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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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.