10 Proven Health Benefits of the Cashew Nut

8 – Cashews for cholesterol

Cashew nuts are cholesterol-free, and they contain sizeable amounts of phytosterols. Phytosterols interfere with cholesterol absorption and thus help lower blood cholesterol when present in sufficient amounts in the intestinal lumen.

In all probability the phytosterol content of nuts contributes to their cholesterol-lowering effect.

Some studies have associated consumption of cashew nuts to higher HDL cholesterol levels and lower LDL cholesterol levels.1✅ JOURNAL REFERENCE
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Health Benefits of Cashew Nuts

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