"Our findings support a causal anti-hypertensive effect of [magnesium] supplementation in adults," the researchers wrote. In other words, magnesium helps to prevent high blood pressure. | Image: (Geraldoswald62/Pixabay)
Antioxidants like selenium help reduce oxidative stress by keeping free radical numbers in check. | Image courtesy: healthline.com
In this video, Dietitian Joe Leech looks at 5 science-based health benefits of selenium. Selenium is an essential mineral, meaning it must be obtained through your diet. It is only needed in small amounts, but plays a major role in important processes in the body like metabolism and thyroid function.