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Nuts About Cashews: Superfood Strategies for Blood Sugar Control

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Cashew nut, also known as ‘snack nut’, is a tropical dry fruit that is mainly cultivated in countries like India, Vietnam and the Ivory coast. It is a rich source of monosaturated fats (good fat) and minerals like copper, magnesium and manganese, which makes it a superfood. Because of its taste and health, it is often referred to as the ‘King of Nuts’.

Strategies to get the most out of cashew nuts
• It would be better if you soak them before consuming them. As they will be easier to digest.
• It is advisable to consume cashews raw, roasted or steamed and try to avoid cashew-based recipes.
• Pair your cashews with almonds and walnuts if your glucose levels are too low.
• Smashed Cashews can be used as toppings for salad or oatmeal.
• It can also be paired with peanuts and resin for a nutty sweet flavour.

Try to limit your daily portions of cashews to one or two handfuls and spread it out over the day. Cashew nuts are rich in fibre, which helps slow down the absorption of carbohydrates and thus prevent spikes in blood sugar levels. Cashews also contain magnesium, a mineral that is important for the regulation of blood sugar levels. Studies have shown that magnesium may improve insulin sensitivity and glucose metabolism, which can help to improve blood sugar control.

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