1. Assist Metabolism Function
  2. Good Source of Protein
  3. Contain Many Minerals
  4. Long-lasting Energy
  5. Contains Selenium
  6. Improves Vitality
  7. Improves Vitality
  8. Improves Blood
  9. Heart-friendly
  10. Protects eyes
Cashews, native to South America, are actually seeds, found growing on the end of the cashew apple. Do you know that cashews are related to mangos and pistachios?
Cashews are a crunchy, delicately sweet nut that is treasured around the world for its flavor and health benefits. Cashews are high in protein and are a rich source of vitamin B-complex and essential minerals such as iron, selenium, zinc, and copper. They are also packed with anti-cancer compounds that have the ability to starve tumors and stop cancer cells from dividing. Cashews are highly beneficial for lowering blood pressure, preventing heart attacks, preventing gallstones, reducing the frequency of migraines, providing energy boosts, strengthening bones, and promoting healthy skin and hair. Cashews have a lower fat content than most other nuts, including almonds, walnuts, peanuts and pecans, and contain a high amount of oleic acid which is a heart healthy monounsaturated fat that is great for the cardiovascular system, which lowers the risk of heart disease, combined with 0% cholesterol content. With 37.7 percent of the daily recommended value of monounsaturated fats, cashews can reduce triglyceride levels in diabetics, protecting them from further complications. Integrating nuts into your diet, especially raw cashews, may lower the risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes, the most commonly diagnosed form of diabetes in America today.
Cashews are also excellent for the nervous system and they are known to help keep muscles and nerves relaxed and free from tension and constriction. They can also help the body become more flexible and aid in elasticity of the tendons, muscles, and joints. Cashews have the ability to satiate hunger which decreases overeating and aids in weight loss and weight management. They are also good for overall eye health and they contain a bioflavonoid that helps to prevent age-related macular degeneration.
For the maximum health benefits try to find raw cashews that are unsalted. Cashews can be eaten as a snack or added to salads, and vegetable or rice dishes. Cashews can also be ground into a nut butter for a delicious and healthy desert, such as in our housemade vegan Mini Indulgence Desserts…the base of our Key Lime Cup and our Peanut Butter Cup is raw cashew…with a Graham Craker Crust and a dalop of Coconut Cream…mmmh