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Spinach and garlic...cause inflammation?

Monday, January 28, 2013

So I am wondering why the scale was up this morning a half pound. I have been eating my normal way to try and get under my goal of 110 for super bowl party, but not working here.....I find it very interesting. I am for sure sticking with the 1200 calories per day so things should be happening...normally they would. So looking at my diet the last couple of days the only thing I have done differently is to add some lightly sautéed spinach with balsamic vinegar. So with all the talk about the diet The Plan, I am wondering now if spinach and garlic can be something my body reacts to and stores fluids. I was trying to add more iron to my diet as I am trying to fight the slight anemia that I have. I am going to do an experiment and not eat the spinach today just to see if it makes a difference.
I hope all my sparks buddies are doing great.
Have a terrific day.
Sallie
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PHATPAT18 1/29/2013 9:27AM

    I am sure you will find the solution to the weight problem. I would think that spinach would be good for you.

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TAMMY5707 1/29/2013 7:26AM

    Also pay attention to how much water you are drinking. Not drinking water can cause water retention and therefore weight.

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GOANNA2 1/29/2013 6:10AM

    What is this diet , 'The Plan'? I would see whether
maybe the balsamic is the culprit and think about
whether you are using salt when you saute the
spinach. Try and eliminate for a few days and let
us know what you find out.

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BUTEAFULL 1/28/2013 11:33PM

    I wouldn't think spinach would cause water retention unless you are cooking it with salt (which I doubt you do).

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WHITEANGEL4 1/28/2013 10:26PM

    Some foods affect some people differently........this may be so in your case......let us know what resultsyou have

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JANIEWWJD 1/28/2013 7:04PM

    That's interesting! Let us know what happens.
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GAYEMC 1/28/2013 1:26PM

    I think I out do Popeye with my spinach consumption and never had a problem. Maybe the vinegar?

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NESARIAN 1/28/2013 12:58PM

    Oh no! I eat those things often and have RA so need to be aware of inflammation causing foods. Bloating/water retention is diff than inflammation so I am wondering if you are confusing the two?

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SLENDERELLA61 1/28/2013 12:24PM

    Sounds like a sensible thing to do to try to figure out if such a combo is causing problems. I eat garlic and spinach together and even with balsamic vinegar and have never noticed any problem. However, sometimes I'm oblivious to things I should notice, and then also people are very different. Best wishes for finding just the right food to nourish your healthy body, Salllie!!

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LIS193 1/28/2013 11:40AM

    It could also the balsemic vinegar. In "The Plan" she mentioned that balsemeic vinegar can be a reactive (inflammatory) food.

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CAPECODBABE 1/28/2013 11:19AM

    Do you keep a food journal?

Sometimes going back you find some interesting things...

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NORASPAT 1/28/2013 11:06AM

    With my elimination diet for chemical and food sensitivities I was told to eliminate any suspect food for at least 4 days to be sure it was out of my system.

I was told to do it for a week and eliminate the entire family of that food.
It is not an easy journey but well worth while.
Pat in Maine.

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1CRAZYDOG 1/28/2013 10:46AM

    It's possible. Your experiment is worth a try. There are so many individual chenmical sensitivities, the only way to know for sure is eliminate and re-introduce, and see what happens. YOu're not alone in this, that's for sure!!!

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BRENDA_G50 1/28/2013 10:38AM

    I've never heard that the spinach and garlic combo cause inflammation, but of course I've never given it any thought either since I love both of them. emoticon

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