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thats alot of great info

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One of the best sources to boost your iron naturally is spirulina! The chlorphyl molecules are very very similar to red blood cells, it is very easily assimilated!

I've been vegetarian for 38+ years and have never had a poor iron count in my blood tests. Been eating spirulina for over a decade. Usually about 1 tsp per day.

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This is the perfect timing for this information, THANKS!

I just got back blood results that shows my iron to be borderline for the first time in over a decade, not exactly bone density, but Oxalic Acid also blocks iron absorption, so it's important to note.



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I looked up arugula too, and it is on the low end of the chart. Baby arugula is awesome in salads, good in soups, can go in your green smoothies. :D

When I use arugula in soup, I just fill a bowl with raw arugula and pour the hot soup over it, as it really doesn't need any cooking time at all.

Made a lovely Tuscan Bean soup yesterday (without the normal leafy greens), then served it over 2 cups chopped arugula. It was scrumptious.

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Great information, guys. Thanks for sharing. Julz, kale and collards rock! Growing up spinach was by far my favorite too, but to my knowledge that is probably because I wasn't even introduced to collards or kale in a nice, fresh, flavorful organic form until 2 years ago.

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I imagine that the bone density increase which occurs on a rebounder does not occur with plyometrics or rope jumping. The fact that when you jump on a trampoline there is a negative, that you don't just hit the ground, is a major difference. I have heard lots of great attributes to both plyometrics and rope jumping but increase of bone density was never one of them. On the other hand, I have heard from many, many sources that rebounder jumping does increase bone density. Once again, this is all anecdotal on my part.

P.S. I wanna try skipping rope on a rebounder, soon. Double unders here we come!

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Interesting about rebounding, but not too surprising. Any idea how it compares to plyo?

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Hey Petalia, thanks for the rebounder building bone mass info! WOW! I have a quality rebounder sitting unused in my spare room. You just inspired me to get it out. I'm putting it in my TV room TODAY and will rebound while watching TV. Great cardio workout.

Another rebounder benefit is helping the lymph system move stuff through. It's awesome for lymph cleaning.

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Okay, so this has nothing to do with eating but everything to do with bone density. I do a lot of jumping every day but I haven't jumped on a trampoline since I was a kid and training for diving. Jumping on a rebounder increases bone mass and density. Extraordinary.

"Does Exercising on a Rebounder Increase Bone Density?

Many people use mini trampolines because they are fun and the feeling of jumping and bouncing feels good to the entire body, but what may surprise you is the many benefits the rebounder exercises can bring. One of the benefits is the increase in bone density.

Astronauts use rebounder exercise, which helps to strengthen their bone density. NASA has found over the years that the exercise a mini trampoline can provide is better than walking, running, or treadmills. NASA uses the rebounder exercise during training and found it helps with increasing bone density. When astronauts go into space, the weightlessness their bodies experience can cause reduction in bone mass and rebounding helps to rebuild that loss.

Obviously, rebounding does indeed rebuild bone mass, which makes it an extremely useful to use because as people age, they lose bone mass and density. Rebounding is a low-impact and super fun way to increase your bone and muscle mass. The mini trampoline does not take up a lot of space in your home, and it is the best aerobic workout you can give your body.

Lastly, the next time you bounce on your mini trampoline, remember, you are building bone mass and working out several muscle groups at the same time."

www.irebounder.com/blog/2010/06/does
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Thanks, Julz. I had never heard this information before.

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Okay, since I started the discussion in a different thread and it's gotten a load of comment, let's look further at Oxalic Acid. In Terry Walter's book, Clean Foods, she recommends that greens with a high oxalic acid content be used sparingly. Here's an article from Livestrong.com that quotes her and others re this naturally occurring chemical.
www.livestrong.com/article/518064-ox
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ic-phytic-acids-in-foods/


For another viewpoint, take a look at Dr. Andrew Weil's website:
www.drweil.com/drw/u/QAA400344/Avoid
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For a chart that shows the oxalic content of various foods, look here:
www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/Data/
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In my ever-so-humble-opinion emoticon it would be wise to consider oxalic acid intake if you eat loads of leafy greens, i.e. daily green smoothies -or- if you have specific health issues, such as already having developed kidney or gall stones, osteopenia, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis.

For me, learning that my beloved spinach could be a possible contributor to the fact that my bone density is slightly below normal has made me choose to widen my variety of leafy greens to include more of those that are low in this chemical. I'm subbing in baby arugula for spinach in my fave spinach-pesto pizza recipe and not even noticing the difference, for example. I'm including more kale and collards, and happily note that broccoli is on the low side for oxalic acid.

And I'm also doing more strength training, hiking, and walking, which should all contribute to increased bone density.

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