Cashew for weight gain: Are Cashew nuts fattening?

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πŸ’₯ *Do Cashew Nuts Cause Weight Gain?*

Despite a high nutritional value, cashews have gained a reputation of inducing weight gain due to the excessive amount of calories they contain.

Cashew nut, also popularly known as Kaju is a dry fruit that is widely consumed in various ways- be it snacks, sweet dishes, curries or just as it is.

Cashew for weight gain: Are Cashew nuts fattening?
Cashew for weight gain: Are Cashew nuts fattening?

Despite a high nutritional value, cashews have gained a reputation of inducing weight gain due to the excessive amount of calories they contain.

πŸ‘‰ *But is it true that cashew nuts cause weight gain? Do they add to the calories in the body?*

Cashew nuts do not cause weight gain unless they are eaten in excess. They are high in calories, which is why cashews have a certain reputation, but if mixed with a handful of other nuts like almond, walnut, they wouldn’t affect much, considering you are eating them in a small quantity. I would also suggest eating roasted plain cashews rather than salted and fried ones.

Most nuts with the presence of fats are assumed as fattening. However, cashew nuts contain healthy fats that help lower cholesterol levels and keep your heart healthy. In fact, cashews have fibre content that keeps you satiated for a longer period and further prevents hunger pangs and cravings.

Just an handful of cashew nut per day is recommended.

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CASHEW NUTS

Nuts and seeds are considered antioxidants powerhouse and cashew are no exceptions. Their benefits range fromπŸ‘‡

β€’ They are rich in unsaturated fats which are linked to a lower risk of heart disease

β€’ They are low in sugar

β€’ They are a good source of fibre

β€’ They are proteinous

β€’ They contain antioxidants

β€’They are an excellent source of vitamin B6 and vitamin K

β€’They are rich in minerals like magnesium, iron, zinc

Excessive consumption may lead to bloating. Remember, moderation is key!

Β©Ruqoyyah Jaiyesimi

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