- : Never change your diet without first consulting your physician.
- Step 1: Eat Brazil nuts Eat Brazil nuts, the food source containing the most selenium. One ounce may contain 544 micrograms of selenium – 780 percent of the recommended daily value. Not far behind are delicious macadamia nuts.
- TIP: Eat Brazil nuts only occasionally, as their unusually high levels of selenium could lead to toxic levels.
- Step 2: Enjoy shiitakes Enjoy shiitake mushrooms, which are one of the only non-animal sources of vitamin B12 and vitamin D as well as selenium.
- Step 3: Have seafood Have fish and seafood high in selenium, including tuna, swordfish, halibut, salmon, cod, herring, lobster, crab, oysters, and mollusks.
- Step 4: Eat meat Eat meat. Nearly all animal products, including pork, turkey, chicken, beef, and lamb, contain a significant amount of selenium.
- TIP: Eggs are a good alternative source for people who are lacto-ovo vegetarians.
- Step 5: Eat whole grains Eat whole grain cereals, whole wheat bread, and brown rice, which are among the best sources of selenium.
- FACT: Selenium was discovered by Jons Jacob Berzelius, a Swedish chemist, in 1817.
You Will Need
- Brazil nuts
- Macadamia nuts
- Shiitake mushrooms
- Fish and seafood
- Meat and poultry
- Whole grain cereals
- Whole wheat bread
- Brown rice