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 be helpful. Also, let's say this is all I eat for 4 hours, and then I have another meal. How much phytic acid will remain from the previous meal that would bind up minerals from the new meal.
Now, I have been wondering if one had only two options: rice, whole grain or kamut pasta or similar or plain white pasta Of course alone more nutrients would come from the whole grains (what you can absorb) but...what about the rest of the meal, would it be better to forgoe those nutrients and fiber in exchange for the extra absorption of the other more nutritious foods. I live in Italy so often have this choice when we cannot avoid pasta for my duaghter when dining out. Of course with non paleo-dieters the trend is whole grain and fiber over white. I did read an interesting study (technical) about the very little additional nutrients that your body actually absorbs from whole grain bread versus white. So,I am thinking it would be better to put a nutritious sauce over white less-nutrient robbing pasta. Or am I dead wrong? Anyone have any input? kathi