tisdag 26 augusti 2008

Brazil Nuts And Selenium

Dr. Jonny Bowden's Blog::

"Recently, researchers from New Zealand asked a group of adult volunteers to consume either two Brazil nuts, 100 mcg of selenium as a supplement, or a placebo for 12 weeks. Even though the nuts averaged just 53 mcg of selenium, at the end of the 12 weeks, the nut eaters had increased their blood levels by over 64% while the supplement takers had increased theirs by a still very respectable 61%. The nut eaters also had more than twice the blood levels of an important selenium-dependent enzyme, glutathione peroxidise."