phytic

Phytic Acid in Common "Paleo" Foods

 Dr. Emily Deans has a post on the possibly beneficial effects of phytic acid, which is commonly demonized as an antinutrient. As she points out, its effects are complex. I think they are quite minimal if your diet is rich in minerals, but I think most Americans do not eat such a diet and even people trying to eat a better diet can have marginal consumption.