5 – Cashews for healthy bones
Cashews are a great source of copper, magnesium and zinc, 3 minerals that play a part in bone health.
Zinc is an essential mineral necessary for mineralization of bone and normal synthesis of collagen, which is the main component of connective tissue and is found abundantly in bones. Dietary copper deficiency has been shown to cause bone defects and osteoporosis. Magnesium is mitogenic (causes cell division) in osteoblasts (the major cellular component of bone) and magnesium depletion inhibits cellular growth.