10 Proven Health Benefits of the Cashew Nut

6 – Cashews for the immune system

Cashew nuts are a good source of zinc, which plays a vital role in the strengthening of the immune system against microbial infections.1✅ JOURNAL REFERENCE
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A zinc deficiency can compromise immune system function, as zinc is important for immune system cell development.

Zinc deficiency is associated with elevated inflammation and zinc supplementation has been shown to shorten the duration and reduce the severity of the common cold.


Cashews for the immune system

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