what’s an antinutrient and how many are you eating each day?

Whole grains, nuts, seeds, beans, and legumes are touted as nature’s perfect health foods, and sometimes, they can be.  However, in their most natural state, they actually contain toxic substances that draw vitamins and minerals out of the body.  This, of course, leads to major health problems and deficiency, especially Leaky Gut Syndrome (which is at the root of thyroid and autoimmune diseases).  However, there are ways to eliminate (or decrease) the toxicity: soaking, sprouting, and fermenting the “seed”.

Unfortunately for us, most of our favorite foods are loaded with antinutrients that have not been properly processed: bread, rice, tortillas, nuts and seeds, soy products, processed foods made with corn, wheat, or other grains, and the list goes on.  Even green beans and English peas contain antinutrients (both members of the legume family).

Just how many antinutrients do you eat on a daily basis?  They’re most likely the reason behind any digestive distress, vitamin and mineral deficiency, and even chronic illness, especially goiter, thyroid disease, and autoimmunity.

How many are you eating each day?:

  • corn (tortillas, processed foods, popcorn)
  • white rice
  • brown rice
  • pasta
  • bread
  • dough (pastries, cakes, cookies, pizza)
  • crackers
  • breaded meats
  • flour sauces (roux) and gravies
  • hummus
  • peas
  • beans
  • lentils
  • nuts and seeds
  • processed food
  • green beans
  • soy (processed foods, unfermented tofu)

Do you think antinutrients could be partially to blame for your ailments? Have you ever tried to eliminate some antinutrients to regain vitamin and mineral balance?


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