Anti-nutrients might sound scary, but you need them in your diet

Jill Joyce is an assistant professor of Public Health Nutrition at Oklahoma State University. This story originally featured on The Conversation.

Maybe you’re trying to eat healthier these days, aiming to get enough of the good stuff and limit the less-good stuff. You’re paying attention to things like fiber and fat and vitamins … and anti-nutrients?

What the heck are anti-nutrients, and are they something you need to be concerned about in your diet?