I read an interesting study involving Brazil nuts and their effect on cholesterol levels.
Many pharmaceutical drugs aren’t able to work instantly. Statins take about 4 days for a patient to feel any effect.
That’s not the most interesting part. Five days later the researchers did another test on cholesterol 5 days later and then 30 days later. LDL cholesterol levels were found to be decreasing each day.
Also, they didn’t eat Brazil nuts during that whole time.
Study results showed that eating 4 nuts worked faster in lowering bad cholesterol and increasing healthy cholesterol, than eating 8 nuts did. Study results prove that consuming 4 Brazil nuts a day is sufficient to stabilize HDL and LDL cholesterol levels for 30 days, possibly a little longer, yet he study hasn’t tested past the 30-day mark.
When a study first rolls out, especially one that shows remarkable results, you will want to hold off making recommendations to your patients until the results are seen in clinical studies.
They say this in reference to the nuts high selenium content. It is abundant in selenium, so if eaten too much, it can push us way over the maximum daily limit.
However, if you eat only 4 a month, then there is no problem to worry about!
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