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Not just Almonds and Walnuts, Catch on the Goodness of Cashews Too!

Reasons to include this tasty nut in your healthy snacking routine.

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| Contributor Content| UPDATED: February 6, 2018, 12:35 PM IST
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Almonds and walnuts are the most popular nuts due to the plethora of benefits they come packed with, however, Cashew nuts are fret upon with a common myth that they make you gain weight. Contrary to the belief, cashew nuts are full of good fat and aid weight loss. Eating two servings of mixed nuts including cashews, every day, can help reduce the risk heart diseases, cancer, diabetes and aid weight loss. Let us take you through few benefits of cashew nuts aka Kaju that give you all the right reasons to include this tasty nut in your healthy snacking routine.

1. Heart Healthy

The Arginine content of cashews protects the inner lining of artery walls, they are rich in Oleic acid and are cholesterol-free, which makes them one of the best nuts to munch on for a great heart health.

2. Aid Weight Loss

The Monounsaturated (MUFA) and Polyunsaturated (PUFA) fats found in cashews help manage weight while reducing the fat build up.

3. Eye Health

Cashews are rich in lutein and zeaxanthin that inhibit the growth of cataracts and macular degeneration. These compounds aid eye health and are quintessential for children, adults and elderly.

4. Prevents Cancer

Rich in antioxidants like anacardic acids, cardanols, and cardols, cashews help your body to take on free radicals that are the primary cause of most cancers. Eating cashews and other nuts, every day, is a good preventive measure against cancer. Cashews are good for cancer patients undergoing treatment.

5. Blood Health

Iron and Copper present in cashew nuts aid the formation as well as utilization of RBCs thereby boosting your immune system, nervous system as well as keeping blood vessels healthy.
First Published: February 6, 2018, 12:35 PM IST
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