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Cashew Nuts are Good and Good For You!

We know you like indulging in sweets every now and again, but did you know that some of the things you like to snack on might actually be good for you? Here at Superior Nut Store, we pride ourselves in bringing you the best nuts and snacks that we possibly can. And we want you to know that those cashew nuts you like munching on can help out your health in a whole bunch of ways.

First of all, did you know that the cashew nut is grown on a tropical evergreen tree? It must have taken a while for people to figure out the right way to eat cashew nuts. After all, the shell of cashew nuts actually contains an irritating poison— that's why you can only find them without shells. Fortunately for all of us, cashew nuts are here to stay! And we couldn't be happier about it because they're delicious and healthy.

Good for you? Are you nuts?
Cashew nuts have a relatively high fat content, but it's what dieticians consider “good fat.” It's good fat because it has the ideal fat ratio of 1:2:1 for saturated, monosaturated, and polyunsaturated fat. Because of this ratio, cashew nuts are still considered to be a “low fat” nut. Cashew nuts contain less fat per serving than many other popular nuts— including almonds, walnuts, peanuts, and pecans. Our cashew nuts are high in dietary fiber, which may be able to aid in weight loss and weight management.

We also love cashew nuts because they have no cholesterol. This is rare for a snack that's so tasty and delicious! That's why cashew nuts make such a great snack for heart patients. And as if that weren't enough, cashew nuts can work with a person's lipid profile to have a beneficial effect on people with diabetes or pre-diabetes. So eating cashew nuts can actually work to lower the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

We really can't tout the benefits of cashew nuts enough. But we must also stress that they should be enjoyed in relative moderation. Cashew nuts might be able to aid in weight management, but you need to remember that they have a high fat content. So if you go overboard, you might see some unwanted weight gain. As with anything in life, moderation is key when enjoying cashew nuts. So sit back and enjoy the cashew nuts and other great treats you can get here at Superior Nut Store!