Understanding Plant “Antinutrients”

The presence of certain compounds that may partially interfere with the absorption of some minerals does not make foods unhealthy or dangerous.

Healthy foods like beans, whole grains, nuts, and leafy greens contain a wide range of nutrients necessary for the growth and health of our bodies and our gut microbiomes. You may have also heard they conatin “antinutrients”—substances that can partially block the absorption of certain nutrients, usually minerals like calcium or iron. Fortunately, the science […]
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