“Let food be thy medicine & medicine be thy food

~ Hippocrates

Today we’re taking a look at another food that can deliver medicinal benefis. Brazil nuts, largely because of their high selenium content, have a huge impact on thyroid health & inflammation. Beyond that, they can improve sperm production & motility, increase HDL cholesterol and combat depression!

Guess what? Brazil nuts aren’t actually nuts! They are seeds from a larger nut. I had no idea!! The nut looks a lot like a coconut and inside are encapsulated seeds – the things we consider brazil nuts!

brazil nuts

Tune in to hear who should eat some brazil nuts, who shouldn’t, what you want to look for when you’re buying them and how many is too many!

Resources:

450: Food As Medicine – Coconut

458: Food As Medicine – Turmeric

466: Food As Medicine – Sulfur

Thrive Market: Brazil Nuts

In October 2019, our relationship with Thrive Market changed. They decided to put their marketing dollars in avenues outside of podcasting but we still think they’re a good choice if you’re looking to save money on health & personal care products.

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