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Why Cashews Are Our New Favorite Nut: 4 Reasons to Love Them

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Cashews are my thing, when it's my thing, it becomes husband's thing too. 😂 

Cashews are our go-to for a road trip, a snack as we run out of the house, or a dairy-free creamy white sauce. 

I've been a raw cashew lover for many years; they are tasty snacks with tremendous health benefits.

  1. Heart health: This one hits home as my dad died from a massive heart attack right before my wedding. So when I found out cashews are a good source of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, healthy fats that can help lower cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease. They also contain magnesium, which helps regulate blood pressure. They became a staple in my diet and my coffee.
  2. Weight loss: Diet has been a struggle my entire adult life. Until I met my nutritionist and gained a healthy perspective on food, one of the things she said to eat for snacks was cashews. Despite high fat and calories, cashews can help with weight loss. The fiber and protein in cashews help you feel full, making you less likely to overeat.
  3. Brain health: Oh, my brain fog! Have you ever felt your mind is fuzzy? Cashews are a good source of vitamins B6 and E, essential for brain function. They also contain magnesium, which can help improve memory and cognitive function.
  4. Skin health: The older I get, the more important I realize it is to take care of my skin, both what I use as skincare and what I'm putting in my body. That's another reason why I love cashews. They are rich in copper, which helps the body produce collagen. Collagen is a protein that is essential for healthy skin, hair, and nails.

Overall, cashews are a delicious and healthy snack that can provide many health benefits and purposes. As I said, I consume them often in meals, coffee, snacks, cookies, and much more. They are rich in heart-healthy fats, fiber, and essential minerals and can help with weight loss, bone health, brain health, diabetes management, and skin health. So enjoy The Roasted Purpose gourmet protein coffee that good for you and others. 



P.S. My favorite recipe for Cashew Garlic Sauce is Paleo Running Mamas. Here's the link