As with other nuts in their family, cashew nut is also high in the calorie count (1 ounce=160 calories and 12gms fat) but rich in vitamin E and a good source of minerals, particularly magnesium and zinc. What makes cashew nut stand out is that it contains zero cholesterol and most of the fat is healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. It does contain higher saturated fat content (17%) than most other nuts (walnuts, almonds= 6-7%) but nutritionists believe the benefits far outweigh it.
Cashew nut has a healthy mix of essential fatty acids – 1:3:1 ratio of saturated to monounsaturated to polyunsaturated fats. Monounsaturated fatty acids promote HDL (considered “good” cholesterol), which reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease.
U.S. FDA and the American Heart Association recommend consuming unsalted nuts (not more than 1.5 ounces of mixed nuts/day) as a healthy source of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats.
They are yummy. Practice moderation. And try avoiding the fried, salted ones. Roasted, salted better. Or plain. They are also used to thicken some Indian gravy dishes.
High amount of niacin, very good, like everything, eat in moderation, about a handful a day is as good as any anti depressant drug/ bettter....
if taken in a limited quantity its good i had a cousin he used to eat d lots he developed kidney problem i dont know if it was linked with his cashew eating .Actually too much of anything is too bad.
Carbs aren't bad. Your brain needs carbs. I'm not saying eat a bread and nuts. I'm saying eat your veggies and fruits!
Keep in mind. All nuts and legumes (and wheat btw) all have phytic acid (an anti nutrient- look it up). You can get healthy fats and antioxidants and minerals elsewhere.