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