Eat One Brazil Nut Each Day

author avatar Dr. Eric Berg 08/31/2023

Here’s what eating just one Brazil nut each day could do.


0:00 Why you should eat one Brazil nut a day

0:45 Selenium in the soil

1:47 Why consume organic?

1:55 Benefits of selenium

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Let’s talk about why you should eat one Brazil nut every day. One Brazil nut contains roughly between 68-91mcg of selenium. Selenium is essential, and many people are deficient. The daily value of selenium that we need is about 55mcg. This means just one Brazil nut a day could potentially prevent a deficiency. 

Selenium is a trace mineral. It’s very difficult to get selenium from plants and animals because selenium is deficient in many soils. Certain fertilizers can also make selenium unavailable in the soil. 

I believe it’s best to consume an organic Brazil nut because you don’t know if they spray these nuts after they harvest them. 

Selenium is a very powerful antioxidant, and it's a building block to make glutathione. Glutathione is one of the most powerful antioxidants in the body. Selenium also has the ability to decrease TPO antibodies by 21%, which has to do with Hashimoto’s. 

Potential benefits of selenium:

• It may protect against cancer

• It supports the cardiovascular system 

• It supports the immune system 

• It supports the thyroid conversion

• It helps build glutathione 

• It decreases the toxic effects of mercury, lead, cadmium, and other heavy metals 


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