Phytic acid and teeth

By Norman Medina | Nov 29, 2012
Photo by: Seasons of Smiles Dental Phytic Acid Rich Foods.

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I was stumped.  "Dr. Medina, what do you know about Phytic acid and teeth?" I must admit that I know absolutely nothing about phytic acid, and I told him so. He was kind enough to send me a link that he found on phytic acid. He felt that it was an interesting topic and it was a subject that he kept running into. Thanks Ron for introducing me to this interesting subject. The link that was sent to me is taken from the Weston A. Price Foundation website.  Before I read the article, I did a wiki search on the Weston A. Price Foundation. Weston was a Dentist!!! That sure perked my interest.

In the article, I quote, “Phytic acid is present in beans, seeds, nuts, grains—especially in the bran or outer hull; phytates are also found in tubers, and trace amounts occur in certain fruits and vegetables like berries and green beans.

From what I understand the idea that is being presented is that phytic acid is bad for you, and that for healthy teeth, we need to limit our intake of phytic rich foods.

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