Cashew Health Benefits

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.

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.

Lowers High Blood Pressure

Cashew nuts lower your blood pressure with the help of magnesium present in them.

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 for.

Healthy Bones

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

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.

Prevents Gallstones

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

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.

Anti-oxidants

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