Food sources of Phytic acid, avoid or limit as this depletes calcium zinc or other minerals that us sarkies need!

Phytic Acid in Nuts, Seeds, Cocoa, and Coconut

Phytic Acid in common foods. Halt and Reverse Tooth Decay? To recap, the things that Drs. Price found to prevent and reverse tooth and bone problems are:

Phytic Acid in Foods - can cause iron deficiencies & cavities

Phytic Acid Everything You Need to Know - (Phytic Acid in Foods) * "Phytic acid, or phytate, is a substance found in plant seeds. It can reduce absorption of nutrients from the diet, but also has antioxidant effects.

Excellent post from Westin A. Price Foundation by Ramiel Nagel explaining the Why's and How's of soaking and dehydrating nuts, seeds, flours, rices, etc .  Hint: phytic acid and enzyme inhibitors... The graph shows how much phytic acid is reduced in soaked fermented sourdough.

Grains, Nuts, Seeds and Beans for Maximum Nutrition Phytic acid in grains, nuts, seeds and beans represents a serious problem in our diets. This problem exists because we have lost touch with our ancestral heritage of food preparation.

Phytic Acid (found in RAW NUTS AND SEEDS) and how it affects the body, especially in large quantities.  It seems that it may be a fact that roasted nuts have a significantly reduced amount of phytic acid in them as compared to raw, unsoaked nuts.  That's good news to a person who prefers the taste of roasted almond butter over raw.

Great article on how to properly prepare, grains, seeds and nuts to reduce phytic acid (an inflammatory factor). Lots of info about why these foods can be inflammatory too.

WHY NO GRAINS & LEGUMES (AND NUTS?): PHYTIC ACID - Nuts and seeds are as bad or worse than grains in terms of lectins and phytates. The good news is that you can sprout, ferment and soak the phytates out of just about anything.

Why No Grains & Legumes (and nuts?): Phytates

Another reason to not eat grains and legumes: phytates (or phytic acid). They bind with minerals and take them out of your body. However, nuts and seeds have a surprising amount of phytates, too.

best way to eat them- soak, [get rid of phytic acid] & sprout, eat or dehydrate & grind to flour

Soaking and Sprouting Chart: Vegetable garden: grow Your Own Sprouts on Your Kitchen Counter Top Project

Explanation of phytic acids and why soaking grains is so important. She links an excellent article as well.

soaking grains- phytic acid is a mineral inhibitor. If we can reduce it in food we can absorb more minerals from our food.

Phytic Acid in Almonds | LIVESTRONG.COM

Phytic Acid in Almonds

Phytic Acid in Almonds | LIVESTRONG.COM

Dissecting Anti-Nutrients: The Good and Bad of Phytic Acid. Excellent easy to understand article on phytic acid

If you’ve ever tried paleo, chances are you’ve heard of the anti-nutrient phytic acid. But did you know that it’s not all doom and gloom? There are actually some beneficial properties to phytic acid.

Soaking Beans and Grains ~ ByeBye Phytic Acid and Beano

Soaking Beans and Grains ~ ByeBye Phytic Acid and Beano

Your Guide to Soaking & Sprouting Whole Grains, Beans, Nuts, & Seeds - Weed'em & Reap

Your Guide to Soaking & Sprouting Whole Grains, Beans, Nuts, & Seeds

Your Guide to Soaking & Sprouting Whole Grains, Beans, Nuts, & Seeds - Weed'em & Reap - Where Home Starts