Cashews - 7 Health Benefits and Nutrition

Nuts are the healthiest and tastiest snack. Cashews are one of them. Here are some amazing benefits of cashews which you might not be aware of

Cashews are full of vitamins, minerals, nutrients, and antioxidants. Which are very much important for our health point. Cashews are good for weight loss, heart health and have other benefits. However, it contains a high quantity of fat, which restricts its consumption to a moderate level. If you are already obese, then the consumption of cashew is harmful. Excess consumption can make you gain more weight. Consuming cashew nuts in surplus amounts can cause stomach problems. You may face problems of constipation and acidity. Cashew nuts can be used in savory as well as sweet dishes. And it is also used for garnishing in various dishes.

Reduces the risk of heart diseases - Cashew is rich in magnesium which helps in preventing heart diseases. It has anti-inflammatory properties also. The presence of fiber, minerals, and vitamins makes it appropriate for maintaining good heart health.

Reduces weight – Omega 3 fatty acids present in cashews help in improving the digestion process. This helps in reducing weight and promotes fat loss. This is very effective in weight loss procedures.

Good for eyes – Some compositions of cashews protect the retina. Its consumption enhances eye health and prevents eyes from harmful UV rays.

Control cholesterol - High cholesterol levels can lead to heart problems as well as limiting blood flow. Daily consumption of cashew nuts helps in reducing bad cholesterol in the body. They contain stearic acid which controls blood cholesterol.

Nutrition – Cashews are a good source of healthy fats, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated varieties. This is also a modest source of protein. Cashews are an excellent source of Magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, zinc, vitamin K, vitamin B6.

Diabetes management – Cashews are low in carbohydrates; this restricts their impact on blood sugar making them a great option as in snack for diabetic people.

Bone health – As a good source of magnesium and manganese, cashews can also help in maintaining bone health.

According to USDA (US Department of Agriculture), 1 ounce (28.35 g) of raw cashews contain – 

157 calories, 8.56 g carbohydrates, 1.68 g sugar, 0.9 g fiber, 5.17 g of protein, 12.43 g of total fat, 10 mg of calcium, 1.89 mg of iron, 83 mg of magnesium, 168 mg of phosphorus, 187 mg of potassium, 3 mg of sodium, 1.64 mg of zinc.

Some not so good effects of cashews – 

High oxalate content, Nut allergies, and unsafe nature of raw cashews.

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