Although cashew nuts are not so high in fibre, they make up for this by being packed with many other beneficial minerals such as magnesium, copper, zinc, iron, phosphorus, and selenium. Along with a host of vitamins such as vitamins K, E and B6, not to mention being full of antioxidants. All of these are key to keeping a well maintained bodily function. They’re well known to be very good for your heart, eyes, and blood. Cashews might be beneficial to the health of people with type 2 diabetes, according to a study. Eating more nuts has been shown to reverse and reduce the health risks associated with the condition. And according to a Harvard research they have said that eating up to two servings of nuts a day can help prevent cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer. If you replace animal fats and proteins with the mono and polyunsaturated fats that are found in cashews, you will soon discover that this is a notable way to reduce the build-up of fat and cholesterol in the heart and also an excellent help with your weight loss.
Along with all of these amazing benefits, cashews are also well associated with being a natural and effective anti-depressant. They contain an amino acid called tryptophan which is known to and induce sleep and reduce anxiety! Finally, they are good to snack on during a busy day, when you’re in need of long lasting energy. So eating just two full handfuls of cashews each days seems to have marvellous benefits and you can even start adding cashews to your food and salads, just experiment with them to get as much of them into your diet as you can 😉 If you hear all this nonsense of them being full of “FAT”, don’t let that turn you off because all the fats are good ones so don’t worry about it ..!
P.S: Try blending some cashew nuts up in a blender and making a spread out of it to put onto your bread, crackers, toast or even dip some celery or carrots into it. Scrumptious!