Posted by Shrenuj Jalan

Everyone loves cashews and raisins. We put it in all our delicious and festival meals and also snatch from the kitchen occasionally. It may be a tad costly than the other items in our kitchen, but it is tasty and it also provides a lot of health benefits. Read on to discover them so that next time your mother kicks you out of kitchen for stealing them, you will have a legitimate excuse to offer. It really works.

Benefits of Cashews

It prevents cancer. These days, cancers are as common as common cold. So preventive measures must be taken and what better than cashew nuts which is tasty and healthy. The proanthocyanidins present in cashews will fight against the cancer cells and prevents you from developing cancer especially in colon.

Cashew nuts are good for your heart too. It contains less fat when compared to other nuts and also contains oleic acid which is good for your heart. It is free from cholesterol and the antioxidants present in it will keep heart diseases away. Magnesium present in cashews will help to lower your blood pressure.

If you have ever dreamed of having that thick black hair, you can get it by having cashews every day. Copper gives the black color for your hair and cashews are full of copper. Daily intake of these nuts will prevent you from contracting gallstones. Cashew nuts have good cholesterol and those who eat cashews at least twice a week is likely to gain less weight when compared to those who don’t eat them weekly.

It is high on vitamins and will keep you safe from conditions like anemia. Vitamins like pantothenic acid, niacin and thiamin are present in cashews. It also has the ability to protect our bodies form macular degeneration.

Health Benefits of Raisin

Daily consumption of raisins will help in your digestion process. It also gives relief from constipation.  For regular bowel movement and wastage disposal, try taking a few raisins every day.

If you are anemic or prone to anemia, raisins is a must have. Raisins have iron and B-complex vitamins. These help in treatment of anemia. Red blood cell production is greatly improved by copper and this is present in raisins in abundance.

Raisins contain an antioxidant called cateching and this helps in body’s fight against the free radicals. These free radicals are responsible for tumors and cancers. Potassium and magnesium present in raisins will help in toxin removal and in preventing conditions like arthritis, cardiovascular diseases, gout and kidney stones.

Anti inflammatory antioxidants are also present in raisins. They possess and exhibit anti bacterial tendencies which will lower fever and kill the bacteria responsible for it. Have a few raisins daily for preventing common diseases.  The polyphenolic phytonutrients found in raisins will keep your eyesight healthy. It fights against the free radicals responsible for weakening vision and muscular degeneration. A-Carotenoid, beta carotene and vitamin A is also present in raisins and is helpful for maintaining healthy eyesight.