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Micronutrients: Iodine

July 26, 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.

Food containing magnesium and potassium.
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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.

November-December 2017

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.

September-October 2017

Color Additives

August 29, 2017 Kathleen Zelman

With today’s desire for less adulterated foods, some question the need for and safety of color additives.

July-August 2017

Humectants and Anticaking Agents

June 30, 2017 Kathleen Zelman

Processed foods that sit on supermarket shelves for a while would deteriorate if certain food additives were not included. Humectants and anticaking agents contribute to consumer expectations for quality and performance of favorite foods if certain