Brazil nut – useful properties
Today on the shelves of Russian supermarkets you can find a lot of exotic products, one of which is a Brazilian walnut called bertholletia. Its native land is tropical South of the country. Moreover, Brazil is among the suppliers of bertholetia is far from being the first place because the huge plantations of wild walnut are now in Bolivia.
The fruit of bertholetia very similar to the coconut, however, contains within it not the flesh and milk, and the little nuts that go on sale in purified form. They have a very pleasant taste and have a mass of useful properties, of which in the homeland of walnut is known from time immemorial.
Composition and useful properties of Brazil nut
Primarily Brazil nuts is valuable in that it includes the whole range of b vitamins, as well as tocopherol (vitamin E), ascorbic and folic acid. Plus, the fruits of bertholletia contain potassium, iron, magnesium, calcium, sulfur, fluoride, zinc, phosphorus, manganese, chlorine, copper, selenium and iodine. Thanks to this Brazilian walnut has a unique therapeutic and rejuvenating properties, therefore, widely used both in official and folk medicine.
Scientific studies have shown that the fruits of bertholletia help to build muscle mass, so their vvodyat the diet of athletes and people suffering various forms of malnutrition. In addition, the Brazil nut is a unique natural antioxidant. For example, if you eat 50 grams bertholletia in the morning on an empty stomach for 10-12 days it is possible to completely overcome stress and get rid of chronic fatigue. At the same time, a handful of nuts in the evening will help to normalize your sleep and restore the immune system after various infectious diseases.
The fruits of bertholletia recommended to include in the daily diet of people suffering from cardiovascular diseases. Huge amounts of potassium and magnesium that they contain, allow a few weeks to strengthen the heart muscle, completely abandoning such drugs, asparkam. Plus, due to the presence of selenium in Brazil nuts helps to fight effectively against a variety of tumors of internal organs, including oncological diseases.
It should also be noted that bertholetia due to the presence of amino acids contributes to the normalization of digestion and restoration of metabolism in the body. Those who want to get rid of intestinal constipation, is before each meal to eat a few nuts. For normalization of metabolism fruit bertholetia it is recommended to grind and 1 table box to add in fruit or vegetable salads that you want to include in your daily diet. In addition, walnut powder should be used when preparing various desserts. For example, ice cream, puddings, cakes or creams.
It is also worth noting that due to the presence in the Brazil nut, rather large amounts of iodine it is often recommended to include in the diet of those who suffer from various diseases of the thyroid gland. Moreover, in this case the nuts are not eaten raw, and crushed and prepared from them the medical infusion (2 tablespoons of nut powder to 0.5 l of boiling water), which should be kept in the thermos for at least 5 hours and take after meals 100 ml within a few weeks. In turn, raw nuts is recommended for those who suffer from diabetes, or want to improve blood composition, increasing hemoglobin.
Brazil nut — contraindications
Of course, the fruits of bertholletia not as secure as it seems at first glance, as it can provoke a severe allergic reaction. So the first time you try these nuts, you should first confine myself to a few fruits. Also note that the Brazil nut is a highly nutritious product, so it should not be used people who are overweight.