Cashew nuts are one of the most popular, and tastiest, nuts in the US and, did you know that they are very good for you? We take a look at the top 10 health benefits of eating Cashews
Prevents Heart Disease
High blood pressure is a major risk factor when it comes to heart disease and stroke. Nuts,m including cashews are low in fat compared and contain oleic acid which promotes good heart health. Cashews are also low in cholesterol and can help promote our good cholesterol.
Reduces the Risk Of Diabetes
Cashews can help improve the ratio of HDL ( good cholesterol) to LDL (bad cholesterol) cholesterol as well as helping to balance blood sugar levels. The combination of these two processes can help reduce the risk of diabetes as well as treating pre-diabetes as part of an overall low-sugar and low-fat diet.
Works As A Cancer Chemo Preventive Agent
Cashews contain antioxidants called proanthocyanidins that are believed to reduce the amount of oxygen that reaches tumors. This could potentially help in the fight against cancer and reduce the need for chemotherapy.
Boosts Bone & Oral Health
Cashews are rich in copper that helps promote flexible bones, joints, and teeth. The magnesium in cashews will help your overall bone and oral health, keeping you feeling stronger and healthier.
Enjoying your RDA (recommended daily allowance) of cashews on a daily basis can reduce the chances of you getting gallstones as they are rich in fiber to help food be digested effectively.
Boosts the Immune System
Antioxidants help fight inflammatory disease and boost our immune system so that we are less prone to disease. Cashew nuts are high in antioxidants which means they can help us say fit and healthy.
Reduces the Risk of Anemia
Copper deficiencies can cause low blood counts and anemia which is why eating cashews can help reduce your risk of either of these conditions.
Promotes Strong Hair
The copper found in cashews has been found to protect hair from falling out, going grey, or breaking due to damage. We are not promising that you will not go grey or bald but eating cashews will make your hair much stronger overall.
Cashews contain high levels of lutein and zeaxanthin which promote healthy cell production and are especially important to our eye health. Studies have shown that eating a handful of cashew nuts a day can help those with eye conditions that would eventually lead to a total loss of eyesight.
Good for Teeth and Gums
We mentioned earlier that cashews can help build stronger teeth but they are also great for gum health. The act of eating harder foods like nuts will promote a lot of saliva which will neutralize bacteria in the mouth and the antioxidants in the nuts can help keep away gum disease.