These seeds are very special indeed, they are known to be effective in the destruction of the bacteria that is responsible for tooth decay, pneumonia, tuberculosis and even acne.
The cashew nut seed is known to consist of an anacardic chemical which is the active compound that can eliminate the bacteria. These seeds are usually shaped like kidney beans and the cashew tree is a tropical fruit tree that can be found in the tropical regions of the world, such as in South America and Africa.
If you intend purchasing cashew from the open market, you will most often than not get them without their shell, this is because the shells have a resin which is used in the manufacture of products such as varnishes and insecticides. Making it harmful for human consumption, the cashew balm as it is popularly called is used by manufacturers on countries like Nigeria, India, Mozambique, Brazil and Tanzania.
You get a large amount of minerals such as; zinc, magnesium, phosphorus and manganese from cashews and they also have about 82% unsaturated fatty acids, making them one of the fruits with the lowest fat concentration. About 66% of the fatty acids are monosaturated fats which are healthy fats and are particularly good for the heart and if you are a diabetic.
Cashew Seed Fan Eliminate Gram Positive Bacteria
As mentioned earlier the anacardic acids in cashew nuts can destroy gram positive bacteria and if you should dissolve about 1 part of anacardic acid in about 200,000 parts of water, this can be used to destroy gram positive bacteria, when exposed to it for a period not exceeding 15 minutes. Bacteria that causes ailments such as; Streptococcus pneumoniae, tooth decay, Francisella tularensis, acne, tuberculosis and even leprosy can be destroyed.
The cashew nut-shell liquid is also known to be rich in antioxidants which can combat free radicals in the body responsible for the growth and development of cancer cells and tumors.
Studies have proven that cashew nut-shell liquid is effective against pancreatic cancer. In other research, it was found that a large number of women who had consumed about one ounce of cashew nuts every seven days, had their risk of having gallstones reduced by as much as 25%.
By having cashew nuts included in your daily dietary routine, you will be on your way to shedding excessive weight in no time.
Cashew nuts help to protect your cardiovascular system as well and consuming them pits you at a lower risk of having a stroke and a heart attack. In terms of cashew nuts being effective in sealing with weight gain, one 28 month long study proved that both male and female who consumed cashew nuts for a minimum of two times in seven days, had their risk of weight gain reduced by as much as 31%.