Spinach

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How does Spinach work?

Spinach contains vitamins and other nutrients.

Are there safety concerns?

Spinach is safe for most people when used as a food.

Spinach is safe during pregnancy and breast-feeding when used in food amounts, but the safety of spinach supplements in pills is not known.

Do not give spinach to infants less than four months old. It can sometimes cause a blood disorder in young infants.

Do not use spinach if:
  • You have kidney stones.
  • You are scheduled for surgery in the next two weeks.

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