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Is the Cashew Nut Good for Health?

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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.

Dr Janardhana Hebbar

Senior Ayurvedic Consultant at CureJoy, Dr. Hebbar has authored 4 books on Ayurveda. Special interests are Kayachikitsa (Internal Medicine) and Shalya chikitsa (Surgery).

Dr Janardhana Hebbar

Senior Ayurvedic Consultant at CureJoy, Dr. Hebbar has authored 4 books on Ayurveda. Special interests are Kayachikitsa (Internal Medicine) and Shalya chikitsa (Surgery).

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Theresa Rine
Theresa Rine 5pts

That's why I luv cashews :). Eat them every night\U0001f60a

Sum Ting Wong Wei
Sum Ting Wong Wei 5pts

Too much of a good thing is also bad. Moderation and balance is the key.

Suhas Khamgaonkar
Suhas Khamgaonkar 5pts

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.

Ayurveda
Ayurveda 5pts

:) Indeed add some Chia seeds too!

Ismail Shaikh
Ismail Shaikh 5pts

It's high in fiber and iron as well as high in fat

Susan Day
Susan Day 5pts

I hope so, I eat a lot of them.

Kim Fell
Kim Fell 5pts

My daughter is highly allergic to cashews. So sad

Tedra Needle
Tedra Needle 5pts

Also known to boost mood and fight depression. We buy them in bulk! \U0001f600

Vanessa Thomas
Vanessa Thomas 5pts

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....

Lakshmi Venugopalan
Lakshmi Venugopalan 5pts

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.

Betsy Santa Cruz
Betsy Santa Cruz 5pts

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!

Zoë Eden
Zoë Eden 5pts

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.

Julie Howard
Julie Howard 5pts

Cholesterol is not bad for you. Carbs are bad

Taran DeEp KaUr
Taran DeEp KaUr 5pts

Good for health and my sisters favourite dry fruit :-)

Raju Sk
Raju Sk 5pts

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