Are Cashews Good for You on a Diet? - Glendas Farmhouse

If you are looking for foods that are good for you and your diet, choose cashews. They’re a healthy and flavorful choice for families who want to give their loved ones the best nutrition. Glenda’s Farmhouse cashews will arrive on your doorstep fast and affordably.

About Glenda’s Farmhouse

Glenda’s Farmhouse, an offshoot of our family’s owned Andersen & Sons Shelling, produces many tree nuts and sea salt products. We prioritize family, community, healthy foods, the land and resources, and innovative farming techniques.

The professionals of Glenda’s Farmhouse handle every element of production. From farming to harvesting, processing, packaging, and distributing, we prioritize quality at every step.

Cashews play a role in a healthy diet with healthy macros, yummy flavors, and healthy fat. While on a diet, we don’t suggest that you mindlessly snack on cashews or anything else. Bear in mind that too much of anything will cause weight gain, and mindfully eating is crucial to weight management.

Dieting isn’t easy. It requires planning, consistency, preparation, and follow-through. Part of your preparation should be to have ingredients on hand that can be used to add nutrition to dishes and satiate hunger. Cashews can be thrown into dishes to amp up the nutrition, and the high degree of fiber and protein will keep you full for longer.

Grown right here in California, Glenda’s Farmhouse cashews enjoy the ideal growing climate for flavor. You may not realize it, but all cashews are processed to remove the poison ivy-like substance found in the shell.

You may not realize it, but all cashews are processed to remove the poison ivy-like substance found in the shell. You may have also heard that the saturated fat in cashews make them a no-no for dieters, but the majority of the fat is actually heart-healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. These fats are known to lower bad cholesterol, maintain good cholesterol, and promote cardiovascular health. Cashews are also actually seeds rather than actual tree nuts, and they provide ample health benefits and macros for a quality, nutritious diet. 

Nutrition Facts for Cashews

Serving size = ¼ cup = one ounce = 28 grams

  • Calories: 157
  • Protein: 5 grams
  • Fat: 12 grams
  • Carbs: 9 grams
  • Fiber: 1 gram
  • Copper: 67% of the Daily Value (DV)
  • Magnesium: 20% of the DV
  • Manganese: 20% of the DV
  • Zinc: 15% of the DV
  • Phosphorus: 13% of the DV
  • Iron: 11% of the DV
  • Selenium: 10% of the DV
  • Thiamine: 10% of the DV
  • Vitamin K: 8% of the DV
  • Vitamin B6: 7% of the DV

Cashews are low in carbs, but most of the carbs are fiber. The net carb amount is extremely low, and the protein amount is almost the same ounce-for-ounce as cooked meat. We consider that a win for Meatless Monday, Tuesday, or any other day that ends in Y!

Additional nutrients include copper, magnesium, and manganese. These minerals improve:

  • Energy production
  • Cognition and brain development
  • Strong immune systems
  • Bone, skin, and hair health

Feel better, look better, and be healthier with a diet rich in cashews.

Yet another health benefit is the antioxidants (polyphenols and carotenoids) found in cashews. These plant compounds fight against free radicals that cause cellular damage. They reduce inflammation and promote immunity.

Now that you know that cashews are definitely good for you on a diet, order a supply from Glenda’s Farmhouse today to get started on your health journey!