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John Zombro

Let’s talk about plant toxins. We live in an era where we are taught to believe that you just can’t eat too many plants and that they are completely good for us. Well, my belief is that most of us can exist in the broad middle somewhere between vegans and carnivores. That stated, many plants have defense chemicals that can mess with your metabolic mojo. About the only free pass is ripe fruit, which the plant wants you to eat so the seed can be distributed and the species can propagate. Beyond that, we use knowledge and technology to denature plant lectins and phytates to make them more digestible and less offensive. Surviving and thriving are not the same. If you want to learn more, discuss, and debate…chime in.