Sometimes hard to be healthy.
I’ve made some raw spinach shakes lately just blending up a few cups with some blueberries and starting researching and see that spinach in general has high level of oxalic acid which can contribute to kidney stones.
And then raw or cooked as distinctly different benefits.
Raw Spinach Benefits: There is no need to shun raw spinach simply because it contains oxalic acid. It is also rich in many essential nutrients, some of which are more available to our bodies when we consume them raw. These nutrients include folate, vitamin C, niacin, riboflavin, and potassium.
Cooked Spinach Benefits: When you eat spinach that has been heated, you will absorb higher levels of vitamins A and E, protein, fiber, zinc, thiamin, calcium, and iron. Important carotenoids, such as beta-carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin, also become more absorbable.