Cashews are small, sweet nuts native to Brazil. The composition of the nut is so rich that it is able to have a beneficial effect on all systems of the human body. Cashews contain all three omega fatty acids - omega-3, omega-6, and omega-9. They, together with antioxidants, protect the body from free radical damage, stop inflammation, slow down aging, nourish the skin and protect it from the harmful effects of ultraviolet rays. The walnut is also rich in copper, which helps to improve the quality of the skin and gives it a natural glow.
One small serving of cashews contains 70% of the daily value of magnesium, which we need for the proper functioning of the heart, nervous and musculoskeletal systems. A magnesium deficiency in the body can cause chronic fatigue, lethargy, high blood pressure and even muscle cramps.
Regular consumption of cashews significantly reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease (and they remain the number one cause of death worldwide). Fatty acids and minerals that the nut contains strengthen the heart muscle and vascular walls and prevent the formation of cholesterol plaques.
Nutritionists are unanimous in recommending adding cashews to your diet if you want to lose weight or maintain weight. First, cashews hold the record for plant protein, making them the perfect pre-workout snack. Secondly, cashews are in the top 3 of the lowest calorie nuts (as far as possible, because any nuts are high in calories), and if you do not get carried away, it will even help you lose weight. And finally, despite its pronounced sweet taste, cashews do not cause a sharp jump in blood sugar, which means they can satisfy hunger for a long time and reduce the risk of overeating.