According to experts, the people
of Britain have their soil to blame for ill health!
Not in their wildest dreams would
the British have imagined that the soil
beneath their feet is likely to cause them woes, ranging from heart diseases to
Experts believe that the levels
of the mineral selenium, are severely
low in British soil that it is negatively impacting the food chains and creeping
into the British diet, causing a range of diseases.
Selenium is very low in British
soil, therefore the crops grown on it contain less selenium and the cattle that
feed on the crops are able to absorb even lesser amounts of the mineral.
Overall, there is less selenium in the grains, vegetables and meat and this drastically lowers the
selenium levels in the food chain.
Present day agricultural methods
have a part to play in mineral imbalance in the soil. Apparently, the intensive
modern farming methods and the use of chemical fertilizers have depleted the
selenium content of the soil to an all time low.
So if you live in the United
Kingdom it is highly likely that you are suffering from low levels of selenium.
Therefore, care must be taken to supplement your diet with selenium containing
What is selenium? Selenium is a
mineral that is essential for good
health, as the body uses selenium to make 'selenoproteins', which function
as antioxidants and prevent damage to
Very recently researchers belonging to the University of
East Anglia discovered that people who eat large amounts of selenium, along
with other vitamins such as vitamin C and E, are about 67% less likely to develop pancreatic cancer .
Actually, many among us eat foods that contribute plenty of selenium to
our diet. Common food items include
cereals, breads, meat and poultry. However, the richest sources of
selenium include Brazilian nuts, kidney, liver and fish. Consuming selenium
enhances brain function and remarkably
maintains cognitive skills during old age.
Make sure your diet is balanced in order to
maintain health all through your life.