Is Phytic Acid That Bad?
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In this podcast, Dr. Berg talks about phytase anti-nutrient myths. Phytic acid is a very powerful antioxidant. Consuming food that has too much phytic acid will block the absorption the zinc, iron, and other minerals.
1. Microbes make phytase – the enzyme that breaks down phytic acid.
2. Vitamin C increase absorption of iron
3. Beta carotene increase absorption of iron
4. Adding meat increase absorption of iron
5. Cooking/Steaming decrease phytic acid
6. Fermenting vegetables decrease phytic acid
7. Most people have too much iron
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Dr. Berg, 51 years of age is a chiropractor who specializes in weight loss through nutritional & natural methods. His private practice is located in Alexandria, Virginia. His clients include senior officials in the U.S. government & the Justice Department, ambassadors, medical doctors, high-level executives of prominent corporations, scientists, engineers, professors, and other clients from all walks of life. He is the author of The 7 Principles of Fat Burning.
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