Nut consumption has been shown to have numerous health benefits thanks to the amazing nutrients they contain. Cashew nuts, in particular, are a potent source of powerful antioxidants, healthy fatty acids, vitamins and minerals.
It is a common misconception that nuts will cause weight gain. As they are energy-dense. But in fact, eating nuts has been shown to help with weight loss. And weight management by increasing satiety levels and providing the energy your body can use, instead of storing it as fat. Eating cashew nuts as a snack provides the body with a delicious and satisfying dose of protein and fibre. Which help us to feel fuller for longer and avoid pesky cravings and sugary snacks.
Cashew nuts have high levels of healthy fatty acids but zero cholesterol, which makes them a great snack to promote heart health.
Studies have shown that eating cashew nuts frequently can help to lower blood pressure. And harmful triglycerides and cholesterol levels – reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke.
Eating nuts can also help to boost the immune system. Cashew nuts are a good source of copper, iron, vitamins, minerals, healthy fats and antioxidants. These all provide the immune system with the tools it needs to work as efficiently and effectively as possible.
Cashew nuts can be consumed as raw cashews (as they come from the fruit of the cashew tree). Roasted cashews, cashew butter or within a blend of nut butter. Our activated cashews flavoured with maple and rosemary are a great snack. Especially when you crave something sweet. If you prefer not to snack on cashews but you still want to incorporate them into your diet – they work really well thrown into stir-fries, curries and salads to add some texture, flavour and a boost of nutrients.
Overall, cashew nuts are easily added to your everyday diet for a nutrient boost that will help to optimise your health and wellbeing.