Benefits Of Chasew Nuts

flow1759 By flow1759, 1st Sep 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/1h6-k542/
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The kidney shaped or bean shaped nuts have so many health benefits, a few of which are stated.

What Cashew Nut Can Do For You

1. Prevents Cancer
Proanthocyanidins are a class of flavonols which fight against tumor cells by stopping them to divide further. These proanthocyanidins and high copper content in cashew nuts help fight against cancerous cells and keeps you away from colon cancer. This is one of the major cashew nut benefits.


2. Healthy Heart
Cashews contain low fat content when compared to other nuts and that too in the oleic acid form which is very healthy for heart. They are cholesterol free and the antioxidants present keeps you away from heart diseases.


3. Lowers High Blood Pressure
Cashew nuts lower your blood pressure with the help of magnesium present in them.


4. Helps Hair
Copper is the mineral which helps your hair get that color. So if you take cashews which are full of copper content, you can get that black hair that you always wished forn


5. Healthy Bones
Like calcium, magnesium is also important for bone
health which is the main content in cashew nuts.


6. Healthy Nerves
Magnesium is stored on the bones surface which prevents calcium from entering the nerve cells and thus keeps the blood vessels and muscles relaxed. Insufficient amount of magnesium can lead calcium to enter the blood vessels leading them to contract. It also leads to high blood pressure, migraine headache etc.


7. Prevents Gallstones
Daily intake of cashewnut can reduce the risk of
developing gallstones up to 25%.


8. Helps in Weight Loss
Even though cashew nuts are considered as fats, it contains good cholesterol. So contrary to popular belief, those who eat cashews at least twice a week gain less weight when compared to those who eat less.


9. Anti-oxidants
Selenium, copper, magnesium etc. act as co-factors for many enzymes.


10. Helps Digestion
Cashew nuts help in growth and development, nucleic acid synthesis and digestion.



11. High on Vitamins
Cashew nuts are rich in vitamins like riboflavin, pantothenic acid, thiamin, niacin etc. These vitamins keep you safe from sideroblastic anemia, pellagra, etc.


12. Healthy Gums and Teeth
As mentioned before, the magnesium content present in cashew nuts is very good for bones. So it gives healthy teeth as well as strong gums to hold them.


13. Pleasant sleep
After menopause, these cashew nuts can give you relaxed and pleasant sleep during nights.


14. Free Radicals
Cashew nuts help our body to utilize iron properly and eliminate free radicals which cause health problems.


15. Macular Degeneration
Cashew nuts have the ability to filter Sun’s UV rays
and protect us from macular degeneration ( 12 ).


Now that you know the health benefits of Cashew nuts, ensure that you eat a few once every week I am sure you already love them.

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author avatar brendamarie
3rd Sep 2015 (#)

Thanks for all the great information about cashews.

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author avatar flow1759
5th Sep 2015 (#)

you're welcome! @brendamarie

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