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Cashew nuts

Cashew nuts – where do they come from?

Cashew nuts are in fact the kidney-shaped seeds that stick to the bottom of the cashew apple, the fruit of the cashew tree, which is innate to Brazil. Cashew apples are only appreciated in Brazil and the Caribbean. WE always buy Cashews shelled because the shells contains a caustic resin, cashew balm, which must be completely removed before the nuts are ready to eat. This resin is used to make varnishes and insecticides.
Roasting the cashews destroys the toxins, but roasting must be preformed carefully outdoors because the smoke can irritate the lungs, sometimes to a life- threatening degree.

Cashew nuts – Health Benefits

Heart-Protective Monounsaturated Fats
Cashews have a lower fat content than most other nuts and 80% of their fat is unsaturated fatty acids. To top that, 66% of this unsaturated fatty acid content are heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, similar to those found in olive oil.
Enjoying cashews is a good idea, also for persons with diabetes.

Cashew nuts – Antioxidant, Energy Production, Bones and Blood Vessels

Cashews contain copper.
Copper plays a role in iron utilization and elimination of free radicals, growth of bone and connective tissue, and production of the skin and hair pigment called melanin. Copper is an essential component of the enzyme which is important in energy production and antioxidant defenses. Copper leps flexibility in blood vessels, bones and joints. Lack of copper may also be associated with colon cancer.

Cashew nuts – Bone Up and Relax

Cashews contain Magnesium.
We know that calcium is vital for strong bones, but so is magnesium. Magnesium balances calcium and helps regulate nerve and muscle tone. It serves as a calcium channel blocker, preventing calcium from activating the nerve. Magnesium keeps our nerves relaxed.
Insufficient magnesium can add to high blood pressure, muscle spasms and cramps, migraine headaches and fatigue. Magnesium promotes normal sleep patterns in menopausal women and reduces the severity of asthma.

Cashew nuts – Lower Risk of Weight Gain

Many avoid nuts for fear of weight gain. Studies have shown that people who eat nuts at least twice a week are much less likely to gain weight than those who almost never eat nuts.
Practical Tip: Don’t let concerns about gaining weight prevent you from enjoying the delicious taste and many health benefits of Cashew nuts!

Sprinkle a handful of nuts over your morning cereal, lunchtime salad, dinner’s steamed vegetables. Or just enjoy a handful of lightly roasted Cashew nuts as a healthy snack.

Eat nuts for your health!



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You need Designated Driver Assist

Designated Driver Assist: Don’t let your ego rule the road

Here’s the thing: When you need Designated Driver Assist you jolly well NEED designated driver assistance. But by the time you need it, the alcohol is speaking and the tipsy ego is convinced of its own invincibility. Thousands of lives have been lost because of this contradiction in the human knowledge of its own limitations. Am I a spoil sport? Yes! A thousand times yes. I would rather be the recipient of censure than the killer of somebody’s child/ breadwinner/parent.

Designated Driver assist: The end of fun? – Certainly not!

It is a good idea for the designated driver to take charge of the vehicle keys at the start of the evening out. The problem with a friendly arrangement is that it is usually the same person who volunteers to be the driver when friends go out for “the old razzle dazzle” on the town. At this point I think we have a good opportunity to thank all those willing abstainers. It is not melodramatic to point out that these responsible people have saved the lives and limbs of many road users.

Designated Driver Assist: Options – Lifestyle decisions

Road deaths in South Africa have alarming statistics: Alcohol and speed are major causes. There is a new and heart warming movement afoot to deal with this problem in a no nonsense and non-emotive way.

Conscierge companies offer a variety of services to get people home safely after a night out. People that work hard mostly like to play hard, and making use of designated driver arrangements allows them to relax and enjoy themselves without either somebody having to still be ‘on duty’ or placing anybody at risk.

At this time Dial Direct offers a Designated Driver Assist cover that operates only in certain metropolitan areas. It is a marvellous service, but remember to make sure the service reaches to where you (are and where you like to party). The usual benefits (cash back rewards after four consecutive years of cover) apply but in addition to that you can book a trip only 90 minutes before required, and you can be taken home in the early morning hours, two trips per month are included (How often do you party anyway?) and you are entitled including two passengers. As an extra safety measure, two drivers are on duty.

Isn’t it time you looked at Designated Driver Assist as an Insurance option?

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Double your intelligence potential

Double your intelligence potential with ‘flow’

Yes, you are able to double your intelligence potential! And the truth is, you have done it before. Everyone has. This phenomenon is called “flow” by those who study it.

Now you have to do some thinking; think back to the last time you became so absorbed in what you were busy with, that some hours passed and it seemed like just a few minutes.

Your mind became completely engrossed and involved with what you were doing. Now that’s ‘flow’. When your mind is in the flow state, your performance rockets above limits and the feeling of being in ‘flow’ is pure exhilaration. It’s also very elusive.

How to find ‘flow’

There is a way you can use to “hack” your brain and find flow almost without any effort. Scientists have used practical MRI scans to demonstrate that your brain works in a different way when you are in flow. Your brain waves work at a different frequency, different parts of the brain are stimulated and activated, and communication between those parts is improved.

It was found that you can use sound to stimulate your brain activity for several purposes. Cutting edge Multivariate Resonance Technology (MRT) is a series of rhythms, tones, and sound frequencies that are wisely fashioned to stimulate, balance, and activate four “holistic intelligences.”

Involving various types of Intelligence

Physical Intelligence (PQ) is linked to the frequencies of your breathing and heart beat, providing the reliance and submission of an “open will.”

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is linked to heart beat and heart soundness occurrences that provide the love, gratitude and forgiveness of an “open heart.”

Mental Intelligence (IQ) is linked to binaural (relating to both ears) frequencies of alpha and theta brainwave ranges, providing the extension of an “open mind.”

Spiritual Intelligence (SQ) is linked to united frequencies in specific light spectra translated to sound trembles by the rule of octaves, which provide a echoing pattern for “pre-sensing source.”

By tactically using specific rhythms, tones, and sound frequencies, MRT can actually prompt certain mental states, including flow.

I know one thing for sure, I need some specified sound to stimulate my brain!