The Happiest Nut - 3 Ways to Enjoy Cashews
Cashews Can Boost Your Mood
Studies have shown that cashews can affect your mood in a positive way. Eating a couple handfuls of this delicious nut can actually make you feel happy, reduce stressful feelings, and produce calmness. The movie Food Matters has even suggested that cashews have the same power as Prozac to enhance mood.
The reason cashews can lift your spirits is that they are loaded with tryptophan, an amino acid that help the brain product serotonin which makes you feel good. Cashews also have more magnesium than almonds which assists the nervous system and can reduce anxiety. Lastly, cashews contain healthy fats which are important for brain health.
Here are three amazing cashew products that are sure to make you feel great with every bite.
Chili Lime Cashews by nuts+nuts
These flavorful cashews are procured directly from small family farms in Indonesia by nuts+nuts based in Brooklyn. Try their Chili Lime Leaves cashews for an easy lift-me-up snack.
Snickerdoodle Cashew Butter by Ground Up PDX
Ground Up PDX from Portland makes wonderful cashew butters like this Cinnamon Snickerdoodle cashew butter. It also has almonds for extra brain healthy nutrients. Spread it on toast in the morning and start the day in a great mood.
Happy Hemp and Cashew Truffles by b Naked Chocolates
You can't get happier than combining cashews with chocolate with these delicious chocolate truffles. Plus, hemp seeds are anti-inflammatory to make you feel even more relaxed. Flavanoids in chocolate and tryptophan in cashews will set you sailing on a sea of calmness and positivity.
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