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Focus on Food – Chicken

Focus on Food – Chicken

Wait – Chicken, like the animal? Yep. At some point in our lives, we realize that the cute little cluckers that we’ve learned about in Old Macdonald’s sing-a-long are the very same ones that we’re eating. Hopefully this isn’t the first time you’re hearing this news…if so, Santa is also…completely and totally real! Obviously! Poultry (including chicken, turkey, geese, and ducks) is a common and well-liked protein source in many diets all around the world. We all know what a…

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Trace Minerals

Trace Minerals

Are you exhausted yet from the major minerals, the vitamins, and the macronutrients? Bad news, I’ve got eight more trace minerals to cover here! But I’ll keep these a bit more concise, because I’m eager to get to some good stuff here at Salt and Skillet!! If it’s all right with you, I’m going to just jump right in. Trace Minerals Iron What does iron do for my body? Iron has several functions, including acting as a cofactor to certain…

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Antioxidants

Antioxidants

How often do you hear the word “antioxidants” in commercials, or see it on bottles of juice? It’s a buzz word that’s being thrown around lately, but what does it mean? We know they’re good for us! Let’s delve a bit deeper into what antioxidants actually do, and how to get them in our diet. What are free radicals? Before we can talk about antioxidants, we need to talk about the culprit that makes them so important! Free radicals is…

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