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We often hear that whole grains are healthier, but they contain phytic acid. Should we be concern? Related to phytic acid, are overnight oats safe?

We often hear that whole grains are healthier, but they contain phytic acid. Should we be concern? Related to phytic acid, are overnight oats safe?

Phytic acid: is really of little concern except perhaps for Vegetarians since they do "bind " Iron and other nutrients. So called "Overnight Oats" are "safe" IT SOUNDS TO ME LIKE YOU ARE TRYING SOME FAD DIET! (Perhaps to loose weight??) If you are planning on "living on" "whole grains" alone FORGET IT! Nothing is "healthy" if consumed without a well balanced diet! My opinion only Good Luck Dr Z ...Read more

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What are nucleic acids?

What are nucleic acids?

DNA, RNA: These keep and carry the genetic code that dictates the development and function of our physical bodies. ...Read more

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What are the functions of nucleic acids?

DNA.: Dna is the nucleic acid that contains all the genetic information. It is transcribed into rna, another nucleic acid when genes are processed to make proteins. Transfer RNA carries Amino Acids to sites where proteins are assembled. Other rnas are involved in controlling which genes are turned on (micro rna) and in the structure of ribosomes. Nas are found in viruses, bacteria, on up to humans. ...Read more

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Does pickles has acid in it?

Does pickles has acid in it?

Yes, in vinegar: Pickles are usually in vinegar, which is Acetic Acid (not a very strong acid, but still a real acid). ...Read more

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What is the best for urict acid?

What is the best for urict acid?

Out of Context: I am sorry but that simple sentence is completely out of context and missing anything upon which to respond. What is your concern? What are your symptoms? What caused you to get this test? Was the test a blood test? ...Read more

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What is in the yogurt that makes the acid subside?

What is in the yogurt that makes the acid subside?

A couple of ideas: Yogurt contains lactobacilli which, by many, are considered probiotics...substances which confer a beneficial effect in a person's body. These favorable bacteria can reduce inflammation and promote recovery from viral infection, travel and antibiotic use. Additionally, yogurt (and other dairy products such as milk and cheese) can buffer stomach acid, raising pH, and improving probiotic survival. ...Read more

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What foods are i allowed to eat that are not acid?

What foods are i allowed to eat that are not acid?

Most foods are fine: There are few foods which you might call 'acidic'. This may include oranges and other tart foods. Most of the acidity in our stomach is produced from the normal acid secretions of the stomach which can bother some folks especially if they have acid reflux problems. This can be easily controlled with antacids like zantac (ranitidine) or pepcid. Prilosec is even more effective. ...Read more

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What is acid in the blood?

What is acid in the blood?

Imbalance: Normally, people have acid production from metabolic activities that goes to blood and gets neutralized by alkali produced by kidneys. In kidney failure, acid is noted in blood since it is not neutralized. Other cases include diabetes type i, chronic diarrhea, certain meds, sepsis with blood infection, and respiratory (ventillatory) failure among other more rare causes. ...Read more

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