Selenium is the most important mineral you’re probably not taking. Why? The immune system requires selenium to produce proteins that prevent viruses from mutating in the body-without enough, it can’t fight off infection. To sidestep viral infections, I recommend eating at least 16 oz. of selenium-rich foods like tuna, cod, turkey, lamb or mushrooms daily to keep levels optimal.
Wish you could enjoy your favorite Thanksgiving fare without worrying about a few extra pounds sneaking on? You can! My favorite supplement for weight loss during the holidays and beyond is African mango seed extract. In one study, women who supplemented with it had a significantly smaller waist after two weeks, and they lost 14 times more weight than those who skipped the extract. Compounds in African mango curb appetite and flip a switch in the brain that stops the creation of fat cells. The study-proven dose: 150 mg. twice daily.