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“Nuts and seeds are considered antioxidant powerhouses, and cashews are no exception“–Paul Ebeling
Cashews are low in sugar and rich in fiber, heart-healthy fats, and plant protein. They are also a good source of copper, magnesium, and manganese nutrients important for energy production, brain health, immunity, bone health plus…
Cashews contain lutein and zeaxanthin, 2 important nutrients for eye health that could reduce risk of macular degeneration and cataracts.
Zeaxanthin is an antioxidant pigment absorbed directly by the retina, which forms a layer that protects the retina against harmful UV rays.
Cashews are very easy to add to your eating plan
They can be eaten raw or roasted, and make for an easy portable snack.
Whole or ground cashews can also be incorporated into a variety of dishes, ranging from soup, salads, to stews.
Cashew butter is another way to add cashews to your eating plan. Spread it on toast or stir it into yogurt. You can also process cashew butter together with your favorite dried fruit to make homemade, bake-free energy balls.
Cashews can also be soaked and blended together with apple cider vinegar or lemon juice. Use these to add flavor to meals or make dairy-free versions of your favorite desserts.
Keep in mind that some roasted and salted cashews can contain significant amounts of added oils and salt. If your goal is to limit excess salt or added fats, consider choosing dry roasted or raw unsalted cashew varieties whenever possible