Nuts are healthy, they contain many healthy fats and proteins and provide a long satiety. Thus, they fit perfectly within a diet. Cashew nuts are often eaten as a snack but can also be used in many recipes. Additionally, you can also put cashew paste on your sandwich. But what makes cashews actually healthy?
Cashews contain 638 calories per 100 grams. They also contain 19 grams of protein, 22 grams carbohydrates and 51 grams of fat. The nutritional value varies by type so you should always look on the packaging if you want to know the exact amount of calories. There are also cashews that 'only' contain around 580 calories per 100 grams. Cashews contain nearly 8 grams of fiber per 100 grams. One serving is 30 grams of cashew nuts.
Cashew nuts are packed with minerals and vitamins. They are rich in iron, magnesium, manganese, selenium, zinc, potassium and calcium. For people who follow a vegetarian diet cashews are the ideal source of vitamin B. The nut contains almost all vitamins of the B complex, namely B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 and B11. Also, vitamin K can be found in the cashew nut.
In comparison to other nuts, the cashew nut contains relatively little fat. 75% of the fat in cashews is oleic, the fat that you find in olive oil. This makes the nuts extra healthy. Olein sees to it that high triglyceride levels in the blood will be reduced. This means that eating cashews contribute to the prevention of cardiovascular disease.
Are cashew nuts healthy?
We can say that cashews are healthy. They contain healthy fats and proteins, and research has shown many times that eating nuts contributes to weight loss. Yet there are many calories in cashew nuts and other nuts. When you are on a diet, limit the amount to a hand nuts per day.
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