Selenium is a trace mineral that is vital for overall health and wellness. It is a key antioxidant, helping to neutralize free radicals and thus diseases. It is also a powerful anti-aging substance which reduces inflammation.
Selenium is associated with a reduction in the risk of cancer and improves cardiovascular and brain (cognitive) health. Adults have a recommended daily allowance of 55mcg per day, but active people need considerably more.
If you take Selenium in supplement form, the standard dose is about is taken twice daily. However, food is a better way to get this vital substance into your system. Here are the key foods for such a purpose:
- Brazil Nuts: contain about 630mcg per 2 ounces
- Pork*: 430 mcg per 8 ounces
- Turkey breast: 265 per 8 ounces
- Mixed nuts: 150mcg per 2 ounces
- Lobster: 105mcg per 8 ounces
- Mackerel: 100mcg per 8 ounces
* I would be very careful with the amount of pork you ingest. Regular pork ingestion correlates very highly with arthritis and other joint problems. Occasional consumption is fine, but regularly (as in weekly) consumption should be avoided.
Dr, David Orman is the creator of the best selling, anti aging formula, Doc Wellness supplement. He is an Expert, Educator and Wellness Entrepreneur. He can be reached for private sessions at David@docwellnessworld.com.