Selenium has the same effect as an antioxidant and reduces the formation of harmful substances in the body. It makes heavy metal contaminants enter the body through less toxic. There are also indications that it protects against cancer of the prostate.
The mineral selenium, known as 'selenium', is mainly active in the liver as an antioxidant and protects red blood cells and other body cells from damage. Also makes possible selenium contamination by heavy metals that enter the body are less toxic. Selenium is also important for the proper functioning of the thyroid and protects the body against the possible occurrence of (breast) cancer. Most foods contain selenium. The selenium content of plant foods such as bread and other cereals and vegetables, is strongly dependent on the selenium in the soil where the plants grew. Because nearly all animal feed enriched with selenium, selenium also contains meat, and seafood