Brazil Nut Milk


This simple recipe creates a deliciously nutty milk alternative in less than 5 minutes!

And to make this very simple treat even more compelling . . . research demonstrates that brazil nuts are able to lower LDL cholesterol even more effectively than Statins (Colpo et al., 2013).

As cholesterol levels soar dangerously high throughout the United States and Europe, the incidence of coronary heart disease is crippling public health systems and increasing mortality rates. In fact, U.S. health authorities discussed adding Statins to our public water supply in 2012 regardless of the substantial evidence that links Statin consumption with liver and muscle damage (Ginter et al., 2012). As coronary heart disease is diet-induced, this “solution” is pure lunacy. Rather than administering pharmaceuticals, why not alter the source: food.

By adopting a plant-based diet, your cholesterol levels will decrease and remain low (with the very small exception of people who are genetically predisposed to high cholesterol).

However if you do struggle with high cholesterol, try adding Brazil nuts to your diet!


Start your day with an iced latte or simple bowl of cereal - enriched with this nut milk - and you’re off to a great start!

Ingredients

1 cup of raw brazil nuts

water

Instructions

1. Submerge Brazil nuts in a bowl of water. Refrigerate overnight.

2. Drain the nuts and discard the water. Place the nuts in a high speed blender with 4 cups of filtered water. Blend until smooth.

3. Using a rubber-band, secure a dish cloth around the lid of a pitcher or bowl. Pour nut mixture on top so that any remaining solids are captured in the cloth.

4. Once all of the liquid has been poured into the bowl, remove the cloth (along with the solids that have collected). Pull the cloth around the solids to form a ball and squeeze out any remaining liquid.

5. Discard the solids (compost them if you can!) and refrigerate your milk!


Enjoy within a week!


References

Carroll, M.D., Fryar, C.D., and Kit, B.K. (2015). Total and High-density Lipoprotein Cholesterol in Adults: United States, 2011-2014. US Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics.

Ginter, E., Kajaba, I. and Sauša, M. (2012). Addition of statins into the public water supply? Risks of side effects and low cholesterol levels. Casopis lekaru ceskych, 151(5), 243-247.

Colpo, E., de Avila Vilanova, C.D.,Reetz, L.G.B, Duarte, M.M.M.F., Farias, I.L.G, Muller, E.I., Muller, A.L.H., Flores, E.M.M, Wagner, R.,da Rocha, J.B.T. (2013). A single consumption of high amounts of the Brazil nuts improves lipid profile of healthy volunteers. J Nutr Metab 2013:653185.


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Achieving health and happiness through evidence-based nutrition

 

Nikola Hamilton

MSc GLobal Public Health Nutrition

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