Cashew is the nut that can help you fight these bacteria. Cashew nuts are actually seeds in kidney shape that grow in the coastal regions of Brazil and thus this country is the number one producer of cashews. Other cashew manufacturing places are Nigeria, India, Tanzania and Mozambique.
Due to the anacardic chemicals in the cashew nuts they are able to kill the good bacteria that can cause tuberculosis, tooth decay, pneumonia and acne.
What you probably didn’t know is that the outside shell of the cashew is used in making varnishes and insecticides. That is why you cannot find a shelled cashew nut in the markets since the outer shell should be carefully eliminated in a different way.
Cashews have large amounts of manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc and copper. The interesting fact is that they have the lowest amount of fat than the other nuts. According to dietary experts the consumption of 1 ounce of cashews a day can reduce the risk of cardiovascular issues and the developing of gallstones.
1 ounce is the same quantity as 2 tablespoons of nut butter. The anacardic acids in the cashews and their shells is packed with antioxidants and have anti-helicobacter and anti-tumor properties. The cashew can fight of many types of cancer and even prevent pancreatic cancer. Cashews also have amounts of monounsaturated fats and that helps to lower the triglyceride levels I diabetics and prevent health complications.
According to studies cashews and other nuts can help in weight loss as they contain a lot of fiber and can make you feel fuller and satisfied. They can also protect your heart since they have cardio protective properties.
Other Benefits from Cashews:
- They contain a lot of vitamins and minerals that are essential for the whole body.
- They are packed with vitamin C.
- They can prevent cancer.
- Promote healthy bones.
- Lower high blood pressure.
- Aid digestion.