Cashews are one of my favorite snacks because of its health benefits and because with just a few I feel full for a while.
Here a good tip that might help you at night: have about 1/4 cup of cashews before the dinner to avoid overeating 🙂
Cashews offer several health benefits, although many avoid eating them because of their fat content. The fact is that cashews contain less fat than many other nuts, and what they do contain is primarily unsaturated fat. Unsaturated fats can help lower cholesterol levels and improve heart health. Along with delivering healthy fats, cashews have a positive impact on your health in several other ways.
Provide Necessary Minerals
Cashews can help maintain your body’s balance of minerals needed for optimum health, as they are high in mineral content, with copper being the most abundant. A 1-oz. serving of roasted cashews contains 0.6 mg of copper, which is more than 30 percent of the recommended intake set by the Institute of Medicine. Copper is needed by your body for the production of hemoglobin, collagen, elastin and the protection of nerve fibers. Other minerals in cashews include magnesium, phosphorus, manganese, zinc, iron, potassium, selenium and calcium. Cashews contain only a trace of sodium unless you purchase salted nuts.
Although the vitamin content in cashews is not as generous as their mineral content, they still contribute toward your recommended daily intake. The same 1-oz. serving that delivers several minerals gives you over 10 percent of your recommended daily vitamin K intake, which is necessary for your blood to clot properly. Cashews also provide the B vitamins, in smaller amounts, and a trace of vitamin E. Along with vitamins, cashews add fiber and protein to your diet.
Cashew nuts help in growth and development, nucleic acid synthesis and digestion.
Healthy Gums and Teeth:
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.
Cashew nuts have the ability to filter Sun’s UV rays and protect us from macular degeneration.
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.