Minerals, Health & Weight Loss
Good diet nutrition is essential for optimum health – including efficient metabolism, stable blood sugar levels and appetite, all of which affect weight control and how fast we lose weight. Minerals play an essential role in this nutritional process.
A very important antioxidant. Selenium deficiency is becoming increasingly linked to higher levels of cancer, heart disease, AIDS and even miscarriages. Eating six Brazil nuts a day is an easy way to get the required amount of selenium. Works best in conjunction with vitamin E.
Good sources of Selenium include
Brazil nuts, kidney, liver, wholemeal bread, mackerel, wheatgerm, bran, tuna fish, onions, tomatoes, broccoli.
How Selenium helps
Helps to prevent cancer
Helps to combat viruses
Protects against heart & circulatory disease
Helps to neutralize alcohol, smoke & some fats
Helps to increase male potency and sex drive
Good for healthy eyes, skin & hair
Selenium deficiency symptoms include
No specific symptoms.
Recommended daily allowance for Selenium
US RDA: 50-100mcg
EU RDA: 10-75mcg
The Importance of a Balanced Diet
If you have been a regular follower of fad diets, regular fasting, single food diets, yo-yo dieting or diet/weight loss pills, you may already be deficient in vitamins and minerals. This may be why you find it difficult to lose weight, or sustain weight loss in the long term.
Solution: Follow a balanced diet that offers slow steady weight loss and includes advice on exercise. Anne Collins Weight Loss Diet Program is a good choice.