What’s The Big Deal?
Selenium has been found to be both a great anti-oxidant and a powerful anti-inflammatory. It can also directly affect thyroid function. Proper levels are antiviral and also promote healthy prostate, lung, colorectal and bladder function. However, no need to go overboard as excessive amounts could be counterproductive to your health.
Get Your Selenium the Natural Way
Ready to add some to your life? Try brazil nuts! They’re delicious and also have a high level of about 200mcg per 3 nuts. According to research, I would recommend 3-5 Brazil nuts per day.
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Maranhão et al.: Brazil nuts intake improves lipid profile, oxidative stress and microvascular function in obese adolescents: a randomized controlled trial. Nutrition & Metabolism 2011 8:32.
Rich Jacobs is a Board Certified Integrative and Functional Nutrition Practitioner who specializes in resolving gut, insomnia, low libido, fatigue and fat issues. He uses a holistic approach and functional lab work to identify root causes such as hormone imbalances or gut pathogens that could be impacting your health.