Selenium is an important trace element which participates in the functioning of the whole organism. He is part compounds that are antioxidants (vitamins a, C, E), because it protects cells from free radicals.
As noted by scholars at Cornell University and the University of Arizona, selenium is important for the prevention of cardiovascular disease, reports “Live actively”.
It increases the level of good cholesterol and reduces bad, thins the blood, reducing the risk of blood clots in the arteries that would bring blood to the heart and brain. Selenium also provides protection against certain types of cancer.
During research scientists have found that a daily Supplement diet selenium reduces risk of prostate cancer by 63%, colon cancer by 58% and lung cancer by 46%. And the death rate from cancer in people who also took selenium, was 39% lower than in the General population.
Selenium is essential for the prevention of cardiovascular disease
The therapeutic daily dose of selenium is 100-200 mcg.
Foods containing selenium:
– nuts and seeds;
– meat and offal (liver, Turkey, chicken, duck, beef, pork, kidney pork, and veal);
– unrefined grains, coarse flour and wheat bran;
– sea salt;
live brewer’s yeast;
– legumes (beans, lentils);
– barley grits;
Selenium provides protection against certain types of cancer
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