Phytic Acid Questions
Oats can be fantastic (for those that do not have intolerance). For those who are not sensitive, all the arguments against oats can be countered. *High in phytic acid*. - can be neutralized by soaking in an acidic medium with buckwheat flour... (more)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoK_QdVve9EKristina really makes me feel like physic acid and omega 6 ratios and being afraid of nuts is crazy. She is GLOWING! LOOK AT HER! How come she can eat so many nuts, phytic acid, no animal fats and be so... (more)
many of us in the paleosphere are familliar with how diets high in phytic acid are bad, and last semester in order to actually stay focused on my homework I ate tons of chocolate and chocolate dipped nuts in order to bribe my brain to stay focused... (more)
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)
Other than bad quality unshelled walnuts, it's pretty hard to find nuts where I live. Especially nuts like macadamia, cashews, etc, I have yet to find raw or unshelled at all. So I would like to ask the paleo connoisseurs here, if soaking roasted... (more)
I have read that Brazil Nuts do not need to be soaked (despite being the highest in phytic acid). I recently started eating 2 per day for Selenium and it would be easy to toss them in some salt water in the morning or night before to let them... (more)
I have white spots under my fingernails. I use cronometer and it shows that I take in about 16.5mg of Zinc dailyfrom beef .. but I eat it with white rice which contains phytic acid (albeit small amounts) and about 1mg of copper... (more)
The gist of my question: how are nuts/seeds justifiably paleo (as a significant caloric source)? Many nuts and seeds have more antinutrients than grains do, especially in phytic acid content. They are also in the same boat as grains in that... (more)
How does phytic acid deplete minerals? Mean if I eat rice with a steak will I not absorb any zinc? I don't understand. Phytic Acid is an anti-nutrient component found in rice, (also found in some nuts and seeds) which bonds minerals and can... (more)
I found an article about pigs being supplemented with phytase and came to the conclusion that phytase from white flour could counterbalance the phytic acid in nuts making nuts less harmfull? so would that mean if you ate white bread before eating... (more)
I'm trying to get up to speed on phytic acid and I'm still confused: If you eat almonds, is the problem that: phytic acid binds to the minerals in the almond and prevents the almond's minerals from being absorbed, or the phytic acid also... (more)
I know that similar but not exact questions have been asked before, but I would like some fresh perspective. I average about a handful of almonds a day. Sometimes I feel like they make a good snack or can round out a meal nicely. The rest of my... (more)
Does phytic acid bind to all the minerals, including magnesium? I eat about 30 grams of toasted wheat bran per day and I was wondering whether I actually absorb the supposed 180 mg of magnesium in it.
the only way I like drinking milk is in the form of chocolate milk. but cocoa apparently contains a lot of phytic acid.
Phytic acid (also called ip-6) is an inositol precursor, and anti-carcinogen. If you consume it seperately from mineral rich foods, and do so irregularly, Id consider it health promoting.
I have heard that dark chocolate has lots of magnesium. I have heard that dark chocolate has lots of phytic acid. Doesn't the one counteract the other or am I wrong on one of these points? Thanks for your help!
See "Is phytate really a problem?" by Lucas Tafur: http://www.lucastafur.com/2011/10/is-phytate-really-problem.html "The dangers of phytic acid have been overestimated. Contrary to popular the paleo belief, phytic acid might be beneficial in... (more)
I've seen posts about phytic acid - with people arguing both points. People seem to almost unanimously denounce phytic acid, but others cite sources and have some agreement that any method to control long term iron aborbtion would be beneficial to... (more)
So I am an environmental educator at a residential facility. All of the food is already prepared. I avoid most of the grains (and nuts, really), but have found that it is difficult to be purely paleo (vegetable oils). Given that I am lacking... (more)
Although I'm a committed Paleo eater, I've recently gotten to thinking... Historically, could a certain amount of phytic acid have made sense in a diet that included high levels of minerals (like the Paleo diet)? Granted, eating something like a... (more)
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)
I can't seem to find a list of the phytic acid content in various foods (wheat, barley, quinoa, corn, black beans, red beans, lentils, almonds, walnuts, etc etc etc). I'm basically looking for a list of all the grains, legumes, seeds and nuts and... (more)
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)
I was reading an article on Mark's Daily Apple yesterday about oats. Everything was sounding very familiar and near the end I saw a reference to PaleoHacks. I clicked the link and BAM! It was my oatmeal post here!! He used my recipe to make baked... (more)
Not technically a paleo question, but I'm not sure what other nutritional community to ask :). Hypothetically, if I were to eat legumes, what would be some of the better ones to eat (from the paleo perspective -- lowest in o-6 and toxins (or that... (more)
Legumes are a huge part of Tim Ferriss's "slow carb" diet. He has mentioned that he thinks they are excellent for fat loss (especially lentils... though he's not quite sure on the mechanisms). What's funny is Robb Wolf did a guest post on paleo... (more)
Do you agree with paleo-censorship?
Fun article about fermented foods in the Arctic circle
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