- High levels of iron, magnesium, zinc, copper, phosphorus, and manganese.
- Monounsaturated fatty acids that promote healthy levels of good cholesterol or “HDL”. …
- Magnesium, which protects against high blood pressure and supports healthymuscles and bones
Heart-Protective Monounsaturated Fats
Not only do cashews have a lower fat content than most other nuts, approximately 82% of their fat is unsaturated fatty acids, plus about 66% of this unsaturated fatty acid content are heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, similar to those found in olive oil. Studies of diabetic patients show that monounsaturated fat, when added to a low-fat diet, can help to reduce high triglyceride levels. Triglycerides are a form in which fats are carried in the blood, and high triglyceride levels are associated with an increased risk for heart disease, so ensuring you have some monounsaturated fats in your diet by enjoying cashews is a good idea, especially for persons with diabetes.
Depth Nutritional Profile for Cashews, featuring information over 80 nutrients, can be found under the Food Rating System Chart.