The findings of a recent study of the effects of Brazil nuts are quite amazing. Apparently, 10 participants consumed a single meal containing zero, one, four, or eight Brazil nuts, and researchers discovered that their cholesterol levels were significantly improved.
Namely, the levels of their LDL, or “bad” cholesterol in the blood, were significantly lower only 9 hours after the consumption of these nuts, nearly 20 points within a day. On the other hand, statins need about 4 days to give this effect.
Therefore, researchers measured their cholesterol levels five days later, and after a month, even though participants no longer received Brazil nuts.
Even after a month, their cholesterol levels were reduced due to the single serving they ate. You might have expected that, but the study was actually not funded by the Brazil nut industry.
Moreover, researchers found that 4 nuts gave better effects than 8 nuts in the reduction of bad cholesterol and the regulation of good cholesterol, meaning that the serving of 4 nuts is the adequate dosage for a month, or even longer.
According to researchers, a single serving is enough “without producing liver and kidney toxicity,” referring to the high selenium content of Brazil nuts.
Yet, four nuts a month is something you should not worry about.
Even though the practice says that it is always better to wait for such findings to be confirmed by more studies, which involve more people, in this case, we advise you to try it until proven otherwise!
It is an affordable, cheap, safe, tasty, and easy method you should definitely try.