Cashew Benefits

Health Benefits of Cashew

Hi, I am Rohit Gala, & I’m helping you’ll to know that health benefits of cashew nuts.

This article will help you know about the various ways in which a cashew nut can actually help you out to avoid certain diseases & also to bring in certain regulation as to how to actually consume cashew nuts to take the Proper advantage form it & make your life wonderful without any health problems.

About "Cashew Nuts”:
Cashew is a bean shaped nut that grows on a tropical evergreen tree. The casher tree is related to poison ivy and the shell of the cashew nuts contains an irritating poison. People who touch the shell sometimes develop skin rashes/blisters; this is the reason why cashew nuts are always sold shelled and dried. Even the so-called "raw" cashews have actually been roasted to remove all the poison/toxic resin from the nuts. Cashew nuts have a high content of monounsaturated fats, copper and magnesium. Cashews are always sold shelled because the interior of the shells contains a caustic resin, known as cashew balm, which must be carefully removed before the nuts are fit for consumption. This caustic resin is actually used in industry to make varnishes and insecticides.

Sometimes called “nature's vitamin pill,” cashew nuts, which now rank #1 among nut crops in the world with 4.1 billion pounds produced in 2002 , have been used to promote wellness for centuries.

Health Benefits of Cashew Nuts:
1. Cashew nuts are a kidney shaped nuts that is a powerhouse of a multitude of things that keep you healthy.

2. Cashew nuts has a high content of monounsaturated fats, copper and magnesium.

3. Contrary to popular belief cashew nuts aren’t really nuts, they’re actually a seed found on the end of the cashew fruit.

4. Cashew nuts have a relatively high fat content , but it is considered “good fat.”

5. Experts say the fat is actually monounsaturated fat, which lowers bad cholesterol.

6. Cashew nuts also have a fatty acid profile that contributes to good health through phytosterols, tocopherols, and sqaulene, all of which lower the risk of heart disease, combined with the nut’s zero percent cholesterol content.

7. Cashew nuts contain less fat per serving than many other popular nuts commonly found in grocery stores and health food stores, including almonds, walnuts, peanuts and pecans cashews are rich in antioxidants.

8. Antioxidants help in eliminating free radicals that causes cancer.

9. Cashew nuts are also high in copper, which is very good for flexibility in bones, joints and blood vessels.

10. The cashew nut’s high magnesium content also takes the credit for its healthy heart qualities. Recent clinical trials have shows that cashews and other nuts work with a person’s lipid profile to have a beneficial effect on those with diabetes or at risk for diabetes.

11. All nuts, including the cashew nut, have been associated with a reduced risk of gallstone disease. Research has also shown that chemicals in cashew nuts kill gram positive bacteria, which cause tooth decay, acne, tuberculosis and leprosy.
12. Cashews are also an excellent flavor adder to food.

13. They make the food seem creamier when processed and are often used as a garnish in many Indian foods and World Desserts.

14. Cashew nuts are especially used generously in North Indian cooking. But one of the most popular recipes using cashew nuts worldwide is Cashew Butter. Cashew Butter is a creamy, sweet replacement to peanut butter, which can be had with breads, on toast and as a simple lick-off treat.

15. Most people think that nuts are high in calories and fat... and they are right! Nuts are quite calorically dense. 15 cashews, for instance, deliver 180 kcal! On top of that, it is very tough not to over eat these tasty snacks. If you can restrain yourself from overeating them, nuts can definitely be a part of a healthy diet.

16. The study found that men who consumed nuts 2 or more times per week had reduced risks of sudden cardiac death.

17. Nuts are one of the best plant sources of protein.

18. They are rich in fiber, phytonutrients and antioxidants such as Vitamin E and selenium.

19. Nuts are also high in plant sterols and fat - but mostly monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats which have all been shown to lower LDL cholesterol.

20. Eating a diet rich in cashew nuts improves the sensitivity of a key reflex for maintaining healthy blood pressure known as the baroreflex,

21. Cashew helps maintain healthy gums and teeth.

22. Cashew contains healthy monounsaturated fat that promotes good cardiovascular health, because monounsaturated fats reduce high triglyceride levels which are associated with increased risk for heart disease.

23. Magnesium works with calcium to support healthy muscles and bones in the body. It also helps promote normal sleep patterns in menopausal women.

24. Cashew nut consumption helps the body utilize iron, eliminate free radicals, develop bone and connective tissue, and produce the skin and hair pigment melanin.

25. Cashew's has high copper content is vital in energy production, greater flexibility in blood vessels.

26. The cashew tree's leaves and bark as well as the popular cashew apple possess herbal health benefits that include killing bacteria and germs, stopping diarrhea, drying secretions, increasing the libido, and reducing fever, blood sugar, blood pressure and body temperature.

27. The Cashew nut is also used as a popular food item across the world. It packs 5 grams of protein per ounce and high levels of the essential minerals iron, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, copper and manganese, which are utilized in holistic health solutions and healthy diets.

28. In their raw form, cashews contain 82.5 milligrams of magnesium per ounce, or 21 percent of the daily recommended value of the heart healthy mineral, which also protects against high blood pressure, muscle spasms, migraine headaches, tension, soreness and fatigue.

29. With 37.7 percent of the daily recommended value of monounsaturated fats, cashews can reduce triglyceride levels in diabetics, protecting them from further complications.

30. Integrating frequent nut consumption into your diet, especially raw cashews, may lower the risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes, the most commonly diagnosed form of diabetes.

31. It is also said that women taking at least one ounce of nuts specially cashew per week gives them a 25 percent lower risk of developing gallstones.

32. Research has also shown that chemicals in cashew nuts kill gram positive bacteria, a pervasive mouth affliction that causes tooth decay, acne, tuberculosis and leprosy.

Nutritional Content: Per 100 gms.
•Thiamine: .63 mg.
•Riboflavin: .19 mg.
•Niacin: 2.1 mg.
•Calcium: 46 mg.
•Phosphorus: 428 mg.
•Fat: 48.2 gm.
•Carbohydrates: 27 gm.
•Protein: 18.5 gm.
•Calories: 578

I think you will take the actual benefits from the cashew nuts & use them properly to frame your life.

There are certain disadvantages also which you must take care while consuming the Cashew Nuts. The first problem you may face is you will surely like the taste & which will make those nuts more tempting for you & you will consume in more quantity, which will lead to increased weight.
Rest other problem will automatically follow when you increase you weight. So, I advise you to take in as much advised for your health.

About the Author: Rohit Gala Is Passionate about helping people till all the people are finally happy & that is why he has joined this counseling course to know people & solve their problems faster. He also likes playing games like Shot- put, javelin throw & Chess. He is a BMS Graduate in finance.

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