To be honest with you, this is one of the craziest studies have never heard . Medical experts in this study were feeding people a single serving of Brazil nuts to see what would make cholesterol levels in healthy volunteers.
Therefore, what they did? Thus, medical experts in this study gave ten men and women in a single meal containing zero, one, four, eight or Brazil nuts. Medical experts actually found that only ingestion of which only serve to improved levels of cholesterol almost immediately. They have found that LDL, or so-called “bad” cholesterol levels in the blood was significantly lower starting only nine hours after ingestion of nuts, and no insignificant amount, almost 20 points in one day. This is really surprising discovery, because even cholesterol medications do not work as fast. Statins about four days to have a significant effect is needed.
And you will be surprised when we tell them that’s not even the crazy part. You should also know that investigators returned and their cholesterol levels were measured five days later, and then 30 days later. Remember that participants were not eating Brazil nuts during this time. Participants in this study had just one serving of Brazil nuts a month before his cholesterol was still down 30 days later. And their cholesterol levels fell and stayed down after eating only four nuts. This is really amazing, right?
And, it is now likely to question this study was conducted by the group of Brazilian researchers? Well, sorry to disappoint you, but the answer is no, the study was not funded by the Brazil nut industry.
How many Brazil nuts should eat?
As we said, this is really surprising because the researchers found that only four Brazil nuts really seemed to work faster than the eight nuts to lower bad cholesterol and raise good cholesterol. Therefore, the results of this study suggest that eating nuts only four could be enough to improve levels of LDL and HDL by up to 30 days, and perhaps more-not try 30.
What do you think?
Well, yes, we know that this study is seen as a “study too-good-to-be-true” and that everyone (including other medical experts) want to wait to see the results replicated before changing our clinical practice and recommend something to our readers and patients, especially when the study was done in only ten people, and especially when they are literally too incredible to be believed the findings.
However, not to worry too much, as this “method” is cheap, easy, safe and healthy. This is too easy – just eat four Brazil nuts one month. It is highly recommended that you should do – until proven otherwise. Medical experts have found that one portion was enough “without cause liver and kidney toxicity.” Well, they were probably thinking of the high content of selenium in Brazil nuts-so high that four eaten every day we actually may hit daily the tolerable limit of selenium, but it is not something we have to worry about if we just eating four once a month. However, you should know that even if the study was just a fluke, Brazil nuts can help prevent death by improving the function of the arteries and the fight against cancer and inflammation.