Selenium is found in many foods and is especially high in seafood and meats. It can also be found in cereal, eggs, bread, grains and dairy products. The amount of selenium in a food depends on the soil that a plant was grown in.
Tips to Get Enough Selenium in Your Diet:
-Have eggs for breakfast with whole grain toast.
-For lunch, have a chicken, mushroom and asparagus stir-fry with brown rice and cooked with garlic.
-For dinner, have grilled shrimp, roasted broccoli and whole grain pasta.
Below is the daily recommended amount of selenium that you should have based on your sex and age.
Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs) for Selenium
|Birth to 6 months||15 mcg*||15 mcg*|
|7–12 months||20 mcg*||20 mcg*|
|1–3 years||20 mcg||20 mcg|
|4–8 years||30 mcg||30 mcg|
|9–13 years||40 mcg||40 mcg|
|14–18 years||55 mcg||55 mcg||60 mcg||70 mcg|
|19–50 years||55 mcg||55 mcg||60 mcg||70 mcg|
|51+ years||55 mcg||55 mcg|
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