Cashews except for being very tasty snacks , are also are very friendly to the body. The fruit of this exotic plant is a treasure trove of nutrients – vitamins C, B1, B2, B6 and E, and niacin , zinc , potassium , sodium , copper , fluorine , iodine , calcium , iron and phosphorus. These nuts are composed of many fats that give them the high calorific value.
These nuts are recommended in cases of mental exertion , especially students, and those who sit long before PC.
Cashews have many health benefits. They have antibacterial and antiseptic action, acts against inflammation, has property diuretic, relieves cough, lowers blood sugar and high blood pressure, purifies the intestines and normally acts as an aphrodisiac, and like antidepressant, too! This theory was verified by the numerous studies done for this tasty nut. It helps in the fight against excess calories , also. One hand cashews a day, increases the secretion of the hormone that signals the brain that you are not hungry, so it also helps to lose weight.
According to a health claim for nuts first established by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2003, scientific evidence suggests that the recommended daily intake of nuts is 1.5 ounces (42 grams) per day of most nuts (as part of an overall healthy diet) may be able to reduce risk of heart disease.
It also effectively destroys the bacteria Helicobacter pylori , which is cause of stomach ulcers , and in its shell was discovered anakardic acid , which is believed to kill cancer cell.