Category Archives: Phytic acid

Soaking Grains For Better Mineral Absorption — Resources

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In the book Rebuild From Depression I discuss kitchen strategies to reduce phytic acid in grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds as one method for people to improve their mineral levels. Sometimes in life we do find ourselves zinc or iron deficient. If we are relying on grains for those nutrients, for instance, these kitchen strategies…

Oatmeal And Phytic Acid

A niche group of food bloggers have been buzzing about the content of phytic acid in oatmeal and the implications for their favorite breakfast porridge. Having started the rumor myself here at the Rebuild site, I thought I would speak up on the issue a little more clearly. My book Rebuild from Depression on nutrients…

Soy and Phytic Acid: Stick with Fermented Tempeh and Miso

Soy is high in a substance called called phytic acid which binds to minerals in your digestive tract and keeps your body from absorbing those minerals. In many foods, the phytic acid content is reduced by soaking (in the case of beans, soaked porridge, and bread during rise time). But the phytic acid in soy…