Brazil nuts are a great source of protein, a necessary part of one's diet and have been proven to decrease the risk of heart disease and some forms of cancer. Brazil nuts allow you to experience ethnic foods here in the United States, without having to travel to South America. Brazil nuts, although nutritious, have a delicious taste v/s Try it for yourself!!.

Transition : By looking at the nutritious label on a container, you can see that Brazil nuts provide a good portion of one's daily allowance of protein. .

POINT ONE (PROTEIN & NUTRIENT DENSE).

Brazil nuts are an excellent source of protein (and fiber) v/s they contain 14 % of protein for one day. .

They contain high doses of minerals such as zinc and magnesium, and sufficient amounts of phosphorus, copper, and iron. .

In addition, they contain thiamin, niacin, vitamin E, and vitamin B6.

Brazil nuts, although high in fat, is unsaturated v/s the type of that has been shown to lower cholesterol.

POINT TWO (HEALTH FACTORS).

The Anne Collins Diet website reports that, "Brazil nuts have about 2,500 times as much Selenium as any other nut".

Selenium is a powerful antioxidant which has been proven to protect again heart disease and cancer like prostate cancer.

Smithsonian Magazine has stated, "Selenium may discourage ovarian cancer by helping activate a powerful antioxidant. .

This high selenium slows the aging process and stimulates the immune system. .

The Anne Collins website also reports, "In a study of patients with early Alzheimer's disease, selenium boosted mood and mental performance. .

Flavonoids, antioxidant compounds, are believed to be protective again both coronary disease and cancer. .

The WholeHealth website states that Brazil nuts even contain arginine, an amino acid that plays a role in blood clot formation).

POINT THREE (SOUTH AMERICAN DELIGHT).

Brazil nuts (known as castanas in their native country) add approximately 44 million dollars each year to South American's economy.