U.S. breast milk lags behind China, Mexico in level of carotenoids

Remember when youre mamma told you to eat your vegetables? Once again we’re finding out that mamma knew what she was talking about—even if she didn’t know the specific nutrient details. A study led by Purdue University has established that the quality of breast milk differs by country—and the quality is largely determined by the […]

Why do we need selenium?

Selenium is a nonmetallic trace element found quite sparingly in a pure state in nature. Yet, tiny doses of it are absolutely  essential for good health. Why? Because we require selenium in order for our bodies to produce glutathione peroxidase, a powerful antioxidant that aids every single cell in our body to fight illness and thus […]