Cashews are high in calories they are packed with soluble dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals and numerous health-promoting phyto-chemicals that help protect from diseases and cancers.
They are rich in “heart-friendly” monounsaturated-fatty acids like oleic, and palmitoleic acids which help lower harmful LDL-cholesterol while increasing good HDL cholesterol in the blood.
Cashew nuts are abundant sources of essential minerals, especially manganese, potassium, copper, iron, magnesium, zinc, and selenium are concentrated in these nuts.
A handful of cashew nuts a day in the diet would provide enough of these minerals and may help prevent deficiency diseases.
However, in some people, gastrointestinal discomfort can result from an over-consumption of cashew nuts.
Others people might experience nausea, diarrhea, abdominal cramping, coughing, and vomiting if they have an allergy to cashews.