Importance Of Selenium For Health

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Hindustan Times

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Published
Oct 25, 2021

Selenium is an essential nutrient that plays a vital role in regulating overall health

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 Here are a few reasons that show why it is crucial for your health

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Selenium is needed to derive the benefits from antioxidants that reduce inflammation and prevent the body from free radical damage

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It is a crucial mineral that helps in boosting the immunity, fighting against infections and  healing wounds

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Studies show that regular consumption of selenium plays major role in metabolizing thyroid hormones

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 High blood level of selenium lowers the risk of certain types of cancers

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Studies suggest that selenium help in reducing oxidative stress

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Selenium-rich foods improve verbal fluency and prevent mental deterioration

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A deficiency in selenium intake could cause cardiomyopathy, disease of the heart muscle and osteoarthritis

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Selenium is naturally found in various food items such as:

Fortified cereals

Lentils

Beans

Chicken 

Shellfish

Brazil nuts

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