Micronutrient 101: Minerals - Selenium

by Jowynna Yeo - 26th Oct 2019

Have you heard of Selenium? (No, not Selena...)

Selenium is a trace mineral found mainly in soil and plays an important role in human health and disease. In fact, selenium is part of the antioxidant system in our body. 

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To include selenium in your diet, get it from food sources such as fish, meat (especially organ meats) eggs, milk and shellfish. These are good sources of selenium. 

Fun fact: The higher the protein content, the more selenium it contains.

So, don't forget to eat your proteins :) 

 

Author Details

Founder of Vease, Jowynna loves tackling picky eaters and teaching children about food & nutrition. Jowynna is also a Consultant Dietitian at ABC Children Specialist Clinic.