Eating Nuts Can Deplete Zinc


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This is why nuts can deplete your zinc levels—and what you can do about it.

0:00 Introduction
0:18 Phytic acid side effects
0:54 How much phytic acid is in 100g of nuts?
1:25 How to reduce phytic acid
2:57 Key takeaways
3:08 How to bulletproof your immune system (free course)

In this video, we’re going to talk about why eating nuts can deplete zinc.

I’ve talked a lot about why the anti-nutrient phytic acid in grains can deplete zinc. But did you know that nuts also contain phytic acid?

Anti-nutrient phytic acid binds to zinc, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, chromium, copper, and manganese. It also inhibits pepsin, amylase, and trypsin.

Based on a 100g serving of nuts, here is how much phytic acid is in each type of nut:
• Brazil nuts: 1719mg
• Almonds: 1400mg
• Walnuts: 982mg
• Peanuts: 952mg
• Hazelnuts: 648mg

You can reduce phytic acid by…
• Lowering your intake of phytic acid-rich foods (like grains and nuts)
• Support your microbiome
• Germinate your nuts
• Boil or pressure cook your nuts
• Eat nuts after your meal, not with it
• Include high-zinc foods in your diet

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Dr. Berg, age 56, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.


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Thanks for watching. I hope this helped explain why eating nuts can deplete zinc and other nutrients. I’ll see you in the next video.
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