Many women turn to candy bars when they have PMS (premenstrual syndrome), because there is a natural craving for magnesium (as found on these links). This is because there are hormonal challenges right before a period that can use up your magnesium reserves and bring on a nutritional deficiency and craving.
The problem with candy bars, though, is that they can be full of sugar, harmful fats, and other ingredients that can stress your immune system. It’s better to choose wholesome foods that are high in magnesium and will support an improved mood and well-being.
Raw cashews help with PMS and stronger bones. They make a tasty treat that is high in protein and low in sugar. If you buy a one pound bag of cashews they can cost around $10. If you only have a handful a day, that can be cheaper than reaching for a candy bar. And, sometimes you just get the cravings for something to munch on.
It has also been found that people who eat nuts regularly have an easier time losing weight since they feel more satisfied. People can also enjoy the benefits of a healthier heart and less chance for diabetes, because recent studies have shown how good they are for your health.
Because of the high calcium and magnesium content of the cashews, they can help with the building of stronger bones. Some people like to make cashew milk to replace the dairy milk, because of the problems that cow’s milk (listed on this link) can have for the lungs and circulatory system.
So, if you are trying to overcome an unhealthy addiction (as found on this link) for chocolate, then cashews can help you with this effort. The high magnesium and calcium content will not only help you have a better mood with your PMS struggles, but also when you are weak for temptation.
Usually when women are going through PMS and lowered feelings, their will power and resolve are weakened. But knowing that you can get some cashews to help you instead of the addicting and nerve damaging effects of the caffeine in chocolate is a big relief. But, don’t get me wrong. I like chocolate too, just in moderation. They say not to have more than a few little squares a day. So, it’s not really necessary to pig out on cocoa, and too much can actually be detrimental.
If you decide to try having cashews to help you through a rough time, make sure that they are raw cashews. The heated and roasted varieties (as explained on this link) are not good for you. The beneficial fats turn into free radicals and trans fats, which are stressful to the immune and circulatory systems. They are not that good for you. You can get the raw cashews at a health food store and some groceries stores carry the Nutty Guys brand of raw cashews.
Cashews are also high in copper, which helps your hair to stay its natural color. So, not only can raw cashews help with PMS and stronger bones but they are so good for you too.