GOD’s Health Message as communicated through EGW
Cashew nuts are considered to be one of the healthiest foods in the world.
Unfortunately only a small percentage of the database for natural medicines comprehensive is dedicated to this amazing nut. In order to grow, cashew nuts need humid and hot climate, which is the reason why some countries, such as Tanzania, Nigeria, Brazil and Mozambique, are the largest producers of Cashew Nuts in the world.
5 Health Benefits of Cashew Nuts
#1. These nuts possess an abundance of calories. 50 grams of Cashew nuts contain 275 calories. They are also rich in vitamins, minerals, soluble dietary fiber and numerous phytochemicals which prevent severe diseases, including cancers.
#2. These nuts are also filled with palmitoleic and oleic acids, which are great for the heart’s health. They belong in the group of essential fatty acids which can decrease the level of harmful cholesterol (LDL) and also increase the level of good cholesterol (HDL) in our blood.Mediterranean diet is based mostly on monounsaturated fatty acids, which can help organism system protect itself from coronary artery disease and strokes by supporting the blood lipid profile and it is also proven by the scientific studies.
#3. These tasty nuts are also rich in potassium, magnesium, copper, zinc, selenium and iron.
If you consume just a handful of cashews every day, you will provide the necessary amount of the above mentioned minerals and protect your organism from deficiency-related diseases.
It is very interesting that selenium is a highly important micronutrient and it works like a co-factor for antioxidant enzymes, such as Glutathione peroxides, which is known as one of the strongest antioxidants in the human body. Another one which acts as a co-factor for many important enzymes such as cytochrome c-oxidase and superoxide dismutase is copper. On the other hand, zinc, plays the same role with enzymes responsible for regulation of the progress of digestion, DNA synthesis and gonadal function.