Choosing foods which heal rather than harm you is adhering to the yogic principle of ahimsa.Eating in a calm, peaceful way is respecting the sattvic state of being. Cashew nuts are packed with soluble dietary fibre, vitamins, minerals and health-promoting phyto-chemicals that help protect us from diseases and cancers. They are rich in monounsaturated fatty acids which help lower harmful LDL cholesterol while increasing good HDL cholesterol. Cashew nuts supply manganese, potassium, copper, iron, magnesium, zinc and selenium. They are rich in the B vitamins and an enzyme which is particularly helpful for the eyes. One of my students told me that a handful of cashew nuts per day is equivalent to one Prozac tablet!