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“Cashew prevents cardiovascular and chronic diseases” - María F. Carzon, Bachelor degree in Human Nutrition

“Eating 1/2 cup of cashews a day may help prevent heart disease” - Toni Tran, Bachelor of Science - BS - Dietetics/Dietitian

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Quantity recommendation by Iyanuoluwa Oyetunji

Master of Science in Medicine, specialization in Human Nutrition · 2 years of experience · South Africa

  • The serving size of cashew may depend on the size of the fruit. About one cup of the fruit may be appropriate per day. Cashew may be consumed daily, however consuming a diverse range of fruits is recommended.

Benefits by Maria Arienti

Postgraduate in Nutritional Support/Bachelor in Nutrition · 13 years of experience · Argentina

  • Cashew contains vitamin C and zinc which play a vital role in strengthening the immune system protecting against infections and helping in wound healing.
  • Cashew prevents cardiovascular disease as it has good fats called oleic acid, and antioxidants which reduce triglyceride blood levels and protect the heart.
  • Cashew helps in the prevention of some types of cancer such as breast, colon and prostate, due to it contains lycopene, beta-carotene and cardanol which inhibits the proliferation of tumours as it reduces oxidate stress.

Side effects by Michael Colangelo

Master of Science (M.S.) in Nutrition · 15 years of experience · USA

  • Individuals with a tree nut or a peanut allergy may also be allergic or become allergic to cashews. Risk of a cashew allergy is higher if individuals have other tree nut or peanut allergies.

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This is for information purpose only, and should not be considered as a substitute for medical expertise. These are opinions from an external panel of individual nutritionists, and not to be considered as opinion of Microsoft. Please seek professional help regarding any health conditions or concerns.

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