Are Cashew Nuts Good For Health ?

Delicately sweet yet crunchy and delicious cashew nut is packed with energy, antioxidants, minerals and vitamins that are essential for robust health. Still Somehow from nowhere people avoid them as a part of their diet believing it would increase weight and cholesterol levels also. The problem is how easily we blame a food without even knowing the possible pros and cons. Let take a look on what cashew provide us: It contains copper, an antioxidant that works at eliminating the free radicals from your body. Free radicals put you at a risk of developing hypercholesterolemia, heart disease and the like.Copper is also an integral part of an enzyme called ‘lysyl oxidase’ which allows for cross-linking of collagen and elastin and keeps your bones, joints and most importantly the blood vessels flexible and healthy. A rich source of tryptophan, the same essential amino acid that helps you boost your metabolism and fat-burning. Neurologists also use it to reduce anxiety and depression in patients because of its ability to convert to Niacin (Vit B). Surprisingly, cashews contain zero cholesterol. All but a small amount of the fat in cashews is the good kind – oleic acid – found also in olive oil, full of Oelic acid, mono unsaturated fat (mufa), which helps you lower triglyceride and bad cholesterol. It contains magnesium which helps diminish the frequency of migraines, improve cognitive ability, and also lowers blood pressure, which can prevent heart attacks. Magnesium works with copper to provide bone strength, and with melanin and elastin to provide joint flexibility, giving the nerves just the right tension. Another ingredient in cashews is proanthocyanidins, which contain flavanols that inhibit...