Small amounts of plant toxins, such as lectins, phytic acid, and oxalates, may actually be beneficial to gut health when consumed in moderation. A theory that the diversity of the microbiome resulting from the ability to eat foods from different regions may be beneficial to human health, and that small amounts of plant toxins may act as stressors that build resilience. The microbiome is constantly shifting and adapting based on what we choose to eat.
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