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Essential minerals for healthy aging

A number of minerals (or trace elements) are essential requirements for well-being. Only very small quantities of minerals are needed (generally less than 100ug/day), but any deficiency can have a profound effect on health. Selenium Selenium is a natural component of many of the body’s enzymes, including the antioxidant defense enzymes. High levels of selenium are found in meat, tuna and eggs. Plants grown in selenium-rich soil (some regions in some countries) contain increased levels of selenium, especially wheat germ, nuts (particularly Brazil nuts), turnips, garlic and oranges. Although most adults have sufficient selenium for their metabolic functions, supplementation...

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