A Personal Trainer, or Nutrition Professional may explain that Phytic acid is often referred to as an “anti-nutrient”, and with that term comes negative connotations. Is it justified though? Phytic acid is the storage form of phosphorus in a variety of plant-based foods and is found in particular abundance in whole grains and beans.
Potential problems with phytic acid are in relation to its ability to its ability to bind to certain minerals such as iron and prevent its absorption, this may cause issues in those who are at risk of low iron stores potentially leading to conditions such as anaemia. However, phytic acid has also been found to have numerous benefits such as prevention of free radical formation in the gut and binding to heavy metals such as lead preventing their absorption. Alongside other mechanisms phytic acid consumption has been shown to decrease risk of certain cancers, cardiovascular disease and insulin resistance.
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