Selenium Keeps You Young

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Hi, Dr. Oz here with the help tip to keep you young. Selenium is a small, barely noticeable trace mineral, but has powerful anti-aging properties. Serious selenium deficiency is rare in United States, and is most common in the elderly and people already in poor health. But one study found that even a slight deficiency is linked to a number of age-related diseases, from cancer to heart disease, to dementia.

Selenium helps your body produce anti-inflammatory antioxidants that protect your heart, your brain and your cells. That's important for long term good health, and the good news is you don't need a lot of selenium, you want to aim for about 55 micrograms a day. Your best source is Brazil nuts just three or four nuts cover your selenium needs for the day.

Canned tuna is another great source. For more ways to nourish your health check out all of our health smarts right here.