OX­ALATES

Central Otago Mirror - - FOOD FOR THOUGHT -

Leafy green veg­eta­bles, nuts, seeds, most berries, cer­tain other fruits, soy, meat and dairy all con­tain small amounts.

The main area of con­cern for ox­alic acid is in re­la­tion to kid­ney stones. Ap­prox­i­mately 80 per cent of kid­ney stones are com­posed of cal­cium ox­alate. Ox­alic acid binds

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Soak­ing beans overnight is an ef­fec­tive way to re­duce their phytic acid.

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