The Best Foods for Every Vitamin and Mineral
Why you need it: Selenium is a mineral with antioxidant properties. The body only requires small amounts of it, but it plays a large role in preventing chronic diseases. It also helps regulate thyroid function and the immune system.
Where to get it: Just six to eight Brazil nuts provide 544 mcg of seleniumthat's 777% of your DV. Too much selenium can actually be harmful, however, so stick with the mineral's number-two food sourcecanned tuna (68 mg per 3 ounces, or 97% DV)except on special occasions.
Try this recipe: Sicilian Tuna and White Bean Bruschetta