Major Antinutrients Found in Plant Protein Sources: Their Effect on Nutrition

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Plants foods contain a variety of antinutrients, which either reduce the ability of the body to absorb nutrients or cause direct harm to the body. A list of these antinutrients includes: toxic amino acids, saponins, cyanogenic glycosides, tannins, phytic acid, gossypol, oxalates, goitrogens, lectins (phytohaemagglutinins), protease inhibitors, chlorogenic acid and amylase inhibitors.

Should We Avoid Plant Foods? They're Full Of Antinutrients

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