By Guest Blogger: Maddox Ormiston
We have all heard about the numerous benefits different nuts provide. What most people do not know are the many ways that cashews alone can improve your health. Offering many minerals that will help strengthen your immune system and protect your heart, cashews are a delicious and easy ingredient to a healthy life. Below are seven minerals found in cashews that will improve your daily well-being.
Zinc is shown to strengthen the immune system and is important for pregnant women in ensuring a healthy fetus and child. It promotes helps with cell division, cell growth, wound healing, and breaking down carbohydrates.
Iron increases oxygen levels in blood, preventing anemia while also strengthening the immune system. Iron is also known to increase cognitive function, decrease fatigue, and treat insomnia.
3. Phosphorus and Calcium
Both minerals are crucial to strengthening and promoting growth in bones and teeth. Potassium also helps maintain consistent blood pressure and a balance between the acids and bases in the body.
Similar to zinc and iron, copper helps strengthen the immune system. Deficiencies in copper have been shown to result in osteoporosis, irregular heartbeats, and anemia.
Magnesium promotes healthy development of bones, muscles, tissues, and organs. It has also been proven to maintain blood pressure, boost the immune system, maintain the nerve function, and keep bones strong.
6. Healthy Unsaturated Fats
Healthy and unsaturated fats can help prevent heart disease and help reduce bad cholesterol (LDL cholesterol). Unsaturated fats enhance the levels of good cholesterol (HDL cholesterol), reduce triglyceride levels, and beneficially lower the blood pressure.
The antioxidants in cashews have been shown to decrease the effects of aging while also getting rid of certain cancer cells.
Because there is very little sugar in cashews, they are safe for diabetic patients. They also lack bad cholesterol (LDL cholesterol), decreasing the already higher risk of heart disease and stroke.
Delicious and nutrient-rich, cashews offer many health benefits. They are also one of the organic ingredients found in all 3 flavors of Gutsey bars!