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Introductory Material

Nitrogen: What Does This Element Do For You?
Introductory article - Know Yourself - June 07, 2019
Nitrogen is a non-metal element, a component of the air that we breathe, and living plants and animals. Although nitrogen is essential to human health, in some forms this element may be responsible for carcinogenic activity. Should you be concerned?
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Chromium: Why Is It An Essential Nutrient?
Introductory article - Know Yourself - May 10, 2019
Chromium has been identified as an essential trace mineral and is thought to be involved in glucose metabolism. What else is known about this metal mineral and how much do you need each day?
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Fluoride: Not Just For Your Teeth
Introductory article - Know Yourself - April 26, 2019
Fluoride, a trace mineral, is typically associated with the health of your teeth and is a common component of toothpastes and mouth washes. However, tooth health is not the only function of fluoride in your body.
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Manganese: One Of The Trace Metal Minerals
Introductory article - Eat Well - April 05, 2019
Your body contains small amounts of manganese which is essential for good health and required in many metabolic processes. Although manganese deficiency is rare, following diets that are low in plant foods may reduce your intake of manganese.
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Fish And Seafood: Selecting For Health
Introductory article - Eat Well - March 15, 2019
Nutrition recommendations suggest people consume 2 or more servings of fish each week. What do you need to know about fish and seafood to enable you to make eating for health selections?
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