Cashews nuts are kidney-shaped seeds observe to the bottom of the cashew apple that grows in the coastal areas of northeastern Brazil. These nuts have excellent healing properties which can kill the bacteria that cause acne, tooth decay, pneumonia and tuberculosis.

In the market you can find these nuts without the shell, that’s because they contain caustic resin also known as cashew balm which must be carefully removed before usage.

The leading commercial producers of cashews today are Brazil, India, Tanzania, Mozambique and Nigeria.
The cashews have a lower fat content than the other nuts, about 82% of the fat is unsaturated fatty acids, and around 66% of the unsaturated fatty acid content are those heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, very similar to those that you can find it in the olive oil

Many studies have shown that patients with diabetes consume this monounsaturated fat reduce the high level of triglyceride levels.

Destroy gram positive bacteria

The most efficient compound in the cashew nuts are the anacardic acids which has the ability to kill gram positive bacteria that causes  tooth decay, tuberculosis, acne, leprosy, Francisella tularensis, Streptococcus pneumoniae.

1 part anacardic acid dissolved to 200,000 parts water to as low as 1 part in 2,000,000 is absolutely lethal to Gram positive bacteria in just 15 minutes

Antioxidant, antitumor and anti-Helicobacter pylori properties are also part of the liquid inside the cashew nut-shell and the anacardic acids.

Writing in Nature’s British Journal of Cancer, one group that made an analysis reported that the eating of nuts including the cashew nuts was discovered to be inversely connected with the risk of pancreatic cancer.

Many studies and data collected showed that women who eat minimum 1 ounce of cashew nuts every week lower the risk od developing gallstones.

1 ounce of cashew nuts is just 28.6 nuts or 2 tablespoons of nut butter, and because it can prevent gallbladder disease, maybe it is great to eat cashews as an afternoon snack, or maybe tossing some cashews on your salad or oatmeal.

Including the nuts is your diet lowers the risk of weight gain

One recent study published in OBESITY journal shows that people who eat nuts minimum 2 per week has lower risk to gain weight.

One 28 month study that included 8,865 adult women and men in Spain discovered that those who ate nuts minimum 2 times per week, were 31 percent less likely to gain weight than those who never or rarely ate nuts. Among the study participants who gained weight, those who never or rarely ate nuts gained more weight than those who ate nuts minimum 2 times per week.

In addition to the article if you want to protect yourself from hart failure or gaining weight try to include some of this nuts in your diet.


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