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Old 05-04-2020, 06:05 PM   #1
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Hello. Just wondering how often a healthy person can eat beets.

They are high in oxalates, hence the question.

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Old 05-04-2020, 07:10 PM   #2
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you can eat beets as often as you like but keep in mind...

like everything else in life - moderation is a good bedfellow

over-indulgence doesn't necessarily give you a healthier body

there will always be certain detrimental parts to any food and overindulgence will force which ever organs necessary to work overtime to compensate - which may - or may not - negate the good you are looking for
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Thanks for the response.

So my question now becomes: how often is "moderate"? Can I eat them once a week?

I really like beets. I think they are super healthy.
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I'm not sure that anyone here is a licensed nutritionist who would be qualified to answer such a question.
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Some other things that are high in oxylates are many types of greens, and they are always recommended, and not just once a week, so that should not be a problem. Only a few people need to limit their oxylates severely, so unless a doctor has recommended that you do this, you shouldn't have to worry.
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There are lots of things that have far more oxalic acid than beets. Spinach and rhubarb come to mind. If you have kidney stones, beets might be a problem. Otherwise, they are fairly safe, well, unless you are allergic to them. If you consume a few ounces of dairy, it pretty much neutralizes the ill effects of oxalates.
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Thanks for the response.

So my question now becomes: how often is "moderate"? Can I eat them once a week?

I really like beets. I think they are super healthy.
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I'm not sure that anyone here is a licensed nutritionist who would be qualified to answer such a question.
This is a medical question that you should ask of your doctor. In general, they're fine for most people, but if you're concerned, your doctor knows your medical history and nutritional needs. A random bunch of people on the internet can't answer this for you.
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Old 05-05-2020, 01:27 AM   #8
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Stupid moderation. Always gets in the way of yummy things.

Luckily beets aren't an issue for me. I will probably never eat too many if those. Ick.

Sweet tea however. I drank so much that it now causes an allergic reaction.

Still drink iced tea. Gotta have some vices, even if you have to suffer a bit.
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LOL - I love spinach, asparagus, shrimp and red peppers - all of which severely aggravate my arthritis.... but I still eat them!
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Beets are a root veggie tht stores its energy in the form of sugars. If you have to watch your sugar intake, then watch the amount of beets that you consume.

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