I don't know about you, but I love to snack in between meals. One of my go-to snacks is usually a handful of nuts. Not only do they contain healthy fats but they also contain some health benefits too. Brazil nuts in particular are great to have on a consistent basis.
Brazil nuts contain ellagic acid (which has excellent anti-inflammatory properties and which you can find in our Berry Rich cream) as well as selenium, a mineral that is also known to combat inflammation. That said, it’s no surprise that studies have shown that taking just one Brazil nut a day can have anti-inflammatory benefits. Even a single intake of Brazil nuts was found to decrease long-term inflammation.
The ellagic acid and selenium is enough to make me like them but brazil nuts also happen to be one of the most satisfying nuts to eat. They are by far my favourite, so much so that I have a bad habit of rummaging though the mixed nut bowl just to eat them.
They’re even tastier when they're slow roasted with a little olive oil and fresh herbs. The rosemary, thyme, sea salt and pinch of pepper give them an extra kick. Here's a recipe that's sure to satisfy your snack craving.
- 2 cups raw brazil nuts
- ⅛ cup olive oil
- a few sprigs of your favourite herbs such as rosemary, thyme or even curry powder
- 1 tsp sea salt
- ¼ tsp pepper
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl and spoon out onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Slow roast in the oven at 250 for about 15 minutes. Check the oven regularly. Do not overheat and burn. Take them out when they’re just a light golden brown.
- Let cool and transfer mixture to a large mason jar.
Enjoy frequently. Have at least 3 per day. Besides feeding your skin, your thyroid will be happy too.