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Heart healthy Cashews

By on June 1, 2013 in Diet, Dieting, General, Health, Health, Lifestyle with 0 Comments

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Many people including myself love to eat cashews because of the enormous amount of health benefits, great taste and nutritive value. The following information will definitely help you realize how healthy cashews are along with being tasty.

An ounce of cashews have in stored in them,

Calories 157

Protein 5.17gm

Fiber: 0.94gm

Other nutritive contents in cashews:

When you go into detail about the minerals and vitamins that cashews contain, you will see that:

Minerals found include:

Phosphorus – 168 mg

Magnesium – 83 mg

Potassium – 187 mg

Copper – 0.622 mg

Iron – 1.89 mg

Calcium – 10 mg

Selenium – 5.6 mcg

Manganese – 0.469 mg

Zinc – 1.64 mg

Sodium – 3 mg

And other which are present in very tiny amounts.

Vitamins found in cashew nuts include:

Vitamin B1 (thiamine) – 0.12 mg

Vitamin C – 0.1 mg

Vitamin B5 – 0.245 mg

Niacin – 0.301 mg

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) – 0.016 mg

Folate – 7 mcg

Vitamin B6 – 0.118 mg

Vitamin K – 9.7 mcg

Vitamin E – 0.26 mg

And other which are present in very tiny amounts.

Health benefits of cashews nuts:

  • Cashews possess low level of fat and the fat it has is present in the form of oleic acid. Oleic acid is monounsaturated fat which is healthy for your heart and other part of the body.
  • They are rich in magnesium which maintains blood pressure and thus keep the heart in its normal tone.
  • Like many other natural substances, cashew nuts also contain flavinoids which act against tumor cells and don’t let them multiply rapidly as they do.
  • Cashews are good for people looking for healthy skin and healthy hair.
  • Calcium in cashews keeps bones strong.
  • Good for nerves and nervous system.

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