[ [ Anti-nutrient, antinutrient ] An anti-nutrient is a substance that reduces the bioavailability of a nutrient by interfering with its absorption or uptake, or biochemical activity. Some anti-nutrients are enzyme inhibitors, typically protease, lipase and amylase inhibitors which interfere with the digestion of proteins, fats and carbohydrates, respectively. Other anti-nutrients bind with the nutrient, typically minerals, preventing their absorption. Anti-nutrients More, antinutrient ]
An anti-nutrient is a substance that reduces the bioavailability of a [ Nutrient ] A substance that provides nourishment essential to life. Nutrients may either be organic, as in carbohydrates, fats, proteins and vitamins, or inorganic, as in minerals, oxygen and water. They are derived from the environment, typically food, and may be synthesised in the body from other nutrients, or derived from dietary supplements. Compare: drugs Also see: Macronutrient and Micronutrient More by interfering with its absorption or uptake, or [ Biochemistry ] The chemical processes relating to living organisms. The branch of science which studies these chemical processes. More activity.
Some anti-nutrients are [ Enzyme ] A biochemical substance that acts as a catalyst, resulting a specific biochemical reaction. More inhibitors, typically protease, lipase and [ Amylase ] An enzyme which catalyses the hydrolysis of of starch and glycogen into glucose. It is principally found in saliva and pancreatic fluid. More inhibitors which interfere with the digestion of proteins, [ Fat ] • A subclass of lipids that includes fatty acids and triglycerides • Any of the fatty acids and fatty acid esters of glycerol which are solid at room temperature, compared to oil, which is a liquid at room temperature • Adipose tissue More and [ Carbohydrate, Carb, Saccharide ] A group of organic compounds occurring in living tissues, comprising of sugars, starches, and cellulose. Carbohydrates can be divided into four chemical groups: monosaccharides, disaccharides, oligosaccharides, and polysaccharides. Shorter-chain carbohydrates (monosaccharides and disaccharides) are generally sweet tasting are commonly referred to as sugars. More, respectively. Other anti-nutrients bind with the nutrient, typically minerals, preventing their absorption.
Anti-nutrients are typically found in plant-based foods, but many [ Drug ] A substance that causes a physiological or psychological changes, usually by stimulating or suppressing specific chemical activities in an organism. Drugs are distinct from nutrients or supplements in that they are considered foreign and not a normal part of metabolic function. They are widely used recreationally and medicinally, and may be derived from plants (herbal remedies) or More and environmental [ Toxicant ] A toxic substance made by humans or introduced into the environment by human activity. Compare: Toxin More are known to have anti-nutritional properties.
Cooking, fermentation and malting are traditional methods of reducing the ani-nutrients or otherwise detoxifying certain plant foods.