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Your Nutrition Questions Answered

You asked – we answered! What foods can I eat to boost my immune system? Sandra Lopez • Pleasanton, CASupporting your immune system is especially important during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Picture your meal plate. Fill half of it with vegetables and fruit, the other part with protein-rich foods such as eggs, chicken, fish and

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Ashwagandha, the Indian Ginseng

Withania somnifera means “sleep inducing.” However, it’s better known as ashwagandha, a recognized sleep aid for at least 2,500 years in the Ayurvedic traditions of India. A member of the nightshade family, this herb has other beneficial effects such as reducing the effects of stress. Ashwagandha balances thyroid hormones and cortisol levels. In addition to

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