Phytic acid in soybeans: can we reduce it?

Soybeans are high in phytic acid, a substance that binds iron, zinc, calcium, and magnesium in the digestive tract. Your body absorbs less of those key minerals because phytic acid essentially binds to them and escorts them into your stool. In many foods, the phytate content is reduced by soaking, sprouting, fermentation, and ultimately cooking. […]


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Understand the four rules of weight-loss surgery before you go under the knife

Weight loss surgery (WLS) is often perceived as an easy means of losing weight that requires little or no effort on the part of the patient. However, patients undergoing bariatric surgery are prescribed Four Rules of Diet and Lifestyle Management that they will follow for the rest of their lives if they want to lose […]


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