Are Cashews Healthy?

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Cashews, notable for a lower fat content than many other nuts, are a healthy addition to the diet. Full of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats and antioxidants, eating cashews regularly can reduce the risk of heart disease.

Cashews have a high copper content, which is necessary for many processes in the body, such as free radical elimination, the utilization of iron and the production of melanin. Cashews also have magnesium, which is vital to maintaining strong bones. While nuts are high in fat, studies have shown that people who regularly eat nuts are less likely to gain weight than people who never or rarely eat nuts.