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The healing power of cashew nuts

  1. Cashew nuts are small nuts that grow on a tropical tree at the bottom of the so-called cashew apple. In the Netherlands the cashew apple is not eaten, but in Brazilli it is a delicacy. The cashew tree grows mainly in the tropics. Cashews are a tasty and protein-rich snack. You can easily mix cashew nuts through a rice dish. Cashews are multifunctional when it comes to culinary options.

Minerals in cashew nuts

  1. Cashew nuts contain a lot of minerals. Two hands of cashew nuts can prevent a shortage of manganese, potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc, selenium, phosphorus and copper. 100 grams of cashew nuts contain no less than 244% of the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA)

Vitamins in cashews

  1. Besides minerals cashew nuts contain many vitamins

Good for the heart

  1. Cashew nuts contain less fat than other nut types. In addition, 75% of this consists of the healthy monounsaturated fatty acids. Three quarters of these unsaturated fats come from olein, which is also found in olive oil. Olein is good for the heart and blood. It lowers triglyceride levels in the blood that are too high. Increased triglyceride levels are caused, among other things, by drug use. Increased triglyceride leads to all kinds of cardiovascular diseases. People with diabetes, who have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, are particularly prone to this. That is why it is extra good for them to eat cashew nuts. Cashews help best against cardiovascular disease in a low-fat diet, without sugar

All nuts are healthy

  1. Fats from nuts are healthy fats. Cashew nuts are not only good for the heart because of the olein. Antioxidants contained in cashew nuts provide a positive contribution to the heart. In a scientific study called Iowa Womean Health Study, eating nuts or peanut butter once a week reduced the risk of heart disease by 11% and nuts or peanut butter four times a week was good for 19% risk reduction. British research showed that nuts

Against gallstones

  1. A 20-year study of 80,000 women has concluded that eating 30 grams of nuts or peanuts per week reduces the risk of gallstones by 25%. That's just 30 cashew nuts! You can easily eat that number by adding a few cashew nuts to the muesli or oatmeal

Nuts make you thin!

  1. Many argue that eating nuts has the major disadvantage that it makes you fat. That is a great misunderstanding maintained by the food industry for its own gain; for example by stating that nuts contain a lot of energy or many calories, as can be read on the site of the company-sponsored Nutrition Center. The truth is, you lose weight! All kinds of scientific evidence shows that eating nuts is the best way to combat obesity. The biggest fatteners are sugar, fructose

Tips for eating cashew nuts

  1. It is good to put a handful of cashew nuts in a homemade muesli in the morning. Cashew nuts can also be mixed with a rice dish or baked potatoes. You can of course eat cashews straight away. A handful of nuts in between ensures that you can get back to it. Cashew butter is available in organic stores as a spread for bread. You can also make nut burgers with cashew nuts. You crush the cashew nuts in a mortar and mix them with wholemeal flour, cheese and fried onions. You can make a nut and seed mix with walnut, linseed, pecan and sesame seeds. Then you make balls that you pass through wholemeal flour. Now you can bake them, enjoy!

  2. In the morning it is good to put a handful of cashew nuts in a homemade muesli. Cashew nuts can also be mixed with a rice dish or baked potatoes. You can of course eat cashews straight away. A handful of nuts in between ensures that you can get back to it. Cashew butter is available in organic stores as a spread for bread. You can also make nut burgers with cashew nuts. You crush the cashew nuts in a mortar and mix them with wholemeal flour, cheese and fried onions. You can make a nut and seed mix with walnut, linseed, pecan and sesame seeds. Then you make balls that you pass through wholemeal flour. Now you can bake them, enjoy!



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