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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.
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    I am sure you will find the solution to the weight problem. I would think that spinach would be good for you.
    1913 days ago
  • TAMMY5707
    Also pay attention to how much water you are drinking. Not drinking water can cause water retention and therefore weight.
    1913 days ago
    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.
    1913 days ago
    I wouldn't think spinach would cause water retention unless you are cooking it with salt (which I doubt you do).
    1914 days ago
    Some foods affect some people differently........this may be so in your case......let us know what resultsyou have
    1914 days ago
    That's interesting! Let us know what happens.
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    1914 days ago
    I think I out do Popeye with my spinach consumption and never had a problem. Maybe the vinegar?
    1914 days ago
    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?
    1914 days ago
    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!!
    1914 days ago
  • LIS193
    It could also the balsemic vinegar. In "The Plan" she mentioned that balsemeic vinegar can be a reactive (inflammatory) food.
    1914 days ago
    Do you keep a food journal?

    Sometimes going back you find some interesting things...
    1914 days ago
    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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    1914 days ago
    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!!!
    1914 days ago
  • BRENDA_G50
    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
    1914 days ago
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