Health Benefits of Cashew Nuts

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Cashew nuts are popularly used in sweets, dishes and even in making popular Goan alcohol, ‘Feni’. But they are quite an healthy treat as well. Here’s why you should eat cashew nuts every day.

Vitamins and minerals present in cashew nut:

Magnesium
Iron
Vitamin B6
Calcium
Carbohydrates
Fibre

Benefits of cashew nuts:

Prevents cancer:
Cashew nuts are a good source of antioxidants such as proanthocyanidins. This flavonol is what helps fight cancerous growth. This is effective for fighting colon cancer.

Heart health: Cashews are low in fat but contains oleic acid that is effective in fighting bad cholesterol. The antioxidants available in cashew nuts help build the arteries and the cells.

Hair Colour: Cashew contains copper with is great for delaying grey hair.

Bone health: The calcium and magnesium from cashew nuts are excellent for boosting bone health. Therefore it is beneficial for healthy teeth and gums too.

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