CASHEW!! Bless you.

CASHEW!! Bless you.

Why are we going nuts for Cashew milk?

For those who choose a dairy free diet almond milk has been the king of the nut milk world. However it seems that soon almond milk maybe knocked off its lofty throne and be replaced by a new king.. cashew milk. Why?

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Apart from the incredible health benefits attributed to the cashew nut the cashew milk just tastes better. It has a less nutty flavour than almond milk and won’t overpower the other flavours in your smoothies. Best of all you don’t have to strain them thereby retaining the important fibre, you just soak overnight, add water and blend in your BioChef Nova. Voila!

Here are just five of the reasons that cashew milk is good for all of you.

Good for the heart

A study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), also establishes a significant association between the consumption of nuts and a lower incidence of death due to heart diseases, cancer and respiratory diseases. The study stated that nutrients in nuts, such as unsaturated fatty acids, protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants may confer heart-protective, anti-carcinogenic and anti-inflammatory properties.

For a hit of the healthier fats, add some nuts and seeds into your diet every day. Nuts and seeds are delicious and nutritious and provide protein, vitamins and minerals. Nuts and seeds are good sources of unsaturated healthy fats. These healthier fats help to prevent heart disease.

Regular consumption of nuts is linked to lower levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol and total cholesterol in the blood and does not lead to weight gain. So including nuts and seeds in your diet is great for your heart health.

Good for the eyes

A handful of nuts a day may help prevent macular degeneration as we age. The sun's UV rays can accelerate this degeneration and cashew nuts with high zeaxanthin content can help to slow this process down. Zeaxanthin is an important carotenoid found in high concentrations in the macula of the human eye and in nature appears to absorb excess light energy to prevent damage to plants from too much sunlight.

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Good for your skin and hair

As cashew nuts have loads of proteins and antioxidants including selenium they are good for both your your hair and your skin. Rubbing cashew oil into hair helps to produce malanin the pigment that gives human skin, hair, and eyes their color. Increasing intake of selenium can promote healthy hair growth and even prevent hair loss.

Good for your blood

Research shows that eating more nuts, such as cashews, can lower your risk for cardiovascular disease. This may occur by reducing blood pressure and cholesterol levels. In one study Trusted Source, cashews reduced blood pressure and raised “good” cholesterol levels.

Some vitamins and minerals in nuts, such as potassium, vitamins E and B-6, and folic acid, also help to fight heart disease.

Good for your bones

The copper and iron in cashews work together to help the body form and use red blood cells. This in turn keeps blood vessels, nerves, bones, and the immune system healthy and functioning properly. Vitamin K is an essential part of several different proteins that are responsible for making blood clot and building strong bones.

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What about the fat?

Cashews contain a lot of vitamins and nutrients, but they also contain a lot of fat.

The fat in cashews is actually  “good” fat, which is believed to help prevent heart disease and reduce the risk of stroke. The fat also helps you to feel full and satisfied thereby helping you to manage and even lose weight.

Therefore, unless you are allergic of course, you can go nuts! Throw cashew nuts into your BioChef blender or horizontal juicer and make delicious cashew milks, smoothies and other healthy treats.  

Can you use a blender for nut milk?

Our BioChef Nova Blender is great for making cashew nut milk it is simple to use and affordable with six different settings for all your blending needs.

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