The health benefits of Cashew :
Heart Health: Around 75% of the fat present in cashews are unsaturated fatty acids, moreover, 75% of this unsaturated fat is the monounsaturated fat: oleic acid. Studies reveal that oleic acid promotes heart health, thereby keeping cardiovascular diseases at bay.
Diabetes: Several studies reveal that when monounsaturated fat is added to a low-fat diet, it helps reduce high triglyceride levels. Triglyceride is the fat form in which fats are carried in the blood, thus, high triglyceride levels are known to increase the chances of heart diseases. Consuming a diet with some monounsaturated fats is good for people with diabetes.
Gallstones Prevention: A study done on 80,000 women by the Nurses’ Health Study reveals that women who ate about 1 ounce of nuts a day had 25% lower risk of developing gallstones.
Weight Control: Often people shun away from eating cashews due to fear of weight gain. However, a study conducted and published in the journal ‘Obesity’, reveals that people consuming nuts at least 2 times a week are less likely to gain weight. Besides cashews have zero cholesterol content.
Dental Care: Cashews destroy the bacteria responsible for tooth decay, gum diseases, etc. and thus it helps the process of dental care and maintaining healthy teeth.
Antioxidants: The antioxidants present in the body help eliminate all free radicals that destroy cell membranes and act as free radical scavengers. Free radicals are harmful, as they destroy cell membranes, thereby, conducing to some form of cancer.