Nuts will give strength and help you lose weight faster. Bonus – smooth skin and shiny hair. Here is more.
7 reasons to eat cashews every day
Here’s what you get by adding only five nuts daily.
1. Protect Heart Health
The heart is an organ in which malfunctions are difficult to recognize. Therefore, it is essential not to give violations a chance. Or at least reduce their risks.
Eating cashews every day is one of the most effective ways to prevent cardiovascular disease. The effect is achieved by polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fatty acids, which are abundant contains nuts (up to 31 g of healthy fatty acids per 100 g of cashews).
Also, at the same time, nuts increase the level of “good” cholesterol and normalize blood pressure. This, in turn, reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases such as stroke and heart attack. Another study calculated that the risk of developing coronary heart disease is 37% lower in those who consume cashews more than four times a week, compared to those who do not eat these nuts at all or indulge in them only occasionally.
2. Strengthen your bones
Cashews are one of the few foods high in copper. One ounce (less than 30 g) contains 622 mcg of this trace mineral – more than two-thirds of the recommended daily intake for people over 19 years old. Normal copper consumption is a prerequisite to keep bones strong and dense and significantly reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
3. Your skin condition will improve
Copper also plays a critical role in the production of collagen and elastin, proteins that are also responsible for the skin’s quality. The better the production of collagen and elastin is in the body, the more elastic, dense, and smooth the epidermis will be.
Also, cashews contain antioxidants. These substances fight free radicals that damage organ and tissue molecules. One of the consequences of this struggle is to slow down aging. That is, thanks to cashews, the skin will not only be dense and elastic but will also remain young for a long time.
4. Protect your eyesight
Among the antioxidants found in cashews, it is worth highlighting lutein and zeaxanthin. These connections protect eyes from age-related changes and reduce the risk of cataracts.
5. Get strong and shiny hair
For this, the same copper and magnesium are responsible, which promotes the absorption of calcium.
6. Reduce the risk of anemia
The copper and iron in cashews work together to help the body to produce red blood cells. This means that the blood will capture and carry more oxygen, and you will feel more cheerful and forget about anemia.
7. It will be easier for you to normalize your weight.
At first glance, it sounds paradoxical because everyone knows that nuts are very high in calories and high in fat. But there are nuances here. First, in cashews, these fats are useful; they participate in metabolism and stimulate them. Secondly, cashews contain a lot of protein and fiber – after eating a few nuts, you will quickly and feel full for a long time. This means you will not overeat calories from other sources.
The result – cashews, like other nuts (pistachios, almonds, walnuts, and Brazilian nuts) help control weight and quickly return it to normal.
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When and to whom cashews can be harmful
Most often, cashews are completely safe. It has only a few relatively rare side effects, which are nevertheless worth considering.
The optimal daily intake of cashews is 4-5 nuts. Larger amounts can cause headaches.
Here’s the best choice for limiting cashews
- People who are allergic to other nuts (hazelnuts, Brazil nuts, pistachios, almonds, peanuts) or pectin.
- People with diabetes. There is some evidence that cashews can raise blood sugar levels. It’s not that a tasty nut is definitely contraindicated for you – watch the amount of glucose while using it. And don’t forget to check with your doctor. Perhaps, knowing your passion for nuts, he will adjust the dose of certain antidiabetic drugs.
- Those who are about to undergo surgery. A possible rise in blood sugar levels can negatively affect the body’s condition during and immediately after surgery. Therefore, it is best to skip (or minimize the amount) cashews at least two weeks before the surgical procedure’s date is scheduled.
Adapted and translated by The Cop Cart Staff
Sources: Life hacker