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TheDailyMeal.com: Best Nuts for Your Health

Brazil Nuts

The greatest health benefit of the Brazil nut is its high selenium content. It has been claimed that selenium can help protect again prostate and breast cancers, AIDS symptoms, male fertility, skin disorders, anxiety, and asthma. It is also crucial for thyroid health. It is also crucial for thyroid health. Don’t eat too many of these, though. Eating Brazil nuts in large quantities may cause selenosis, also known as selenium poisoning. Thankfully, you only need one Brazil nut each day to get the recommended daily amount of selenium, and at 186 calories for 1 ounce, we’re OK with that. Brazil nuts are also a good source of E and B vitamins and essential fatty acids. These super-healthy nuts are plentiful, too, because in just a year, a Brazil nut tree can produce approximately 250 pounds of nuts.

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