This fabulous little nutrient is not so well known however has many important functions including -
𝐌𝐨𝐝𝐮𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐲𝐫𝐨𝐢𝐝 𝐡𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐬 - selenium is important for normal thyroid hormones synthesis, activation and metabolism. Supplementation has also been linked to autoimmune thyroiditis (Grave's Disease, Hashimotos) remission.
𝐈𝐦𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐦𝐦𝐮𝐧𝐞 𝐟𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 - selenium ramps up and activated t-cell and B-lymphocyte production which helps to fight infection.
𝐌𝐚𝐥𝐞 𝐅𝐞𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲 - Selenium is required for testosterone synthesis, normal sperm maturation and sperm motility.
So where do we find selenium?
Brazil Nuts are a hot little example of a superfood. These babies have so much selenium that 3-4 Brazil Nut's daily include your recommended daily intake. How awesome is that?!
You can also find selenium in these foods -
Variation in our diets is the most important and easiest way to boost our nutrient intake. Mix it up, keep it interesting, enjoy food and include a rainbow every day 🌈