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Cruciferous Vegetables: A Taste Worth Acquiring

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Cruciferous vegetables get their name from their four-petaled cross-shaped flowers, They include bok choy, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, and the nutritional media darling, kale. While these members of the Brassicaceae family are, admittedly, not among everyone’s favorites (particularly children), the significant benefits they deliver make them well-worth eating. To start, cruciferous vegetables contain vitamin C, beta-carotene, and […]

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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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