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5 Things You Need to Know About Brazil Nuts Nutrition

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5 Things You Need to Know About Brazil Nuts Nutrition
A small pile of brazil nuts on a wood surface. Photo Credit Diana Taliun/iStock/Getty Images

Brazil nuts are widely recognized for containing high amounts of selenium. Selenium is considered to be part of the group of heart healthy compounds called antioxidants. It works with proteins in the body to make antioxidant enzymes. Antioxidants are known for their ability to prevent cellular damage. These helpful compounds may reduce the risk of heart disease and some cancers.

Brazil nuts are widely recognized for containing high amounts of selenium. Selenium is considered to be part of the group of heart healthy compounds called antioxidants. It works with proteins in the body to make antioxidant enzymes. Antioxidants are known for their ability to prevent cellular damage. These helpful compounds may reduce the risk of heart disease and some cancers.

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