What Causes "Spinach Teeth?"

Who doesn't love a nice, big spinach salad? This green leaf is a health food powerhouse and is beyond versatile -- cook it, eat it raw, blend it in a smoothie, you name it, spinach can pretty much do it. But, if you've noticed something strange happening to your teeth after eating spinach, you are not alone. That bizarre, chalky or gritty, feeling is actually easily explained. healthy spinach Spinach contains high amounts of oxalic acid. The oxalate crystals leak from the spinach as you chew and coat your teeth which is what causes the gritty feeling. But guess what, it doesn't just happen with spinach! Rhubarb, beets, kale, and chocolate are also high in oxalic acid. [bctt tweet="Finally! An explanation for those chalky teeth!"] This doesn't just impact your teeth, however. It can also increase your risk of developing oxalate stones, better known as kidney stones. If you are a person who is prone to kidney stones, it is likely best that you take a pass on eating large amounts of spinach. spinach teeth Another thing to keep in mind is that oxalic acid can also prevent your body from properly absorbing iron. Spinach should always be eaten with foods that contain vitamin C. Next time you get your spinach fix, add a little lemon or some peppers. spinach and peppers Have you noticed spinach teeth? Source: POPSUGAR [caption id="attachment_116723" align="alignnone" width="100"]Instagram Code @BodyRockOfficial[/caption] [caption id="attachment_116753" align="alignnone" width="100"]snapchat code @BodyRockTV[/caption]

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