Selenium RDA, Rich Food Sources
Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites
Natural Food Sources Containing Selenium
Light & Regular Alcoholic Beer, asparagus, bagels, beef, beets, biscuits, bread stuffing, breakfast cereals, garlic, mushrooms, nuts, rice, pasta, wheat germ, seafood & beef.
All the official food groups contain foods with selenium content. The list is exhaustive.
Selenium Nutrition Benefits for the Body, Therapeutic Uses
General - Assists body in the production of the enzyme glutathione peroxidase which provides antioxidant power within the body. Selenium is also vital to metabolic functions which in turn impact weight - including the rate of weight loss.
Therapeutic Uses for Selenium: May increase male potency & sex drive.
Selenium Deficiency Symptoms
Deficiency of Selenium may include: a worsening of Iodine deficiency, thyroid issues and Keshan disease.
Selenium Offenders & Interaction Concerns
- Cannot be created.
- Cannot be destroyed.
- Selenium deficiency may worsen Iodine deficiency.
- Selenium deficiency may be connected with some of the more aggressive viruses but more study is needed.
Foods Rich in Selenium Content Nutritional Data & Foods Which Contain a Surprisingly Amount of Selenium
Selenium Daily Recommended Amount μg/d (daily micrograms)
Infants & Children:
0 to 6 months old - 15
7 to 12 months old - 20
1 to 3 years old - 20
4 to 8 years old - 30
Males & Females:
9 to 13 years old - 40
14 years and older - 55
All ages - 60 mg
All ages - 70 mg
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