From diabetes to heart health: Here’s how cashews can make a difference

Bowl of roasted and salted cashew nuts on slate

Winter is indeed the time to consume foods that are nutritious and help keep the body warm and healthy. One such nutritious food item are nuts, and their regular consumption is highly recommended. However, when it comes to choosing what to eat among the many varieties, people tend to assume that “healthy nuts” are limited to just almonds or walnuts. But that is not the case, explained celebrity nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar in an Instagram post.

“Cashews are the produce of India and Africa and they are just as good as almonds and walnuts, if not any better. But you will still have doctors and dieticians who recommend eating almonds and walnuts but not cashews as they have cholesterol in them,” she said.

Diwekar further mentioned how the fruit of the nut is “five times richer in Vitamin C than one orange”. Apart from being good for boosting immunity, vitamin C is also cardioprotective. The nutrient can give you healthy joints and heart.

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