Originally Posted by titan38
What have you heard are the benefits?
The benefits of phytates? That's a good question. It's been a while since I read about it. I was going to report back after reading but didn't think anyone would be interested. Now I'm not sure I can give a complete answer from memory so I'll have to get back to you later. I believe the book stated that it's still being studied, so it's not certain. But I will try to get an answer for the "suspected" benefits.
Anyway, I think people should know that soaking beans, oat groats, whole grain rice, seeds or whatever, doesn't remove all phytates. It just removes a certain percentage. So we're getting some phytate in our diets whether we like it or not. Some of the foods we consider to be healthy are the highest in phytates and can't be soaked.
The information is strange to say the least. Perhaps I'll start a new thread in a day or two to explain more. Thanks for asking.