Caviar contains roughly 18.6 micro-grams of selenium per one serving – tablespoon.
The mighty pearls of the ocean are a nutritional bomb in the sense of just how many vitamins and minerals they contain. The list is long. Everyday more and more publications and researches are made that can testify to this fact.
- We have vitamins such as A, B2, B6, B12, B44, C, and D.
- We have minerals such as zinc, iron, selenium and potassium.
- Amino-acids such as lysine, arginine, isoleucine, methionine and histidine.
- Omega-3-fatty acids, hugely important for overall body functioning.
Today I would like to touch-base on selenium. Caviar has definitely a good amount of it, so why is selenium important?
As an antioxidant it helps the body deal with excessive free radicals. Free radicals are a natural occurrence in our bodies but stress, and poor life choices can lead to their excess. Selenium acts as a powerful antioxidant.
This great role of an antioxidant is also linked with the reduction of risk that leads to some types of cancers. Free radicals damage the DNA and that can cause mutation that can lead to cancer. Selenium reduces the risk of developing breast, lung, colon and prostate cancers.
Low levels of selenium have been linked with increased risk of coronary artery disease. Selenium also lowers markers of inflammation in the body and reduces oxidative stress which was linked with certain heart issues.
The same oxidative stress linked with heart issues can help in development of Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer’s disease. Foods rich in selenium have been proven to reduce the risk of these diseases.
Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is a condition that has been associated with selenium deficiency. This autoimmune disease attacks the thyroid gland, an organ that has the highest concentration of selenium in human body. Selenium is essential for this organ’s proper function.
Due to selenium’s ability to reduce inflammation it can boost the immune system and elevate asthma symptoms.
Selenium alone is not something that makes caviar a good choice for you. All of the vitamins, minerals and compounds work together to create a synergy of positive health effects.
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