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Are You Sure You’re Getting Enough Protein?

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The abundance of protein here in the West is something that many of us take for granted. So how can you be sure that you’re getting enough protein yourself? Read on.   The Basics: Getting Protein from Food Protein is composed of twenty amino acids. Nine of these amino acids are “essential” because they can’t be made in […]

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Supplement Spotlight: Selenium

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Selenium was discovered in 1817 and named for Selene, the Greek goddess of the moon. Its role in health was only later recognized. In the body, selenium is incorporated into selenoproteins that accomplish a number of functions. Selenium has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. While occurring in trace amounts in a number of foods, including grains, meat, […]

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