Phytic Acid Questions
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)
Let's say I eat a very fatty food and get 1500 mg of phytic acid from it within a few minutes. By how much will this much phytic acid decrease mineral absorption in my gut? Percentages would be helpful. Also, let's say this is all I eat for 4... (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)
Parboiled rice usually refers to rice that has been vacuum dried, and then cooked with steam and pressure - forcing nutrients (mostly water soluble vitamins) from the husk into the starchy kernel. It also gelatinizes some of the starch, making the... (more)
I???ve been reading about healing tooth decay with a high vitamin/mineral diet as I???ve just been to the dentist and got the bad news that I have a cavity! I was pretty surprised as I rarely get cavities (even after skipping on the dentist for 5... (more)
We were having a discussion at the San Diego paleo meetup today and someone said cashews are legumes instead of nuts and therefore are not paleo. Suddenly I wondered why a legume that looks like a nut would be less healthy to eat than a real nut.... (more)
This is a very good question, and I've wondered this for a while. I tend to just avoid nuts and seeds altogether, but it still remains a very valid question. We want to know the reasons behind the decisions we make. My best guess is that there is... (more)
I know chocolate isn't paleo, but I was wondering if there was some way to reduce the phytic acid in cocoa or chocolate by cooking/fermenting? I had an idea to add cocoa to a yoghurt (also not paleo!) would that work to reduce the phytic acid? (more)
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)
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 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)
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)
Or is the phytase unable to work on other foods phytic acid? example, combining white flour - high phytase with nuts - high phytic acid
I'm really not sure my problem is electrolyte balance (though for some reason I keep coming back it this hypothesis), and I'm kinda grasping a straws here but: Twice recently, I went from feeling great to severe systemic muscle cramps (calves,... (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.
i am going to transform my entire backyard into a microfarm next spring in order to cut food costs. i would like to grow some calorie dense crops, so im womdering out of all the known grains (including less popular ones like buckwheat), what is... (more)
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)
In the Paleosphere there is this recommendation to supplement Magnesium based on the fact that soils are depleted and it's hard to achieve the RDA. There is also this general consensus that if one follows a diet low in Phytic Acid there is no need... (more)