New Year Resolution – eat a brazil nut everyday

brazil nuts

Anne from Mondavio told us some time ago that eating two Brazil nuts everyday protects against Alzheimers etc. Then while reading a food magazine over Christmas an article recommended that 1 Brazil nut provides all the selenium that the body needs. It also mentioned some possible beneficial facts including helping to protect against certain cancers including prostrate (always good news for men of our age), helping against arthritis and possibly protecting against Alzheimers.  So we have decided to give it a try.

Now a few days into our regime I was searching the net for more information on the beneficial effects and came across a paragraph about what happens to the body with too much selenium. I read the following:   high blood levels of selenium can result in a condition called selenosis. Symptoms of selenosis include gastrointestinal upsets, hair loss, white blotchy nails, garlic breath odor, fatigue, irritability. Sounds just like us. Better stop the brazil nuts.

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