Selenium Grocery List

Find out which foods can help you hit your body’s daily selenium needs.

Selenium Grocery List

By Toni Gasparis

Selenium is a mineral used by your immune system and thyroid and that’s needed to fight free radical damage throughout your body. While it is important to include selenium in your daily diet, overloading on this mineral can cause severe health issues. Find out which selenium-rich foods you can put on your grocery list and how much you should be eating to maintain healthy levels of selenium in your body.

Brazil Nuts

Brazil nuts are super helpful for your selenium levels. In fact, just a few nuts can give you all of the selenium you need in a day depending on where they were grown. The selenium in these nuts plays an essential role in the function of your thyroid and may help decrease the damaging inflammation of your thyroid that results from autoimmune disease.

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