. I believe adding calcium to oats
might inactivate their phytic acid;
and in experimenting with calcium
I found that it can be stimulating,
and could reduce the need for caffeine;
so I looked for the kind of supplement
that would come in powder form,
for mixing with oats and water,
and not have too much lead .
Phytic acid in grains, nuts, seeds and beans
represents a serious problem in our diets.
Phytic acid not only combines with minerals,
and makes them unabsorbable,
but also inhibits our digestive enzymes;
... oats were a staple in the diet of the
Scots and Gaelic islanders, a people known for
their robust good health and freedom from tooth decay?
For one thing, high amounts of vitamin D
from cod’s liver and other sources,
helps prevent calcium losses from the high oat diet;
Absorbable calcium from raw dairy products,
consumed in abundance on mainland Scotland,
provides additional protection
. perhaps my oats will be more healthy
if I add calcium to neutralize the phytic acid .
. what form of calcium should I get?
I was thinking bone meal would be good
but that may high levels of lead:
calcium carbonate is a low-lead form
as are the chelates (citrate, gluconate, lactate)
[Am J Public Health. 1993].
bone meal: need phosphorus and lead?:
Protein 0 gmayoclinic`calc density across forms:
Calcium carbonate (40 percent elemental calcium)harvard`Calcium carbonate acid rebound:
Calcium citrate (21 percent elemental calcium)
Calcium gluconate (9 percent elemental calcium)
Calcium lactate (13 percent elemental calcium)
. people with a history of stomach ulcers
may have to switch to calcium citrate.
. the citrate form might might be better for
mixing with water (carbonate might not mix).
. could use both . here are iherb's powders:
Calcium carbonate for oats;
Calcium citrate for water .