Cashews not only make a great between meal snack as is, but they make an excellent nut butter as well.
They are particularly high in monounsaturated fats and oleic acid in particular, which is a fat found in olives and olive oil that is responsible for its heart-healthy effects. And they’re lower in fat content than most other nuts.
This superfood is also high in magnesium, responsible for over 300 biochemical reactions in your body, including:
- Support of healthy muscle function
- Support of healthy nerve function
- Support of healthy cardio-function
- Blood sugar control
- Assistance with energy metabolism
- Twenty years of dietary data collected on 80,000 women from the Nurses Health Study shows that women who eat at least 1 ounce of nuts, peanuts or peanut butter each week have a 25% lower risk of developing gallstones. This means having a handful of cashews for a snack will more than do the trick.
- Eat nuts, gain weight? – Nope. A study published in the journal Obesity shows just the opposite. People who eat nuts at least twice a week are much less likely to gain weight than those who almost never eat nuts.
And cashews are one of the premiere nuts on the planet… So enjoy them, any time, any way!