Sunday, December 6, 2009

Maintain bone mass by preparing grains, nuts and seeds properly

"...all grains, nuts, seeds and legumes have phytic acid in the outer or bran layer, as well as enzyme inhibitors to prevent them from sprouting when conditions are not suitable...

The phytates act as a barrier preventing absorption of the nutrition in the seed. In particular, they bind to calcium, magnesium, copper, iron and zinc in the intestinal tract, and block their absorption. This has implications for those that are losing bone mass, as diets high in improperly prepared grains can lead to mineral deficiencies."
Vreni Gurd, www.wellnesstips.ca

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