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Micronutrients: Selenium

November 8, 2018 Kathleen Zelman

Essential to many of the body’s regulatory and metabolic functions, selenium is part of at least 25 proteins called selenoproteins, many of which are oxidant defense enzymes. Roles in health Selenium is involved in reproduction,

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Micronutrients: Chromium

August 31, 2018 Kathleen Zelman

Chromium’s primary function appears to be enhancing the action of insulin, which plays a role in carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism and storage.

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Micronutrients: Iodine

August 16, 2018 Kathleen Zelman

An essential micronutrient not commonly found in food, iodine is needed for the synthesis of thyroid hormones and is critical for normal neurodevelopment in utero.

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Micronutrients: Potassium

April 30, 2018 Kathleen Zelman

The third most-abundant mineral in the human body, potassium is an electrolyte, regulating fluid balance by transferring nutrients and waste in and out of cells.

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Micronutrients: Magnesium

March 1, 2018 Kathleen Zelman

Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body, with the majority found in the skeleton and the rest in muscle, soft tissue and blood.

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A Dietitian’s Dream: Healthy Fried Food

February 6, 2018 Kathleen Zelman

Fried foods traditionally have been limited in healthy dietary patterns. But when you use small amounts of healthy unsaturated oils and the technology of an air fryer, fried foods can be back on the menu.

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Micronutrients: Choline

December 15, 2017 Kathleen Zelman

Often described as “vitamin-like” for its water soluble vitamin properties, choline is a unique micronutrient that is crucial for many biological functions.

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Food Additives: Emulsifiers

November 1, 2017 Kathleen Zelman

Emulsifiers made from plant, animal and synthetic sources commonly are added to processed foods such as mayonnaise, ice cream and baked goods to create a smooth texture, prevent separation and extend shelf life.