There's a trace mineral in soil called selenium that helps protect against cancer.
When you eat foods grown in selenium-rich soil, your body is replenished with a nutrient that has been shown to help fight autoimmune disorders, increase
insulin efficiency and curb the mutation of viruses.
And one of its most studied qualities is its ability to protect against cancer. It boosts the antioxidant power of vitamin E and it's been shown to reduce the risk of several types of cancers by triggering the activity of a tumour-suppressing gene.
Powerful protection against colorectal cancer
Researchers at the University of Arizona wanted to expand on previous research, which had indicated that selenium may reduce the risk of developing colorectal tumours.
They used data collated from three trials: the Wheat Bran Fibre Trial, the Polyp Prevention Trial and the Polyp Prevention Study. Each of these projects examined the effects of different nutritional factors on the prevention of benign colorectal tumours in patients who previously had such tumours removed during colonoscopy.
Medical records and blood tests of more than 1,700 patients were analysed to determine tumour
developments and selenium concentrations.
When the patients' records were grouped ranging from least blood concentration of selenium to greatest, results showed that subjects with the highest blood selenium values had "statistically significantly lower odds" of developing a new tumour
compared to patients with the lowest blood selenium values.
The researchers also noted that each of the three trials individually indicated selenium's protective effect against the recurrence of tumours and that those with the very highest blood selenium value had more than a 40% reduced risk of tumour recurrence compared to subjects with the very lowest levels of selenium.
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Inducing a tumour suppressing gene that deactivates cancer stem cells.
Improving communication between healthy cells, allowing them to recognise cancer cells as threats.
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Stopping cancer from spreading in the body.
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How to increase your levels of selenium
With the occurance of over farming we’re probably not getting adequate selenium in our diet, unless we're taking a selenium supplement or a multivitamin that contains selenium.
The RDA for selenium is 55 mcg for women and 70 mcg for men, but the average diet falls far short of that amount. Research into the cancer-preventive qualities of selenium indicates that a daily intake needs to be around 200 mcg to insure adequate prevention.
Which brings up the issue of selenium toxicity. Selenium comes with a general warning about high intake of this nutrient. And while it's true that mega-dosing might create problems, you would have to get more than 2,500 mcg of selenium per day for an extended period to receive a toxic amount, so the actual chances of getting a dangerous dose are extremely slim.
In addition to fruits and vegetables, bread, fish, and meat all contain selenium. The real selenium powerhouse, however, is the Brazilian nut, delivering more than 800 mcg of selenium per gram.