carol Sinclairs book she says as much.

Im probably overanalyzing micro-pain/stiffness changes as I try salad greens but is there any chance these almost for sure safe foods could perpetuate AS symptoms?

I thought the amount of starch in these was minimal. Could maybe a vegetable-washer with ingredients that contains some small amount of starch be a factor or something? I'm probably barking up the wrong tree, but I just wanted to get peoples opinions on this.

In your own nsd/low sd, have salad greens like this been completely safe?

#517662 - 10/01/17 09:08 AM Re: Salad greens? (Romaine/spinach) [Re: kj243]
MollyC1i Offline

Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 9734
Loc: Brittany, France (since Nov 08...
KJ243 - I have a problem with salad greens ! Was told dueto the acids in the lettuce ? If I eat salad I am in a fix. So, I don't eat salads.

Can eat spinach, perfectly safe with spinach. Not too safe with other greens though. Tend to upset my gut. frown
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#517667 - 10/01/17 07:18 PM Re: Salad greens? (Romaine/spinach) [Re: kj243]
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Registered: 01/21/17
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Loc: Toronto, ON
Never had an issue with lettuce or spinach or beet greens, so I eat them often. Kale can be a bit starchy. Collards and cabbage can be a little or a lot starchy.

Could it be something else in your salads? Like carrots? Or something in the dressing? Like ginger? Or a starch thickener?
Suspected SpA. HLA B27, xray, u/sound, blood tests all -ve. Ancient history of plantar fasciitis, SI joint pain, knee arthritis. Recent history of tendinitis, neck pain, debilitating finger pain and stiffness (especially mornings). No diagnosis, no meds.

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#517668 - 10/02/17 02:51 AM Re: Salad greens? (Romaine/spinach) [Re: kj243]
MollyC1i Offline

Registered: 01/21/04
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Oxalic acid can throw a gut problem. Put in a search, most interesting - too much oxalic acid = kidney stones. For myself,I do not use dressings. Hate dressings ; most would be a touch of olive oil and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. End of. But rarely eat any salads.
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#517671 - 10/02/17 08:18 AM Re: Salad greens? (Romaine/spinach) [Re: kj243]
kj243 Offline

Registered: 04/24/16
Posts: 18
Hey thanks for the responses.

Yea I don't know what to make of it. I'll probably just not try to overdo it with the salads.

I looked up oxalic acid, though I don't know if what I read matches up with your experience, since from what I understand, Spinach is the one that's actually high in oxalic acid, romaine is apparently not. So says the internet.

Anyways, again thanks for the info

#517672 - 10/02/17 01:18 PM Re: Salad greens? (Romaine/spinach) [Re: kj243]
MollyC1i Offline

Registered: 01/21/04
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Loc: Brittany, France (since Nov 08...
Mebbe because I cook the spinach ? Dunno. But am OK with spinach but am certainly not with lettuce - nor most other veggies. But lettuce, my stomach curls up in pain.
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#517726 - 10/16/17 01:15 AM Re: Salad greens? (Romaine/spinach) [Re: kj243]
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Registered: 09/30/17
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Loc: Oregon
I am very affected by spinach. I like it fine, but it seems to not like me!


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