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Almonds vs Cashew: Which Nut Butter is Healthier?



almond butter versus cahsew butter: which is healthier?

Nut butter is a healthier choice to clarified butter. It makes a perfect vegan butter for those looking for healthy vegan choices.

It is ideal for those with lactose intolerance and sensitivity to dairy products.

Alternatively, nut butter makes a healthier option to butter, desi ghee, and cream or for that matter, mayonaise, cream toppings, and what not!

But when it comes to picking the healthiest of nut butter, which one would you pick?

Do you know cashew is high in fat and calories? Almond is a healthier alternative to cashews and peanuts. Walnuts, too, are loaded with omega 3 fatty acids and thus the healthiest of nuts.

Nut Butter is a healthier alternative to clarified butter and cream. But it is important to underline and differentiate between cashews and almonds as far as their cholesterol and fat lowering properties is concerned. I have come across a health website that recommends using cashew butter for ghee or cream. No doubt, it is little healthier than both clarified butter and cream, but the healthiest version of nut butter is almond butter.


How to make almond butter at home?



Cashews are a big no for those with heart disorders and high cholesterol, as they tend to raise triglycerides.

Cahsews are high in calories and fat.This means if anybody with high cholesterol consumes them, it may further lead to fat buildup, as the body will absorb the recently absorbed fat rather than focusing on breaking down the triglycerides and fat deposits in the body. Due to high calorie content, it will only add to fat deposition in the body. This will have effects on metabolism. The better alternative is almond butter, which is low in fat, compared to cashew. In 2003, the FDA issued a "qualified" health claim that eating one ounce of nuts daily is good, but beyond that, it may not be for cardio vascular health. Walnuts are high in omega-3 fatty acids and good aid for lowering cholesterol. Almonds, according to studies, could lower LDL (bad) cholesterol by 4-10% due to high vitamin E content. Pecan nut has the highest effect on lowering choelsterol and triglycerides. However, the FDA mentions that not all nuts have equal benefits, particularly signalling out cashewnuts with "qualified" benefit. It means cashew have less or no benefit on cholesterol reduction. It recommends that due to high calorie content, the total nt intake should not exceed 1-1.5 ounce daily and it underlines the word that nuts should be taken along with its fiber nutrients.

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