2 – Cashews and depression
Cashews are a good source of the essential amino acid L-tryptophan, which is needed to produce serotonin in the brain. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that has been shown to affect mood. Research has also shown that tryptophan depletion can result in depression.
There is however no scientific evidence that “two handfuls” of cashews are just as effective as a prescribed dose of Prozac, as reported by some websites and popular memes in the search results.