Here are some health benefits of cashews
* Cancer Prevention. Cashews are ripe with proanthocyanidins, a class of flavanols that actually starve tumors and stop cancer cells from dividing. Cashews can reduce your colon cancer risk. They are also good sources of phytochemicals and antioxidants that protect us from heart disease and cancer.
* Heart Health. Cashews are wonderfully cholesterol free and their high antioxidant content helps lower risk of cardiovascular and coronary heart diseases. The magnesium in cashews helps lower blood pressure and helps prevent heart attacks.
* Bone Health. Cashews are particularly rich in magnesium. Magnesium helps diminish the frequency of migraine attacks, lowers blood pressure and helps prevent heart attacks.
* Prevent Gallstones. Data collected on 80,718 women from the Nurses' Health Study demonstrates that women who eat at least an ounce of nuts each week, such as cashews, have a 25% lower risk of developing gallstones.