Phytates have gotten a bad reputation as "anti-nutrients." But if you're going out of your way to avoid them, you could be missing out on important health benefits. Nutrition Diva reports.
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Many people have started soaking and sprouting their dried beans, nuts, and grains in an effort to remove or reduce the amount of phytic acid they contain. The concern is that the phytates in these foods will interfere with the absorption of calcium, iron, and other minerals.
Not only is this probably unnecessary, but these folks could be missing out on important benefits. This week, I discuss several ways that phytates protect your health, such as:
I also have some advice on how to balance the pros and cons of phytate-rich foods in your diet. Just click the Play button in the upper right hand corner to listen to the show, or click on the links above to go straight to the topics that interest you.
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