Are Nuts Gut Healthy?
When talking about which foods are beneficial or harmful to the gut, I often get asked what my thoughts are on nuts and gut health. Today, I share my gut health perspective on how to buy nuts, which nuts to avoid, and how to store nuts for best practice in regards to gut health.
I love nuts; I eat them often. But at the same time I am very aware and cautious about which nuts I consume because nuts can carry a fungus on them that harms our gut microbiome.
I am also an American when it comes to peanut butter… we have a reputation for liking peanut butter. I do eat peanut butter, but I do it wisely.
Scroll down and watch my video where I dive into the ins and outs of peanuts and how it is actually not a nut. If you are going to eat peanut products how to shop and store to make sure you are mitigating the downsides.
In this weeks video, I cover which nuts I like and which nuts cause herpes flare ups.
I also talk about seeds and the different requirements of storing between seeds and nuts.
Cashew Mate Recipe
Make a French press worth of mate (Organic is best)
Add a tablespoon of raw cashew butter (Orgnaic is best)
And sweeten to likening with honey
The trick is to get the proportions of strength of mate to creaminess of cashew butter. Be patient and try the recipe a few times. I personally like my mate strong and can drink caffeine without negative effects. I have made many cashew mate lattes for many friends and I find that the ratio is personal. So know that once you find the sweet spot this is an incredible alternative to using packaged milks with lots of added man-made ingredients.