Not all anti-nutrients act the same way – so check out the infographic below to see what they do and how to minimize their anti-nutrient effect!
Should I stop eating foods with anti-nutrients?
Not necessarily. Research shows that well balanced plant-based diets that contain many of the foods listed in the table, definitely provide all the nutrients and minerals needed to stay healthy. Furthermore, many phytochemicals that are deemed anti-nutrients are also antioxidants that provide positive health effects, such as lowering cholesterol or helping to prevent certain cancers. If you have a health condition, such as kidney disease or osteoporosis, and are particularly concerned with anti-nutrients, talk to a dietitian or doctor about which foods to choose or avoid in order to maintain good health.
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