Happy Monday. The previous post got some good feedback – I’m glad to know it was enlightening. This week we’re back to clean snacking and the benefits of cashews.
Get ready and listen good.
Clean Snacking: Cashews – More Than Just A Bar Snack.
While I’m never one to turn down a scotch malt with a side of cashews on a warm country night, this bar snack is more than just an easy way to make sure you don’t drink on an empty stomach – it’s an unsung hero amongst clean snacks, largely because some people will have you believe it’s “too high in fat”.
While most of my readers here who bought the SUPP UP nutrition books will already know what critical part fats play in the body, the important differences between certain fats, and the primary muscles they fuel (if you don’t well…you know what to do), there’s a host of other benefits that cashews have aside from being a good source of protein and fats.
While I elaborate on this in the book, I thought I’d give you guys who haven’t bought it yet, a taster…no pun intended.
So here’s a quick and dirty list of the other benefits cashews offer.
- They’re high in protein (duh.). – 100 grams of cashews (roughly 3 handfuls) will get you an easy 18 grams of protein.
- They’re high in fat (again, duh.). – The GOOD fat. I’m talking about a balanced ratio of fats that help support your metabolism – not the type that you get at a drive-thru.
- They’re a good antioxidant. – Probably far less obvious than the last two, cashews do serve as a good antioxidant. Antioxidants are what help our body stave off oxidative stress(ors) and free radicals – you’ll remember this in chapter 6 of SUPP UP. No Bull, Whole Food Military Nutrition On The Go.
- They’re a good source of fiber. – Sometimes with this protein game, for the meat lovers among us, eating poultry and red meat can mean a serious lack of fiber with protein intake – meaning a serious lack of poop. This is why I like keeping a balanced nutritional profile, including with my proteins – cashews fit the bill perfectly when it comes to getting a high protein while making sure everything still functions “smoothly” (seriously I’m not even trying with these puns).
- They’re a slow digesting carb. – Carbs are not the devil. A slow digesting carb can help maintain your overall physique and keep other vital organs working properly. Cashews work perfectly for this. If you read either of my nutrition books, you’ll already known the complete breakdown of how the whole process works and how everything is linked. If you haven’t – stop wasting time and buy them now.
Do yourself a favor – try cashews unsalted, as I know most varieties that are sold are usually salted. They’re sweet, and won’t make your mouth feel like the Sahara desert.
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