Shrimp are Packed Full of Selenium: The Super Nutrient
January 22, 2021
As we’ve outlined in previous blog posts, shrimp are an excellent source of natural elements that offer a variety of health benefits, such as preventing arteries from clogging and being a great source of lean protein.
Today, we will discuss the benefits of a certain element in shrimp that you might not even know about: selenium.
Selenium is a mineral and antioxidant that fights free radical damage: damage caused by unstable cells in the body that can lead to a variety of ailments – from wrinkles and hair loss to cancer and Huntington’s disease. Free radicals are a natural aspect of the body, but an excess of them caused by activities such as smoking, alcohol use and stress can be damaging.
As an antioxidant, selenium combats the oxidative stress caused by these excess free radicals and thus can be linked to a wide spectrum of positive health benefits such as promoting strong hair growth and preventing cancer! Not only that, but selenium also:
- Helps repair DNA
- Keeps the immune system strong
- Can protect against heart disease
- Prevents mental decline
- Reduces asthma symptoms
- And promotes thyroid health!
The more wild-caught shrimp you implement into your diet, the more you’ll be able to experience their positive health benefits in the long-run. Of course, their premium taste makes them an easy addition to a multitude of recipes, from mouthwatering Shrimp Scampi to the deliciously zesty tang of Spicy Tropical Shrimp to a refreshing bowl of Shrimp with Tomatoes, Fennel, Feta and Ouzo!
For more information on the health benefits of selenium, watch these videos from Dr. Eric Berg, DC.
The Amazing Selenium Trace Material
12 Amazing Benefits of Selenium
Want to learn more about how wild-caught, American shrimp can improve your health? Visit our Health Benefits page!
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