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Staying Sexy with Selenium!

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U know what your body could probably use right now? Selenium!

The miracle mineral isn't usually on the top of everyone's mind when thinking about nutrition, but Marg J wants to tell you why it should be! Find out what the benefits of selenium are and what food to find it in below:

Many people are familiar with the mineral selenium, but they aren't really sure what it does for their bodies. Selenium-rich foods are important for protecting our cells from damage caused by free radicals. It also helps to lower the risk of joint inflammation and it enables thyroid hormone production. Research has suggested that selenium can aid in the detoxification of mercury in the body. It's also been shown to help prevent some cancers.

Symptoms of selenium deficiency include weakness or pain in muscles, whitening of the nail beds, and the discoloration of skin and/or hair. Incorporate selenium into your diet by eating crimini mushrooms, Brazil nuts, wild-caught salmon, oats, sunflower seeds, garlic, broccoli, and brown rice. You can also get selenium from asparagus, spinach, and cage-free organic eggs.

For more nutrition tips, visit Margaux's website Authentic Self Wellness or follow her on Twitter @MargauxRathbun.

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