Here's how consuming cashew nuts can help you with eyes, skin and hair

Updated on Oct 10, 2019 10:34 AM IST  |  2.5M
   
Here's how consuming cashew nuts can help you with eyes, skin and hair
Here's how consuming cashew nuts can help you with eyes, skin and hair
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Including nuts in your diet is advised by doctors and nutritionists. Nuts not only maintain the balance in your body but also work well to maintain the shine of your hair and skin. When it comes to cashews, it's only not in minerals but is widely used in curries in India. They are available all round the year and has a great shelf life if stored properly. Cashews are extensively popular as a munching snack and are popular gifting items during Diwali. 

 

People tend to consider cashew as a nut that aids weight gain, but adding a considerable amount of cashews in your diet can help you lose weight, are a good source of fibre and strengthen your hair. Read below to find out how consuming cashews can do wonders for your body. These things are only applicable if you consume it in considerable amount. Excess of anything is not good for your body

 

Prevents blood diseases:

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Consuming cashews daily and limited quantity can help with blood diseases. They are rich in copper, which is essential for the elimination of free radicals from the body. Copper deficiency can lead to iron deficiencies such as anaemia. Hence, adding cashews to your daily diet is recommended.

 

Good for the eye:

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Due to pollution, our eyes suffer from various infections. Cashews are packed with a powerful antioxidant pigment called ZeaXanthin. This pigment is directly absorbed by our retina. It then forms a protective layer over our retina which prevents the harmful UV rays. 

 

Good for the skin:

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Made from the nut, cashew oil can do wonders for your skin. It is rich in selenium, zinc, magnesium, iron and phosphorous. The high percentage of selenium in cashews is not only good for your skin, but it helps with skin cancer as well. 

 

Helps with shiny hair:

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Copper present in cashew oil helps in the production of skin and hair pigment called melanin. It further enhances hair colour and provides silky-smooth texture due to the presence of linoleic and oleic acids.

 

Good source of fibre:

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Research suggests cashew have a great percentage of dietary fibres. The two essential dietary fibres required by our body are oleic acid and palmitic acid. Cashews are good sources of these fibres. They aid better digestion and consumption of cashews has been related to decreased incidences of several digestive diseases.

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