How do you eat brazil nuts ?

It seems that brazil nuts have high level of selenium. Just ONE brazil nut has 165% RDA ! To me... looks like a joke. How can I eat just one nut ? :smiley: And they say that 4 nuts a month lower cholesterol.
So... it's ok to eat one brazil nut a day ? How much do you eat ?

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I apologise for my misspellings, as English is not my native language.

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  • edited October 2018

    i got a bag, i eat just one. only on days i need it though...usually i get enough selenium from the sunflower seeds in my granola...

    i did post my chol test in success stories.

    I am an amateur. I've been using CRON-O-Meter for 9 years and still learning.....

  • One nut a day is like taking a pill of selenium supplement. :smiley:
    You can not even enjoy the taste... :#

    I apologise for my misspellings, as English is not my native language.

  • @Marus

    It's fine to be above the RDA, but just stay below the UL. I typically advise eating only one Brazil nut per day but you can have up to 4 and be safely (for the most part) under the UL. However, if you eat a lot of other nuts and seeds in your day, you are better just sticking with one.

    Susan Macfarlane, MScA, RD
    Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
    cronometer.com
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  • Here they say that 4 brazil nuts per month will lower cholesterol. Do you think it's true ?
    And some people say in the comments that they eat 1 brazil nut per week. I find it too little. I'd like to eat at least one every other day. :smile:

    I apologise for my misspellings, as English is not my native language.

  • @Marus

    I tend to be skeptical of claims where one food results in lowered cholesterol; the portfolio diet is interesting since each food component is believed to lower LDL by 5-10% but in a free-living situation, it tends to be a bit less.

    Personally, I would look at your average selenium intake over a week to see how many Brazil nuts you can safely add to your diet. Most people are fine with adding a few per day.

    Kind regards,

    Susan Macfarlane, MScA, RD
    Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
    cronometer.com
    As always, any and all postings here are covered by our T&Cs:
    https://forums.cronometer.com/discussion/27/governing-terms-and-disclaimer

  • 'UL' = upper limit?

    Pillage, then burn.

    The world is richer when you turn enemies into friends, but that's not the same as you being richer.

  • Yes.

    I apologise for my misspellings, as English is not my native language.

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