Cashews are some of the most preferred nuts consumed by people because of their delicious taste. Besides eaten straight from the pack, they can be a great ingredient in various salads, desserts, stir fries, energy bars, trail mixes, sauces, buttery spreads, dressings, dips, or a perfect complement to alcoholic drinks, soft drinks and juices. From a health point of view, it is better to eat whole raw cashew than baked, because thermal processing pretty much kills many of the nut’s essential nutrients.
The Navitas Naturals Raw Organic Cashews offer you a healthy snack rich in minerals, healthy fats and quality protein. The supernuts have a perfect ratio of good for you saturated, polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats. Cashews contain 5gr of plant based protein per ounce (28.350gr).
Health benefits of cashews
Raw cashews have a fat content which generally is the oleic acid that is a heart-healthy monounsaturated fat. The oleic acid helps lower high triglyceride levels that can be responsible for a cardio vascular disease. Magnesium that also happens to be in cashews supports the prevention of strokes and high blood pressure lowering.
Organic raw cashews increase bone strength. This is due to the high magnesium content. Most amount of it is concentrated in our bones and some of it is used to form the bones’ physical structure. The rest of the magnesium is stocked on the surface of the bones. The good flexibility and substance of joints and bones depend on the enzymes responsible for the combining of elastin and collagen. These enzymes function a lot better when the copper level in the body is sufficient enough. Copper too is present in cashews.
Cashew is abounding with a type of flavanols called proanthocyanidins that prevent cells from dividing and deaden tumors. Different studies imply that cashews may reduce the risk of colon cancer. The cashew’s copper destroys free floating radicals, while its antioxidants and phytochemicals also defend the organism from cancer and heart problems.
Cashews help relax the nerve system. Again we have the magnesium to thank for that. Magnesium relaxes muscles, blood vessels and nerves. Higher magnesium levels prevent calcium from breaching into the nerve cells and activating them. Too little magnesium can lead to migraine, fatigue, muscle tension, high blood pressure and bad mood. It’s proven that sufficient magnesium can lower migraine attacks, prevent heart attacks and normalize blood pressure.
By eating cashews more often you can have healthier skin and hair. Once more the copper is responsible for that health benefit. The trace mineral is present in the enzyme called Tyrosinase which strongly participates in the melanin synthesis. Melanin on the other hand is the pigment giving color to the skin and the hair.
Raw cashews can avert Gallstones. A conducted experiment involving 80,718 women showed that those who eat at least 30gr of nuts like cashew per week reduce the chance of having gallstones with more than 25%.
Statements made in this article have not been evaluated by the FDA. Please discuss with your own, qualified health care provider before adding in supplements or making any changes in your diet.