Friday, 2 August 2013

Cashew Nut 'A Healthy Snack'

Cashew nuts are a delicious snack and have many health benefits. 

They are high in calories,100 g of nuts provide 553 calories. They are packed with soluble dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals and numerous health-promoting phyto-chemicals that help protect from diseases and cancers.

Cashew nut contains polyunsaturated fat and monounsaturated fat, which is high. Both of these fats can increase your body's health. Cashew nuts also contain phosphorus, magnesium, copper, and high amounts of tryptophan. In addition, nuts are a source of vitamin B, potassium, and folic acid.

Cashew nut contains more than 80 nutrients, Cashew nuts have no cholesterol, so it is good for people with heart problems. In addition, there are also monounsaturated fat content that helps produce good cholesterol and improve blood circulation.
Cashews contain less saturated fat than other nuts such as almonds and walnuts.
Iron and calcium is also found in cashew nuts, although in small quantities.

Cashews contain 5 g of protein for every ounce. In addition, cashew nuts also contain 82.5 mg (21 percent of the daily intake) of magnesium, which is protective against high blood pressure and works with calcium to promote strong bone structure. Cashew nuts can increase blood pressure, but this only occurs in cashew nuts that contain sodium (salt) in high numbers. So, for people who have high blood pressure, you should look for cashew nuts that contain little or no salt at all.

Cashew nuts also contain high fiber so good for digestion and help you lose weight if consumed in moderation (too much eating cashew nuts actually cause weight gain).

Cashew’s has high copper content is vital in energy production, greater flexibility in blood vessels, bones and joints.

Cashew nut consumption helps the body utilize iron, eliminate free radicals, develop bone and connective tissue, and produce the skin and hair pigment melanin.

Cashews may help increase oxygen to the brain. Cashew nuts play an important role in enhancing memory. This is because of polyunsaturated fats and monounsaturated fats for the production of brain cells. The brain relies on two types of fat, and cashews have a high content of both fat.

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