Cashew nuts (popularly known as Caju in India) with the shape of kidney are rich in vitamin E, rich source of minerals, including magnesium and zinc but high in fat and calories (around 50 percent, 100 g of nuts provide 553 calories) have many health benefits however cashew nuts need to be unsalted and un-oiled.
Just like almond, cashew nuts can also help in lower blood pressure because of its magnesium content and magnesium also helps in healthy bones.
Cashews also contains copper content which can help in having black hairs. Some of the studies suggest that daily intake of cashew nut can reduce the risk of developing gallstones by up to 25 percent.
Cashews contains a powerful antioxidant called Zea Xanthin which is easily absorbed by our retina, and forms a protective layer over our retina which prevents the harmful UV rays. Small quantities of Zea Xanthin also helps prevent age related macular degeneration in elderly people.
Cashew nuts are rich in vitamins such as riboflavin, pantothenic acid, niacin etc. These vitamins keep you safe from health conditions such as anemia.
Research studies show that cashew nut intake has cholesterol-lowering effect, and beneficial effects on oxidative stress, inflammation.
Although nutritious, cashews nuts are perceived as something which increases weight gain because of high calories content, however, cashew nuts contain healthy fats that help lower cholesterol levels and keep our heart healthy.