Oxalates: Indian Food Edition
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My husband introduced me to Indian food after we got married and we started making it several times a week because I was obsessed. The flavors are amazing and honestly, I look forward to those spice highs. Recently, I found out a lot of the delicious spices are some of the highest oxalate offenders:
Slide to see some low ox spices.
If you've started reading this and you're wondering what I'm talking about, check out my first site post regarding oxalates.
Like the spices, there are also several classic Indian dishes that are high in oxalates as well.
Obviously, this is not all inclusive, but includes common dishes like palak paneer & saag (about they only way spinach can taste good, IMO). And chai! Yes, take a look at the high ox spice list I posted, but also, black tea is one of the highest offenders for high oxalates. Tap the arrow to see low oxalate Indian dish picks.
I was really surprised to find out how prolific kidney issues are in India. And, how interesting that that article doesn't mention oxalates at all; a big part of the disconnection that Sally has found and is sharing about. In fact, doing a quick search will bring up the connection, but mostly uses salt intake as a scapegoat.
Which are your favorites? Are they high or low oxalate? Tell me in the comments and as always, #GetSatiated.