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Health Benefits and Sources Of salenium

Estimated Amounts Needed
  • Men need 70 mcgs/day.
  • Women need 55 mcgs/day.
Benefits/Deficiency Symptoms
  • Selenium is a part of several enzymes necessary for the body to properly function. Generally, selenium functions as an antioxidant that works in conjunction with vitamin E.
  • Selenium deficiency is rare in humans.
Fruit Sources
  • Most fruits contain a small amount of selenium, but dates have a significant amount.
  • Bananas
  • Breadfruit
  • Guava
  • Lychee
  • Mango
  • Passionfruit
  • Pomegranate
  • Watermelon
Vegetable Sources
  • Asparagus
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • French Beans
  • Lima Beans
  • Mushrooms
  • Peas
Nut/Seed/Grain Sources 
  • Most nuts contain selenium, but the following nuts have a significant amount:
  • Amaranth
  • Buckwheat
  • Cashews
  • Coconut
  • Rye
  • Wheat - Durum
  • Wheat - Hard Red 

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