Personal Trainer Quick Tip! The Importance of Mineral Consumption: Selenium and Iron

Importance of Mineral Consumption!

Selenium and Iron



Selenium is essential for promotion of growth, anti-aging, anti-cancerous, cure of dermatitis, assists the function of vitamin E, increase and strengthening of semen, recovery of eyesight.

Deficiencies: Can cause circulatory problems, increased blood cholesterol, and loss of energy.

Selenium Rich Foods: Brazil nuts, oysters, tuna, whole wheat bread, and sunflower seeds.



Iron is essential for delivery of enzymes in blood and red blood cells, and prevention from anemia.

Deficiencies: Anemia and irregular thyroid gland hormone function.

Iron Rich Foods: Clams, mussels, oysters, liver, pumpkin and squash seeds, nuts, beef and lamb.

Written By: Robert Jost NSCA-cpt, ACE-cpt

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