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Selenium – from Brazil Nuts or Supplement

Brazil Nuts are the best source of selenium, 2 or 3 a day is all you need. That is assuming that the tree grows in selenium-rich soil. The problem is, it may sound like a good idea, but people are not as consistent eating Brazil Nuts as they are supplementing.

Selenium is important!

  • Helps prevent cancer.
  • Really important for proper thyroid function. (Hashimoto’s friends, add 2 or 3 Brazil nuts daily if you aren’t supplementing).
  • Supports a healthy heart and immune system.
  • Reduces heavy metal toxicity.

Food sources of selenium

  • Butter
  • Herring, smelt
  • Brazil nuts
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Scallops
  • Lobster, shrimp, clams, oysters

Recommended intake of Selenium