Selenium helps prevent oxidative stress by working together with a group of nutrients that prevent oxygen molecules from becoming too reactive. This group of nutrients includes vitamin E, vitamin C, glutathione, selenium, and vitamin B3. In many instances of heart disease, for example, where oxidative stress has been shown to be the source of blood vessel damage, low intake of selenium has been identified as a contributing factor to the disease. Similarly, in rheumatoid arthritis, where oxidative stress damages the area inside and around the joints, dietary deficiency of selenium has been show to be a contributing cause. High Selenium foods: Salmon, Cod, Halibut, Shrimp, Beef, Turkey, Brazil nuts. Try and incorporate these in your diet regularly to keep that beastfit body healthy!
on Thursday, July 5, 2012