Cashews are nuts with a sweet flavour and originated in South Africa. Cashews can solve a lot of lifestyle-related health issues.

Cashews are sold raw, roasted, salted and unsalted, they provide a lot of nutrients and is beneficial to your body.

1 ounce of raw cashews contains

● Calories- 157

● Sugar- 1.68 grams

● Fibre- 0.9 grams

● Protein- 5.17 grams

● Fat- 12.43 grams

● Carbohydrates- 8.56 grams

Health Benefits

Gallstones: It is said that daily consumption of nuts reduces the need for surgery in case of the stone in gallbladder. It has been observed that women intaking 5 ounces of nuts daily have a lower risk of developing

Keep the heart safe: The polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fatty acid present in cashews lowers the level of LDL cholesterol and triglycerides level, which further reduced the risk of stroke or cardiac arrest.

Keep bone healthy: Copper deficiency associates with lower bone mineral density, which increases the chances of osteoporosis. Cashews contain a high level of copper. Therefore intake of cashews daily protects the body from such conditions.

Health Risk 

● Raw cashews contain a substance called urushiol, which comes under poison ivy. This substance is toxic to the body and can cause skin reaction for some people.

● Cashews contain unsaturated fat which is not very much helpful to the body

● People with a nut allergy should avoid intake of cashew as it contains allergens that can cause anaphylactic shocks which is life-threatening.