Nutrient Absorption

Nutrient Absorption

Nutrient Absorption Questions

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by 0 · about 17 hours ago

Hey guys, In my research I have been reading quite a bit on top nutrient sources (trying to make sure I don't have any deficiencies). What I've been finding is that animal sources generally have superior absorption when it comes to... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · April 13, 2014 at 9:16 PM

Animals bioaccululate/concentrate nutrients, we humans also do it. The question is then do we need to consume animal products to get sufficient amounts of nutrients. EPA/DHA (animal) versus ALA (plant). Actually there's quite a bit of ALA in... (more)

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by 40 · about 17 hours ago

I'm starting to incorporate some dark chocolate into my diet and just became curious about the cocoa treated with alkali. The only knowledge I have of alkali treated foods is traditional hominy grits: they were traditionally treated with... (more)

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TheGastronomer 0 · March 11, 2014 at 4:08 PM

Cacao "beans" are not legumes (seeds from plants in the family Fabaceae or Leguminosae), they are the seeds of a fruit (just like pumpkin seeds or almonds). So they are perfectly Paleo. They are called "beans" simply out of custom. All... (more)

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by 12847 · about 18 hours ago

White rice is touted to be basically pure starch by Paul Jaminet on the basis that asain people eat it so it must be healthy right? But it's not pure starch, it is a refined grain that most asain people haven't been eating that long. ... (more)

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Jack_Kronk 0 · June 22, 2011 at 5:15 PM

I'm sorry but I have to play on the side that there are greater things to worry about than the small amount of phytic acid in white rice. We avoid so much phytic acid eating Paleo as it is. Most people get far higher levels with all their whole... (more)

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by 1049 · about 18 hours ago

someone posted this question improperly, though I think it would be good to ponder edited original question: Let's say I eat consume 1500 mg of phytic acid. How much will this phytic acid decrease mineral absorption in my gut? Percentages would... (more)

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RG73 0 · March 07, 2011 at 8:55 PM

Wait, I don't get why you can't avoid pasta? Italy has meat and veggies last time I checked. They even know how to cook them. So I have my copy of Marcella Hazan's Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking in front of me and there are about 300... (more)

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by 50 · October 19, 2014 at 3:55 AM

I have been taking a whole foods multivitamin from thesynergycompany called Multi Vita Herb My problem is when after I take the pill my pee is brighter when I pee. Why is that!? Am I absorbing all the nutrients? What's wrong and what can I do to... (more)

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CD 0 · October 23, 2012 at 8:59 PM

it is vitamin B2 - riboflavin. What it means is that your kidneys are working and you are consuming more B2 that your body needs.

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