Brazil nuts: four a month for reduced cholesterol

brazil nuts

The benefits of nuts are well-known, and more benefits are revealed constantly. Nuts (e.g. walnuts, almonds, macadamia nuts, brazil nuts and cashews) are a good source of protein, minerals and vitamin E. Nuts are also able to protect against DNA damage, suppress cancer growth and inflammation and reduce the risk of heart disease [3].

A new study revealed some crazy news about the connection between four brazil nuts consumption and cholesterol levels. Watch this 3-minute video to learn how a tiny change in your lifestyle may improve your health significantly:



Video courtesy of Dr. Michael Greger and


[1] E Colpo, C D de Avila Vilanova, L G B Reetz, M M M F Duarte, I L G Farias, E I Muller, A L H Muller, E M M Flores, R Wagner, J B T da Rocha. A single consumption of high amounts of the Brazil nuts improves lipid profile of healthy volunteers. J Nutr Metab 2013 2013:653185.

[2] R H Stern, BB Yang, N J Hounslow, M MacMahon, R B Abel, S C Olson. Pharmacodynamics and Pharmacokinetic-Pharmacodynamic Relationships of Atorvastatin, an HMG-CoA Reductase Inhibitor. The Journal of Clinical Pharmacology 2000 40(6):616 – 623.

[3] Nuts by Dr. Michael Greger and