Brazil Nuts

These nuts are jam packed with so many health benefits. The biggest are they are a great source of mono-unsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) that actually help to lower your LDL (Bad) cholesterol and increase HDL (good) cholesterol. Palmitoleic and oleic acid is what makes this happen. These nuts also have Vitamin E that protects us at a cellular level! And, on top of that they also have high levels of selenium that can prevent coronary artery disease, cirrhosis of the liver, and some cancers. If you feel like you’re always stressed or anxious these nuts are YOUR BEST FRIEND! They really help to lower anxiety!

Boosting Brazil Nuts

How to Choose and Keep

Choosing the nuts that are in the bulk bins are the best. Get them raw and roast yourself or just eat raw. Make sure that the bins you get the nuts from have a high turnover and are tightly sealed. They will keep for several months. Keep in the fridge to keep fresher.

Preparation
If you like to roast nuts you can make so many delicious flavors. And if you roast yourself you can control what is on them. Roast at 250 for about 10 minutes. Mix in with olive oil, salt and whatever seasoning you like. My favorites are curry seasoning or garlic.
 

Nutrients
Palmitoleic acid, Oleic acid, Selenium, Vitamin E, Copper, Magnesium, Manganese, Potassium, Calcium, Iron, Phosphorus, and Zinc.


Action Steps
1. Make sure that when you have a mixed but mix have plenty of Brazil nuts in it.
2. Roast some delicious flavor on your nuts and enjoy during the week, especially during a stressful week.

(Resources: http://www.nutrition-and-you.com)