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9 Amazing Health Benefits of Cashew Nuts (or Kaju)

9 Amazing Health Benefits of Cashew Nuts (or Kaju)

Cashews are the most beloved nuts but do you know, they are grown on trees known as ‘Cashew Apples’.

Here are some benefits of KAJU or CASHEW NUT

  1. Good for Heart

In general, walnuts, cashew nuts, peanuts, almonds, pistachios and pine nuts are a healthy snack to carry keep with you as they are rich in monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats. Perfect to eat a mix of them or try different nuts each day for your Heart. Nut consumption improves blood lipid levels.

  1. Regulates Blood Pressure

Dietary intakes of cashew and other foods rich in magnesium help to regulate blood pressure. Magnesium is also involved in the treatment of hypertension.

  1. Healthy Bone Structure

Cashews are a good source of copper, magnesium, phosphorus and zinc which are required for bone building. Rich in Manganese they assist the body in maintaining healthy bone structure by helping in making enzymes needed to build strong bones. Cashew Nuts are also rich in Phosphorus which helps build bones. Being rich in Magnesium they also help in the formation of bones and teeth.

  1. Healthy for Diabetics

Peanuts, Almonds, Walnuts and Cashews are rich in protein and healthy monounsaturated fats which won’t spike your blood sugar levels.

They are a healthy snack for Diabetics and good to carry a handful with you when you are travelling. They have a low Glycemic Index of 25 which will not spike your insulin levels and keep you healthy. Cashew Nuts are rich in Magnesium which improves insulin response by lowering insulin resistance. Having very low magnesium will result in the pancreas not secrete enough insulin to control our blood sugar.

So Cashew Nuts are a Diabetic’s friend.

  1. Low Carbs

For those on a Low Carbs diet, Cashews are the perfect answer. A handful of Cashews has only 6 grams of carbs.

Also, you are eating a NUT which is really healthy.

  1. Helps in the formation of Red Blood Cells

 Cashews are rich in copper which helps in the formation of red blood cells. It also helps in keeping bones and immune system healthy.

  1. Keeps Anaemia at bay

Cashews have Copper and Iron which increases the oxygen-carrying capacity of our red blood cells. This makes sure that the bill lion cells in your body get oxygenated blood and prevent you from feeling tired.

  1. Prevents your Hair from whitening

Copper, zinc and iron are associated with premature greying of hair. Cashews are rich in Copper and Zinc which keep your hair healthy and prevent premature greying of hair. Vitamin B3 enhances proper blood circulation in the scalp.

  1. Keeps your Skin Healthy

Cashews are rich in copper which helps in collagen formation in the skin and bones.

Collagen gives skin the strength, flexibility and replaces dead skin.

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