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Brazil Nuts

Brazil nuts contain about 2500 times more selenium than any other nut.  Selenium is a powerful antioxidant that has been shown to reduce the risk of  certain cancers,  like prostate cancer.  Not to mention, selenium plays a role in the   prevention of  heart disease and slows down the aging process.  All you need is about 3 or 4 Brazil Nuts a day. They are pretty large nuts.  I alternate between many different types of  nuts and seeds  daily or weekly to get a variety of nutrients.  I believe the best way to eat nuts and seeds is clean and  raw, no added nothing 🙂 I like raw pecans, walnuts,almonds,cashews,pistachios,macadamia nuts and Brazil nuts all for their unique health benefits.  You can mix them in salads, yogurt, Quinoa or whatever you think sounds good.  On the go, I grab a piece of fruit and a handful of nuts.  I find a lot of nuts at Costco at good prices and also in the bulk section at HEB.  Remember, plain raw nuts…  Go get you some!

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