5 Health Foods That Can Tax Your Digestive System

September 26, 2014 8:10 PM

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5 Health Foods That Can Tax Your Digestive System

I know what you're thinking. Please, not another list of things I can't eat! No, that's not what this post is all about. Think of it more as a troubleshooting session -- finding hidden culprits that could be behind some of your digestive woes and exploring how to make these foods easier to digest (or moderate).

1. Nuts These crunchy and convenient bites of protein contain a pesky little thing called phytic acid (phosphorus in its storage form). Phytic acid is indigestible and can block minerals in our food from being absorbed, notably zinc and iron. This causes some people to feel heavy and uncomfortable a...

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