Cashews: Another Proven Mood Boosting Food

We all know a plant-based diet is highly beneficial and most efficient in providing us nutrients and of course a trimmer belly. Whether you are a vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian, non-meat eater that still eat dairy and eggs or a paleo eater but we need a well-balanced diet that is plant-heavy. Having a lot of meat is fine as long as you let your body metabolize it properly by balancing it out with veggies, exercise and thanking the Meat Gods for a wonderful feast. Vegans should watch out for their protein levels for getting efficient protein in pure plant matter is a great challenge for some and causes a lot of cases of malnourishment. Nuts are loved by everyone and is one of the most versatile ingredients in the whole world if you count all its varieties included.

Cashews are one of the richest and most popular nuts and is linked to gaining weight if you overeat it of course. Nuts are very nutritious but they are packed with so much nutrients and good fats that the calories are included too- and if you don’t use them you can actually gain weight. It is not the most harmful-to-the-heart weight but it can be an aesthetic inconvenience for you.

Cashews, almonds, pistachios, hazelnuts and macadamias are great for making nut milks and can be sweetened with agave or honey to your liking, you can also stir in a bit of vanilla. Soy milk, nut milks, coconut milk and other plant-based milks are great for improving the mood as well and are easier on a lot of people’s stomach compared to cow milk.

Cashews may be rich but they have lower fat content compared to other nuts and contain approximately 82% sun saturated fatty acids and about 66% of these fats are heart-friendly and have similar effects to the fatty acids found in olive oil. When one is ailing and suffering from such diseases like diabetes or a fever from poor health, fats should be included in the diet but they have to be monosaturated good fats that counter high amounts of triglycerides. Triglycerides are a type of fat found flowing in the bloodstream and for sure can’t multiply too much because you can guess what happens next.

Cashews pack a lot of punch in the nutrition section just like many other nuts. Nuts are high in both protein and essential fatty acids which makes them an ideal thinking or exam snack. They also contain a lot of minerals that just make you feel generally better and not as “thinned out”: because lacking the trace metals our body needs makes our cells very weak and causes cellular function to be minimized and confused. Cashews have a lot of iron, magnesium, Vitamin B6, protein and essential amino acids, and even omega 3 fats. Any food and any diet packed with such nutrients is sure mood uplifter.

These nuts contain tryptophan which is an important amino acid that helps stimulate the production of serotonin.So it boosts your mood and injects good protein in your body to repair more cells, therefore helping you become a stronger individual. Tryptophan also unlocks the serotonin we have produced and stored so when our diets like this amino acid we tend to have a much harder time snapping out of depressive episodes and indecision. Serotonin helps one to think clearer and make better, quicker decisions. You should not turn to a pill to unlock your serotonin levels, but to yourself. It is found that 1000-2000 mg of tryptophan is found in ¼ cups of cashews.

Cashews and almonds are both known to be rich in magnesium, a vital mineral that is needed in order for our bodies to function normally at a cellular level. There are 83mg of this mineral in a small handful of cashews. Magnesium helps lower blood sugar and eases anxiety and nervous ticks efficiently.

The Vitamin B6 or pyridoxine in cashews helps with the uptake of serotonin in the body as well. The B Vitamin family is a happy and serious crew that stimulates more blood cell production and feel good hormone production therefore indirectly assisting Vitamin C to heighten our immunities.Pyridoxine and tryptophan work well together to beat the blues.

Nuts and seeds are a great crop-based source of essential fats that help our heart instead of clogging it.Eating more nuts, oats and things like quinoa and couscous is more ideal for people who do not or cannot have fish. Good fats along with keeping hydrated of course helps keep the brain hydrated, springy and more alert therefore making you more productive, appreciative of the good things and more distracted from depressive thoughts.

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