• Trishna Patnaik

Antinutrients in Vegetarian Diet

Updated: Aug 6, 2020

It must have happened to you often or at least you must have heard on various occasions that even after taking proper foods or supplements, particular deficiency or ailment in your body still exists.

More often than not it happens in a vegan diet plan, after a prolonged period of following a restrictive diet plan with only plant-based options. Antinutrients are natural or synthetic compounds that interfere with the absorption of nutrients. Nutrition studies focus on these antinutrients commonly found in food sources and beverages that are of plant origin. Such molecules attach themselves to the nutrient molecule and render them unavailable to the human body. This is because your body can assimilate important nutrients only in certain specific biochemical form. Therefore, is someone wishes to follow a vegan diet plan, proper measures need to be taken so that the diet is balanced. This is crucial as otherwise various deficiencies will occur eventually.