Selenium Rich Foods for the Immune System 🛡️
The trace element Selenium is crucial for the immune system to function normally. A deficiency appears to result in immune suppression of our protective ability to fight viral infections.
Brazil nuts are the richest natural sources of selenium (although this is soil dependent), followed by fish, shellfish, seaweeds, offal, meat, chicken and game.
*Recipe Tip: Make a super fast shellfish sandwich for lunch. Combine some tinned white crab flesh with avocado, lemon mayo, watercress and cucumber on toasted sourdough bread.
Provide Protein and Minerals such as Selenium to support the immune system.
Your goal – 2-3 portions a day
- Choose seafood, chicken, eggs, pulses & beans (especially soya)
- Reduce red meat meals. Cut down or out processed meats.
- Grill or bake meat or fish rather than frying
- Beans, pulses and lentils can bulk out meals and are a valuable source of soluble fibre for a healthy microbiome.
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