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Brazil nuts nutrition facts and health benefits

30 Jul

Brazil nuts hold exceptionally high levels of selenium. 100 g nuts provide about 1917 µg or 3485% recommended daily intake of selenium, rating them as the highest natural source of this mineral. Selenium is an important cofactor for anti-oxidant enzyme, glutathione-peroxidase. Just 1-2 nuts a day provides enough of this trace element. Adequate selenium in the diet help prevent coronary artery disease, liver cirrhosis, and cancers.

http://www.nutrition-and-you.com/brazil-nuts.html

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Posted by on July 30, 2015 in Health, Tips

 

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