Why Pre-Soak Oatmeal? (And what the heck are PHYTATES?)

I pre soaked my steel cut oats last night with the required amount of water and then added lemon juice (about 1T).

My inquiring mind wanted to know:

Why do I need to pre soak these oats? The answer was: to get rid of the PHYTATES in the oats. So the next question was:

What are PHYTATES?

Here’s a great article I found explaining this whole thing!

http://www.rebuild-from-depression.com/blog/2010/02/oatmeal_phytic_acid.html

Enjoy!

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