Cashews: Handful (or two) a day keeps the doctor away
Dr Victor Marchione, May 22nd, 2015
Nuts are certainly having a moment! All the enthusiasm comes from an onslaught of studies over the past decade showing nuts are no longer just snacks for baseball games – nuts are bona fide health food. Their most salient effect is heart attack prevention, and some studies suggest they help protect against diabetes. The nut of the day here at Bel Marra Health is cashews.
Raw cashews, roasted cashews – cashews health benefits are numerous. But first, some cashew facts. Tasty, buttery cashews come from Brazil originally and then were planted in other countries with tropical climates. The commercial cashew nut actually comes from the cashew fruit or apple – it’s the seed inside the yellow or red pear-shaped fruit. Who knew?