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All About The Health Benefits of Cashew Nuts

Cashew nuts are kidney-shaped seeds that grow on the cashew tree, mostly in South- and Central America.

Cashew nuts can be eaten both as snacks, but these nuts can also be used in cooking and to make a lovely nut paste. They are also extremely healthy, and some of the health benefits of cashew nuts are:

  • They have a much lower fat content than most other nuts
  • The fat they do have in them is "good fat" (unsaturated fatty acids)
  • One of the greatest health benefits of cashews is that they promote good cardiovascular health
  • Especially beneficial for those suffering from diabetes
  • These nuts have no cholesterol
  • They are highly energizing
  • They are rich in antioxidants and help prevent cancer
  • They are also a good source of magnesium. A lack of magnesium can cause many health issues, so eating cashews on a regular basis is a great way to make sure you get enough magnesium.
  • This is not exactly one of the health benefits of cashew nuts, but they also have a high amount of dietary fiber, which is good for weight loss and controlling your weight.
  • Cashew nuts have a very high copper content, which aids the flexibility in bones, joints and blood vessels.