Selenium plays a critical role in thyroid hormone metabolism (your body’s furnace for burning calories–yippee!!) and provides protection from oxidative damage (it’s that lovely sore feeling you get after a really tough workout) and infection. These are VITAL when it comes to getting the most out of a work out and helping your body to heal afterwards.


Now for the nitty gritty: Where can you get more selenium in your diet? It may be easier to get than you might think. Just one brazil nut contains more than a days worth of antioxidant-rich selenium that you need! Now while you can eat them raw or out of a can of mixed nuts here are 4 summer-worthy recipes that will rev up your selenium intake and captivate your taste buds!

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