OXALATES

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.

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  • Hi nykaylla!

    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!

    Best,

    Karen Stark
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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.

  • 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.

  • Would you be able to provide values for PHOSPHATES separately from PHOSPHORUS? Phosphates are inorganic versions of phosphorus and are associated with hypertension and renal damage. Right now Cronometer just tracks phosphorus. Are you including phosphates as part of phosphorus?

  • Hi @Jeanne_D_RD

    Minerals in foods are reported as the total content found in a food, so they have not separated out the types/sources of phosphrus.

    Karen Stark
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  • Exciting news! Oxalates are now trackable in Cronometer. Read our blog for more info: https://cronometer.com/blog/cronometer-tracks-oxalates/

  • What is a good score for oxylates. Right now the meter is pointing to the 4 ?

  • Aim for a calcium:oxalate ratio of 4:3 and above in the, in other words get a little more calcium than oxalate in a meal. Outside of meals particularly high in oxalate, meeting your Recommended Daily Allowance for calcium is likely enough to offset negative effects of oxalates in your diet (1000-1200 mg calcium per day for adults).

    Karen Stark
    cronometer.com
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