IS THERE A WAY THAT WE CAN TRACK THESE IN THE FOODS LIKE WE DO FOR MINERALS / VITAMINS... IT WOULD TRULY BE HELPFUL FOR US WHO ARE PRONED TO GETTING KIDNEY STONES.
We don't have values for oxalates in foods at this time, but this we are looking at finding these values to add to our database in the future. Thanks for your suggestion!
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oxalate content of veggies and nuts would be very helpful to me. obviously grains and legumes are high in oxalates so I avoid those foods. researchgate has some current info on but very difficult to use the data in tracking my nutrition intake.
Just don't eat plants and you won't have to worry about it.
I have heard that Harvard has the go to list on oxylates. I refer to an app called oxylator
The best source i've seen is, of all places, on the FB, TLO group (TLO=Trying Low Oxalates)
It would be a shame, and I'm not sure it makes sense, to avoid all foods that contain oxalates. That being said, I do avoid the worst offenders, spinach and beets. But I enjoy grains after soaking and cooking them, which reduces oxalate content quite a bit. Legumes, too, especially if you buy canned, already have reduced levels as they've been cooked. Nuts I mostly don't bother soaking, except almonds. It's a lot of work after a while.
Thanks for help on oxalates. TLO group does have useful info especially on foods high in oxalates. I understand that oxalate content varies somewhat for a given veggie/seed/nut. In general I stay with low to moderate oxalate veggies, seeds, and nuts. no grains/legumes at all for me. no fruit except avocado. typically take 500 mg calcium citrate with meals to help bind with oxalates in the food with that meal. quasi carnivore I guess.
I guess my feeling is that you're eliminating a lot of high-quality foods by avoiding those with oxalates. it's like throwing the baby out with the bath water.