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Nutrient to Know: Tryptophan

by in Nutrients to Know, Thanksgiving, November 12, 2009

You always hear about tryptophan around Thanksgiving time — folks warn that that gorging on turkey (a well-known source for the nutrient) puts you in a “food coma.” Is it really to blame for that post-dinner snooze?

Nutrient to Know: Selenium

by in Nutrients to Know, August 28, 2009

I once learned to remember the important antioxidant vitamins and minerals with the acronym “A.C.E.S.” — vitamins A, C, E, and the “S” is for the mineral, Selenium. Find out what makes this nutrient worth remembering.

Nutrient to Know: Lutein

by in Nutrients to Know, August 13, 2009

Every wondered what makes spinach green? Or egg yolks yellow? The answer: Lutein. This antioxidant doesn’t just add color to your groceries — lutein has numerous health benefits for your body, inside and out.