A Better Mood:
Fun Fact: Cashews are seeds, not nuts.
Fun Fact II: Between the years of 1560 and 1565, the Portuguese brought cashews from Brazil to different areas in India.
- heart health
- combat inflammation
- lower LDL cholesterol
- promote HDL cholesterol
- lower oxidative stress levels
- prevent obesity
- alleviate high blood pressure
- brain function (the brain needs healthy fats, zinc, iron, copper)
- aging healthfully
- regulating mood
- preventing ADHD, anxiety, depression, dyslexia, dementia
- nutrition absorption
- colon, prostate, and liver cancer prevention (antioxidants)
- prevent free radical and DNA damage
- prevent cell mutation
- prevent cancerous tumors from forming
- diabetes prevention (MUFA fats)/prevent arterial hypertension
- gallstones prevention
- weight loss (fiber, protein, and unsaturated fatty acids)
- you’re satiated
- you don’t have cravings
- improved circulation
- digestive system detoxified/digestive health
- improved metabolism
- higher energy
- bone demineralization prevention (calcium, magnesium, potassium)
- bone building/osteoporosis and bone fracture prevention (vitamin K)
- migraine prevention
- combats trigger: quick blood sugar changes
- combats trigger: hypoglycemia
- phytosterols lower the length of time and frequency
- skin health/collagen and melanin production (essential fatty acids and copper)
- Buy organic.
- Buy them raw if you can. Plain “dry roasted” is the next-best option.
- Cashews in trail mixes often are coated with vegetable oil and sugar. Check the label.
- Someone with kidney stones or kidney issues should watch their portion sizes when it comes to nuts.
- Soak the cashews. Taking this step increases their nutrient content and lowers the amount of antinutrients that prevent you from absorbing their nutrients.
- They contain starch, which makes them a good thickening agent (especially after they’ve been soaked).
- Make cashew milk. If you buy it, buy the unsweetened version.
- Make cashew butter by soaking the cashews, then blending them. Add salt.
- Have cashew butter with fruit.
- Use cashew flour and coconut flour to make muffins or pancakes.
- Cashews in all forms should be refrigerated or kept in a freezer.
A smoothie that tastes like dessert!