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One Major Effect of Eating Brazil Nuts, Says Dietitian

Almonds , cashews, peanuts, and walnuts are frequent additions to snack mixes, salads, and desserts, Brazil nuts rarely get the same appreciation—but they should. While they may, quite literally, be a tough nut to crack, there's plenty to love beneath that hard exterior. Not only are they delicious and filling, but Brazil nuts also have a long list of benefits for your health. According to Amy Richter, MS, RDN , founder of The Acne Dietitian , Brazil nuts should be your go-to snack if you're eager to improve your immune health . RELATED: The #1 Worst Nut to Snack On, Says Dietitian " Just a single Brazil nut provides almost twice the daily recommended amount of selenium, a mineral that helps transform inactive thyroid hormone (T4) into active thyroid hormone (T3) and protects the thyroid against oxidative stress," explains Richter. A 2015 study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism found that, among a group of 6,152 study subjects