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Posted by: Trevor
June 14, 2020
Although we live in one of the most beautiful places on earth, the soils of Vancouver and southwestern BC are often deficient in the essential trace mineral selenium. This is true of the entire Pacific Northwest. If you're not familiar with selenium, Dr. Axe provides a detailed discussion on it here, and so does Dr. Mercola. Selenium deficiency may be on the rise in some parts of the world, and some experts have suggested fortifying certain processed foods with it in order to improve human health and reduce mortality from various illnesses.
The matter has now become of even greater concern, as it was recently reported that dietary selenium levels are associated with an improved cure rate for covid-19 related illness. The study was carried out by Dr. Margaret Rayman, who is a professor of Nutritional Medicine in the UK, and an expert on selenium. She demonstrated that there is a link between selenium intake and recovery from covid-19.
For those who are trying to keep their selenium intake at optimal levels, it's good to know which foods contain high quantities of this amazing mineral. Eggs and organ meats are two such foods. Plus they contain a vast array of other nutrients, too --- such as B12, Coenzyme Q10, and vitamins A, D and K. One of our favorite organ meats is chicken heart.
Chicken hearts are a rich source of selenium
If you've never tried chicken heart, you will probably be surprised to know that it tastes fantastic. It doesn't have that characteristic "organ-meat" type flavor you might be expecting. In fact, if someone blindfolded you and fed you chicken heart you might think you were eating a nice piece of beef steak.
Most of us are getting nowhere near the amount of organ meat in our diets we should be, according to the Weston Price foundation. Organ meat consumption is down in some Western countries by as much as 90 percent in the past few decades. This has led some UK doctors to begin promoting organ meat consumption because of the unique and essential nutrients which organ meats provide.
But, as a word of caution, something you should remember is this: when you consume any kind of animal product (particularly organ meat), the animal is functioning as a food-concentrator. Everything the creature eats, drinks, or breathes becomes concentrated in its muscles, bones, and organs. Therefore it is essential that the animal be raised organically, breathing fresh air, and having a good, clean life, and free of pharmaceuticals, toxins, soy, and heavy metals. This is why organic certification and humane certification are so important. They are the only ways you can verify the animal is being raised as beneficially as possible.
If you haven't added organ meats to your diet yet, now is a good time.Chicken hearts are a fantastic source of selenium, and a great way to increase your intake of other crucial micronutrients, minerals, and vitamins. Plus, they are one of the easiest and quickest organ meats to turn into a delicious meal, with a wonderful presentation and tremendous flavor. You can read more about how to prepare them here.
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