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Brazil Nuts May Not be the Best Source of Selenium Unless You….

Brazil Nuts May Not be the Best Source of Selenium Unless You….

Brazil Nuts May Not be the Best Source of Selenium Unless You….

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so someone recently asked a question about Brazil nuts could this be a good source of selenium and we’re going to create a video on this because it’s an important topic selenium is really good for people with Hashimoto’s because selenium acts as an antioxidant and you have a lot of oxidation going on especially hydrogen peroxide and selenium can counter that and it also helps you convert the thyroid hormone t4 to t3 the active form but here’s the problem out of all the nuts Brazil nuts have the highest amounts of phytic acid of any nuts and phytic acid binds minerals including selenium so if you’re consuming Brazil nuts you have to soak them in water overnight to germinate the nut to get rid of the phytic acid because if you consume them raw you’re gonna have too much phytic acid and you’re gonna block not just selenium but zinc iron magnesium calcium chromium manganese and copper so you don’t get the benefit of these minerals now you could roast a nut but the problem with that is that heat destroys these heat sensitive vitamins like vitamin E and a lot of the oils that that are very beneficial so either soak your nuts overnight or get your selenium from seafood thanks for watching if you’re liking this content please subscribe now and I will actually keep you updated on future videos

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I wanted to create a short video about Brazil nuts and selenium. Are Brazil nuts a good source of selenium?

Benefits of selenium:

• Selenium is great for people with Hashimoto’s 
• Selenium acts as an antioxidant 
• Selenium helps you convert thyroid hormone T4 to the active form T3

Are Brazil nuts good? Well, the problem with Brazil nuts is that they have high amounts of phytic acid. 

Phytic acid binds minerals and blocks:

• Selenium 
• Zinc
• Iron
• Magnesium 
• Calcium 
• Chromium 
• Manganese
• Copper

How to consume Brazil nuts:

• If you want to consume Brazil nuts, you have to soak them in water overnight before eating them. This will help get rid of the phytic acid.

• You could also consume roasted Brazil nuts. But, the problem with roasting the nuts is that heat destroys some heat-sensitive vitamins and beneficial oils.

Brazil nuts are not the best source of selenium unless you soak them overnight. Another great way to get the health benefits of selenium is to consume seafood.

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