Benefits of Cashew

Posted by Puteri | 11/28/2007 11:10:00 AM | | 1 comments »

I was talking to the vendor who was selling all kinds of gourmet nuts this morning. He told me how as he was selling his cashews he used to snack on them all day. He then discovered that all his joint pains disappeared after a while. He could only think of the cashews as causing the positive effect on his joints.

According to an article by Kate Meyers, the cashew "tree's leaves and bark as well as the popular cashew apple possess herbal health benefits that include killing bacteria and germs, stopping diarrhea, drying secretions, increasing the libido, and reducing fever, blood sugar, blood pressure and body temperature. "

I have always loved cashews and with such health benefits contained within the nut itself, there is no reason not to snack on the nut!

As someone with a family history of diabetes, I am always interested in ways to prevent it from happening in myself. A quarter cup of cashews contained 37.7 percent of the daily recommended value of monounsaturated fats, and that means cashews can reduce triglyceride levels in diabetics, protecting them from further complications.

A quarter cup of cashews contains 22.3% of the daily recommended value for magnesium. A deficiency in magnesium is often associated with hip and joint pains, and I think what the nut vendor said about the pains in his joints disappearing is indeed true. Since cashews are rich in magnesium, someone suffering from joint pains from lack of magnesium will surely be helped by consuming cashews.

I recommend you read Kate Meyers article called The Nutrional Health Facts of Cashews.


  1. pat // 6:36 PM, November 29, 2007  

    I love chasew especially enti campur dalam mixed vege masakan cina.Sedapp!!Hehehe..teringat pulak mixed vege yg aku selalu order bila makai ba seafood pending :)