Loving the BITE: Cashew-Encrusted Chicken

What’s more, numerous health problems can develop when copper intake is inadequate, including iron deficiency anemia, ruptured blood vessels, osteoporosis, joint problems such as rheumatoid arthritis, brain disturbances, elevated LDL (bad) cholesterol and reduced HDL (good) cholesterol levels, irregular heartbeat, and increased susceptibility to infections. No thank you!

4)     Magnesium: Another underrated nutrient…It’s vital for healthy bones, helps regulate nerve and muscle tone (by balancing calcium), and reduces risk of gallstones.  When it’s too low, there’s an increased risk for high blood pressure, muscle spasms (including spasms of the heart muscle or the spasms of the airways symptomatic of asthma), and migraine headaches, as well as muscle cramps, tension, soreness and fatigue. Just a quarter-cup of cashews provides 22.3% of the daily value for magnesium.

Cashew.  No, I didn’t sneeze, but thanks.  Just remember to add ‘em to your salad (move over unhealthy croutons), your smoothies (yum), your sandwich (nothing beats cashew butter and honey) and your dinner.   They’re great, along with some carbs, as a post-workout recovery snack.  They may be loaded with fat, but it’s all heart healthy, metabolism healthy, blood-sugar healthy fat.  They’ll give you minerals, antioxidants, and something to tell your friends about (and sound really smart while doing so).  Go nuts.

Fuel your Ride.  Nourish you body.

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  • http://profiles.google.com/jennifer.j.sutherland Jenn Sutherland

    This looks fantastic! Putting this on my “to be cooked” list for sure!

    • Kelli

      Awesome Jenn, it’s certainly a “go to” meal in my home, even for company! Enjoy!