The Low Oxalate Diet Plan

A low oxalate diet can be challenging. Oxalates can be found in a variety of different
plants. They’re sharp crystal-like minerals. Part of oxalates purpose in nature is to ward
off bugs. And little insects with tiny mouths have trouble
eating them because of how sharp it can be. A part of what makes a low oxalate diet so
challenging is the fact that oxalates are in a lot of things that we, as humans, find
very healthy, so not only do you need to keep track of items high in oxalates, but you also
have to have the discipline to say no to things you shouldn’t eat. And sometimes it’s easier said than done. There are a lot of different techniques that
you can utilize to help with low oxalate dieting. One thing to note: Oxalates, in the body,
can actually break down probiotics. Probiotics are good bacteria in your stomach. If you have high levels of oxalates breaking
down the good bacteria in your stomach, the oxalates can actually seep through the lining
of your stomach and travel through into the blood stream. This is know known as leaky gut. One technique that you can utilize when you’re
on a low oxalate diet is to increase the amount of your probiotic intake. One simple way to do that is to eat fermented
dairy products like yogurt or kefir. Oxalates naturally bind to things like calcium,
so you’ll want to increase your calcium intake, but stay away from calcium pills. Increase your calcium intake naturally. Vegetables like broccoli and kale are high
in calcium. Around 1/2 a cup of broccoli amounts to approximately
6mgs of oxalates, while 1 cup of kale amounts to around 2mgs. I, personally, prefer to boil my broccoli,
because boiling food can release the oxalates from the vegetable. Meaning 1/2 a cup of broccoli raw is higher
in oxalates than 1/2 a cup broccoli boiled. But either way, it’s still a relatively low
oxalate food. In addition to this, it’s important to consider
HOW your body breaks down fats, because calcium can stick to fat. When you have calcium sticking
to fat rather than oxalates, that leaves an opportunity to have oxalates left in the body. And if you suffer from leaky gut you have
a higher risk of oxalates entering the bloodstream. As you can see, what you eat, how it’s prepped
and how you eat it, makes a big difference with this type of diet. I do my best to measure everything I consume
and I have a scale to make my life easier. I can put a link in the description below
if you don’t have one, but I highly recommend getting one, because it’s made such a difference
in my life. Also, if you’re new to this type of diet,
start slow. You’re not going to be able to eliminate all
of your oxalate intake overnight. If you’re looking for more information, I
recommend going down to the description below and checking out where I got some of this
information. Question of the Day: What do you find most
challenging when it comes to low oxalate dieting? For me, it’s giving up potatoes. All potatoes, mashed potatoes, duchess potatoes, french fires, sweet potatoes. Anyway… Thank you so much for taking the time to watch
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