5 Reasons You Should Be Eating More Cashew Nuts
Many nuts are high in calories and fat and some people might afraid to eat nuts because it might cause them to gain weight. However, the advantages nuts bring outweigh the disadvantages if we eat in moderation, especially Cashew Nuts.
Find out 5 Great Benefits of Eating Cashew Nuts:
- Promote Heart Health
Cashew nuts are rich in healthy omega-3 fatty acid that is not only good for heart, it also acts as excellent energy suppliers for the body. Omega-3 fatty acids in Cashew positively influence the cardiovascular system by lowering cholesterol levels.
- Support Muscle Building
Cashew nuts are also known as a good source of plant-based protein, containing 20 grams of protein per 100 grams of cashew nuts. Protein is essential to build and maintain muscles and other vital tasks. For instance, the proteins are essential building blocks for building and renewing cells and tissue.
- Mood Enhancer
Cashew nuts contain a type of amino acid which is known as L-tryptophan that is effective for improving mood. This amino acid is an important component of the messenger substance, serotonin. Serotonin is also known as the “happy hormone”, low levels of serotonin can cause depression and anxiety to happen.
- Maintain Bone Health
Cashew nuts are a good source of magnesium and it is vital for bone health and the activities of enzymes. There are 60% of the magnesium store in the bone, which acts as a counterpart to calcium.
- Strengthen Immune System
Zinc content in cashew nuts plays an important role in the normal development and function of white blood cells such as neutrophils, T, and B cells. It also functions as an antioxidant to prevent free radical damage.
Cashew nuts can be your next healthy snack options because it promotes similar health benefits like other nuts such as weight loss, muscle, bone, and heart health. A handful of nuts a day can bring a positive effect to our body.
Liow Pui Kee
[BCs (Hons) Nutrition with Wellness Student]
(Love Earth Nutritionist)