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Last Updated : Feb 19,2018
What is Selenium?
Selenium though a trace mineral, it carries myriad functions in the human body.
Top 7 functions of Selenium:
1. Acts as Antioxidant : It acts as an antioxidant and helps remove the harmful free radicals from the body which are by-products of metabolism produced in the body mainly due to smoking, alcohol, stress and pollution.
2. Builds Healthy Immune System: It aids to boost the body’s defense system against various diseases.
3. Fights Inflammation : Being a potent antioxidant it also reduces the inflammation in the body. This ensures a healthy blood flow to the heart and all parts of the body.
4. Regulates Thyroid Function : It has been known to have active participation in the production of thyroid hormones.
5. Prevents Cancerous Growth : It’s role in DNA repair have proven its role in preventing the growth of cancer cells.
6. Maintain Cognitive Health: Selenium’s antioxidant activity is also known to retain cognitive health, maintain healthy brain cells and reduce the risk of mental illness, especially as you age.
7. Improves fertility : It is a mineral which preserves the health of sperms in men and avoids miscarriages in women.
How much Selenium do I need?
An adult on an average needs approx.. 55 mcg of selenium per day which increases to 60 mcg / day to pregnant women and 70 mcg / day. Kids usually require 20 to 40 mcg / day.
Deficiency of Selenium can cause 6 problems
| ||Deficiency of Selenium can cause 6 problems |
|1. || Neurological abnormalities |
|2. || Cardiac setback |
|3. || Thyroid disorders |
|4. || Skin lesions |
|5. || Hair loss |
|6. || Tiredness |
10 Vegetarian Food Sources of Selenium
Yummy and pretty to look at, these super tasty recipes are guaranteed to please your taste buds. Start cooking them TODAY!
20 Aug 11
Nourishing Barley Soup by Tarla Dalal
Barley is a cereal that is not usually used in everyday cooking. It is however a great source of protein, iron and fibre and tastes good too, if cooked with flavourful ingredients as I have done in this broth. The combination of masoor dal along with barley i.e. a pulse with a cereal makes this soup ....
18 Jun 18
Chick Pea, Mushroom and Barley Salad with Balsamic Dressing by Tarla Dalal
Name the texture, name the flavour, and you are sure to find it in this exciting salad. From cucumber for a juicy crunch, and kabuli chana for a mealy touch, to barley and mushrooms for chewiness and sun-dried tomatoes for tang, this Salads
features a wide assort ....
15 Jun 18
Barley and Moong Dal Khichdi by Tarla Dalal
Life can be tough without comforting khichdi to keep you company! One of the homeliest of meals, khichdi is satiating and soothing to the palate.
Here’s an innovative twist, we have used fibre-rich barley to make this khichdi. A good replacement for rice, barley combines very well with moong d ....
31 May 18
Barley Khichdi by Tarla Dalal
Ever thought of making a khichdi with barley? Try it once, and you will want to keep repeating this masterpiece in your kitchen. Made of barley and a horde of veggies, this tasty dish is colourful and attractive.
An exotic combination of veggies gives it a nice juicy crunch, while everyday ing ....
24 Apr 18
Mushroom Brown Rice by Tarla Dalal
Lemon grass imparts a subtly sweet flavour to this thai-inspired potassium rich mushroom rice.
06 Jul 18
Grilled Broccoli Recipe by Tarla Dalal
This is surely one of the yummiest ways to enjoy fresh and crisp broccoli! Marinated with lemon juice and black pepper, and then grilled to perfection, the Grilled Broccoli has a nice texture and fabulous flavour, with spicy and tangy tones.
This delicious treat is also equally healthy, being ri ....
01 Jun 18
Egg Bhurji Paratha by Tarla Dalal
Everybody loves bhurji – be it of paneer or egg, because of its succulent mouth-feel and spicy taste.
Put your favourite bhurji into a whole wheat paratha and you get a filling and super-tasty dish! The Egg Bhurji Paratha is an all-time favourite Punjabi breakfast, which is crisp and buttery out ....
12 Apr 15
Mushroom Soup ( Good Food For Diabetes) by Tarla Dalal
Who can refuse a cup of creamy Mushroom Soup! And if you were told that it is a healthy version, you would enjoy it all the more. Mushrooms have a low carbohydrate level, and hence a low glycemic index too, which makes it a helpful ingredient for diabetics. Being rich in potassium, mushrooms also ke ....
01 Jun 18
Egg Dosa, Healthy Breakfast by Tarla Dalal
An off-beat breakfast dish that will sweep you all off your feet! Spread dosa batter on the griddle, break and egg over it, sprinkle a little coconut and cook, to get a healthy and filling breakfast.
The Egg Dosa is not only healthy but extremely tasty, with the creaminess of egg and the crunch ....
31 May 18
Rocket Leaves, Broccoli and Veg Work Healthy Salad by Tarla Dalal
A salad is the most awesome lunch
ever! It’s light, filling, nutritious, and so convenient to pack in the morning.
You just need to make sure you bring lots of variety to your bowl – throw in some grains, pulses, sprouts, veggies, greens, cottag ....
05 Apr 18
Brown Rice Dosa, Healthy Dosa Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Brown Rice Dosa is a delightfully crispy, golden brown dosa that tastes awesome! On the other hand, it is amazingly healthy as we have used a combination of unpolished brown rice and two dals to make this dosa.
Make sure you use unpolished rice and not the regular Basmati; otherwise you will los ....
07 Jun 18
Brown Rice Neer Dosa, Without Fermentation by Tarla Dalal
Neer Dosa is a special, indigenous recipe from Karnataka, which has a wonderful taste and unique texture despite being made of a plain rice batter!
Yes, it might be hard to believe but the batter for these soft, thin, homely pancakes is made of just rice and salt. This gives the Neer Dosa a very ....
19 Sep 17
Brown Rice Khichdi, Healthy 3 Ingredients by Tarla Dalal
Khichdi is the first and last word in Indian
comfort foods. Whether it’s a busy day or a dull one, a serving of this one-dish meal is sure to put you back in the right track.
This particular version of the ever-popular Khichdi is made using unpolished brown ric ....
25 Aug 17
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