You might not hear about it much, but the mineral selenium is crucial for many different functions in your body and offers many different benefits including:
🔹 Protects against heart disease by reducing inflammation.
🔸 Powerful antioxidant to help reduce oxidative stress from free radicals.
🔹 Boosts mental function and improves memory.
🔸 Crucial for thyroid hormone production to control metabolism and your body’s development.
🔹 Enhances your immune response to fight off bacteria and viruses.
🔸 Reduces asthma symptoms by lowering inflammation.
Selenium is an essential nutrient, which means your body can’t produce it on its own and you have to obtain it from your diet. Here are some great sources of selenium and what percent of your daily value they provide:
• Oysters: 238% per 3oz
• Brazil Nuts: 174% per nut
• Halibut: 171% per 6oz
• Yellowfin Tuna: 167% per 3oz
• Eggs: 56% per 2 large eggs
• Chicken Breast: 55% per cup, diced
• Sardines: 38% per 4 sardines
• Sunflower Seeds: 25% per 1oz