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Health benefits of phytic acid

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 26, 2012 at 11:42 PM

If phytic acid is a chelator, would it be wise to eat foods high in phytic acid in combination with fish to reduce the absorption of mercury and other heavy metals?

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

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on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

If you substitute Selenium for phytic acid, then, maybe.

A2c38be4c54c91a15071f82f14cac0b3

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on August 28, 2012
at 08:26 PM

This is tasty news.

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

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on August 27, 2012
at 03:49 PM

Cavemen grunted in caps. Never italics. The evidence is clear.

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

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on August 27, 2012
at 03:48 PM

Cavemen grunted in caps, never italics.

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

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on August 27, 2012
at 10:35 AM

@Mscott - this just in, archeologist Dr. Jane Trololo discovered an ancient cave painting of a Qwerty keyboard. She's quoted as saying "It had a CAPS lock key!!!1! A CAPS lock key!!1!1! do you know what this means?!?!?!?!" :)

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on August 27, 2012
at 03:02 AM

It's cool chris, caps lock is paleo.

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

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on August 27, 2012
at 02:33 AM

But... I really enjoy saying "JESUS PUMPERNICKEL CHRIST" and it being a Paleo board, I feel that the PUMPERNICKEL part gives extra punch here that I just don't find it gets in real life.

Ba09704971e33481f5716c4790648966

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on August 27, 2012
at 02:20 AM

Calm down Luckie.

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

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on August 26, 2012
at 11:51 PM

OH JESUS PUMPERNICKEL CHRIST IT WILL NEVER BE PALEO TO EAT SIX CUPS OF OATS PER DAY. Perhaps next you can tell us about the nutritional advantages of gluten! Or how your body treats high fructose corn syrup the same as any other carbohydrate! Based on your posts today, you eat until you are sick at every meal and eat six cups of oats per day and feel that you may be addicted to them, yet see no reason to cease that consumption. Are you an on-purpose troll, an accidental troll, or do you just have zero understanding of Paleo/Primal dietary choices?

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9e975c86f483555ed19e59c5628488ca

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on August 26, 2012
at 11:51 PM

The Phytic Acid isn't really (on mass) sucking nutrients out of the food you're digesting, it's bound to the ones in the food already which makes them unavailable.

Also most fish it's wrought with mercury just avoid long lived higher predator fish. Even with those you actually can clear Mercury from your system, so just don't over do it.

For example the mercury content in Big Eye is 4.5x higher than Skipjack, both of which are "Tuna" and both are considered safe alternatives to Blue Fin, which is actually getting hard to find.

The mercury in Big Eye is over 31x higher than in Salmon, and 40x higher than in Anchovies.

My source for data is the USDA Advisory on Mercury in Seafood, Mercury Levels in Commercial Fish and Shellfish (1990-2010)

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68294383ced9a0eafc16133aa80d1905

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on August 26, 2012
at 11:55 PM

In a very basic context, the idea might have some merit. However, I think this fits into the category of "if you're worrying about something this minor, the worrying is probably worse for you than NOT carrying out the action."

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

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on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

If you substitute Selenium for phytic acid, then, maybe.

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Cf39c9cefdd5a0c401a7b0ca5bbf3f51

on August 27, 2012
at 02:33 PM

Drink black or green tea with fish to inhibit mercury absorption:

http://www.ergo-log.com/teamercury.html

A2c38be4c54c91a15071f82f14cac0b3

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on August 28, 2012
at 08:26 PM

This is tasty news.

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64433a05384cd9717c1aa6bf7e98b661

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on August 27, 2012
at 02:14 PM

There is selenium in fish that binds the mercury

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