It is cashew season again in Nigeria and while many are rushing this wonderful fruits already, some are still lagging behind. Well, in case you are doubting the power of cashew fruit, do you know this wonderful fruit has been rated one of the most nutritious fruits in the world?
Yes, you heard that right, feeding on this fruit is ingesting most of the nutrients your body needs to be healthy and function effectively.
For starters, cashew fruit is a powerhouse of protein, and other minerals like copper, calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorous, potassium and zinc.
Do you think that’s all? Studies also showed cashew to be rich in vitamin C, vitamin B1 (thiamin), vitamin B2(riboflavin), vitamin B3 (niacin), vitamin B6, folate, vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol), and vitamin K.
Below are some benefits your body gets when you eat cashew fruit.
1.. It boosts the immune system: A strong immune system is needed to wade off disease in the body and the presence of zinc and cashew makes it a top reference when you are looking for a way to strengthen your immune system.
2. Prevents Cancer: Cashew fruit has powerful antioxidants like anacardic acids, cardanols, and cardols, and research has shown these antioxidants are effective against tumor and cancer cell.
3. Promotes Healthy Muscles and Nerves: The presence of magnesium in cashew makes it important, not just in the development of bones but also tissues and muscles.
The presence of magnesium also helps the nerve and maintain healthy blood pressure.
4. Helps In Controlling Cholesterol Level: One part of this fruit that is also beneficial is the nut. Cashew nut has been shown to be effective in controlling the cholesterol level of the body. It is also low in fat when compared with other nuts. All these will help to maintain a good heart condition thereby keeping stroke condition at bay.
5. It Prevents Anemia: Iron is crucial to the health as it helps in carrying oxygen around the body. A deficiency in iron could be catastrophic. Cashew fruit is rich in iron and thus can work as a supplement, especially when taken in a reasonable quantity over time.