Phytates

Phytates

Phytates Questions

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by 806 · about 3 hours ago

I've been doing a LOT of research lately on "anti-nutrients" - allergenic foods and plant toxins. What I am discovering is that even many paleo approved foods contain lectins, phytates, salicylates, etc. So why are these substances toxic in... (more)

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Mscott 0 · September 07, 2012 at 10:50 PM

Lectins are a broad category of sugar binding molecules. Having lectins is not a bad thing. If it were all foods would be guilty. You have to consider type and quantity. If someone says X food is bad because it has lectins, they are... (more)

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by 70 · about 3 hours ago

I'm reading a lot about how food w nuts or nut butters are considered a treat on paleo... Curious as to why?? I know nuts are calorie dense.. But they do have a lot of fiber and many other nutrients. What is the recommended amount of nuts / nut... (more)

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Dave_S_ 0 · July 17, 2012 at 12:01 PM

The primary concern about nuts is that most tree nuts have pretty high levels of omega 6 polyunsaturated fatty acids, which are pro-inflammatory. Also, it's easy to snack a lot of nut calories. A handful a day should not be a problem. And they are... (more)

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by 80 · about 3 hours ago

I think it's quite accepted the idea that phytates are harmful due to the way they hinder the absorption of minerals. But how does that happen? Is it limited to the food that is digested together with them or it has an effect on the food that is... (more)

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Dave_S_ 0 · December 01, 2011 at 4:23 PM

Phytic acid chelates (or binds to) minerals such as iron, zinc, magnesium, etc. in the digestive tract and makes them non-absorbable. It is unlikely that after 4-5 hours that the phytates from one meal would affect a subsequent (or previous) meal.... (more)

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by 8933 · about 3 hours ago

Is there a list of this? I'm absolutely curious!

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · September 02, 2011 at 4:36 PM

I've added a few vegetables and roots to the Phytic Acid wikipedia article, not because I worry about phytic acid, but because I share Alexandra's opinion and I wanted to refute the idea that only grains and seeds contain phytic acid. If you would... (more)

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by 2119 · about 3 hours ago

Is there anything wrong with them? Are they harmful in any way? I love mung bean sprouts, but since I don't eat legumes, I don't eat those anymore, but I wonder about the others re: lectins and phytates.

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WordVixen 0 · November 19, 2010 at 8:25 AM

Unfortunately, I don't have any studies to back this up, but I remembered seeing something about alfalfa sprouts on The Healthy Home Economist a while ago, so I looked it up and found this: "Alfalfa sprouts are mildly toxic and inhibit the immune... (more)

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by 598 · October 21, 2014 at 4:41 AM

Fully embracing the paleo diet, every time I come across this sort of study or article I get a heavy, worried feeling like "what if we're all off our rockers" lol... Whole grains seem to have a lot going for... (more)

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AlmostFullyPaleo 0 · July 21, 2014 at 4:54 PM

Like the other posters said, whole grains are just a certain type of fiber. You can get fiber from more healthful, paleo sources like potatoes, yams, and other starchy tubers (I eat white sushi rice as well and love it). If you stick to paleo... (more)

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