Brazilian walnut (lat. Bertholletia excelsa) originating from South America
It grows in the fertile soil of the Amazon rainyforest and one of the highest trees of the world.
Because of the poor harvest and economic unprofitability is one of the most expensive types of nuts.
Brazil nuts are harvested mostly indigenous families in the protected natural habitats. He is also a symbol of preservation of the Amazon rainyforest.
Few foods containing concentrated doses of beneficial nutrients, and Brazil nut is a treasure trove of minerals.
One serving of Brazil nuts (133 g) satisfies:
3.643% daily requirement for selenium
116% for copper
96% to 81% for phosphorus and manganese
in somewhat lower amounts of potassium, calcium, iron, and zinc.
Keeps thyroid health and improves mood
Two Brazil nuts per day are the same as if you took 100 micrograms of selenium by tablets.
One nut is sufficient to meet the daily need for this mineral and also hast significantly raised the mood, because selenium proved effective against depression.
Also important is the activation of a powerful antioxidant that protects the tissue glutathione levels of damage, improves heart health and anti-cancer.
It gives the skin a healthy shine and improves elasticity of the skin, preventing premature aging.
Plays an important role in the health Because thyroid takes part in the metabolism of iodine and the production of thyroid hormones.
Several studies reported that his anti-inflammatory activity.
The proper functioning of the thyroid is essential for human health. If you have problems with the thyroid gland, eat one to two Brazil nuts a day.
Selenium also helps in building muscle mass and increase strength.
Can reduce the risk of prostate cancer and secondary tumors and cataracts.
Regulates body weight
Brazil nuts contain a high proportion of protein and fibers that control food cravings.
Eating these foods gives a longer feeling of satiety, reducing the risk of overeating and snacking between meals.
Excellent choice for vegetarians.
Body with the important amino acids that protect against chronic diseases and reduce the symptoms of aging.
It protects the heart and blood vessels
Brazil nuts contain high amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, shown to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and inflammation in the body.
Are an excellent source of monounsaturated acids such as oleic and palmitoleic acid.
These fatty acids stabilize the level of cholesterol and blood lipids, and so as to prevent arterial disease, stroke and heart attack.
The presence of selenium prevents the formation of blood clots.
Improves Bone Health
The consumption of Brazil nuts helps to maintain bone strength, because copper mineral that is essential for the formation of bone tissue.
Copper helps the absorption of iron in the blood, while the overall mineral content of Brazil nuts helps to improve the density of bone tissue.
Preserves mental health
Thiamine from Brazil nut maintains the health of the nervous system.
It is especially important for relieving stress, migraines, and helps with memory loss.
And is beneficial for anxiety. Regular consumption can help prevent Alzheimer’s disease.
The healing properties of brazil nuts:
*Promotes weight loss
*Protects the heart and blood vessels
*Helps the healing of the tissue
*Preserves the health of the skin and bones
*Improves male fertility
*Helps with constipation and flatulence
Brazil nut oil
Brazil nut oil is suitable for cooking and for skin care.
It is absorbed quickly and leaves a beautiful silky feel to the skin.
Ideal for those who do not like greasy residue on the skin.
Most suitable for dry skin. It contains squalene, which helps penetration of vegetable oils in the dryer. Hence it is used in hair care packs with Argan, castor oil and similar oils.
It is also suitable for the preparation macerate.
Milk against insomnia
Soak 2 Brazil nuts in a glass of domestic milk through the day and evening to mix and drink.
It is necessary to consume several days to see the changes.
Mask for deep cleaning
Grind half a cup of Brazilian walnut.
The resulting powder mix with avocado into a smooth paste.
Rub the paste to your face and leave for 15 minutes, then rinse with cold water.
Where to get?
Brazil nuts can be purchased in all major supermarkets and health food stores. It is important that it is not heat-treated it can be recognized by its white to slightly yellow.
Excessive consumption of Brazil nuts can lead to selenium poisoning.
Therefore advised to consume a maximum of 4 walnuts a day.