Brazil nuts For a strong immune boosting winter superfood, look no further than Brazil nuts. These nuts are also called nature's vitamin pill because of its many disease fighting properties. Brazil nuts are said to be the richest sources of selenium which gets converted into an effective antioxidant-selenoproteins-when consumed. Selenium reduces the risks of cancer and heart disease. Brazil nuts also have several beauty benefits. Regular consumption of Brazil nuts imparts natural lusture to the hair. These nuts also make for an excellent homemade exfoliater for the skin. Nutrients Selenium, Protein, Potassium, Dietary Fibre Calories 650 per 100 grammes How best to eat Since Brazil nuts contain very high levels of selenium,-,almost twice the recommended daily dose, eating them on a daily basis is not recommended. Instead, eat a couple of nuts once or twice a week.
9 December 2013
With inputs from Honey Khanna Tandon, executive dietician, Columbia Asia Hospital, Gurgaon.