Gram positive bacteria cause leprosy, tooth decay, pneumonia, acne and tuberculosis. Luckily, one natural substance can effectively be used against all these diseases. This amazing cure is cashew nut.
The seed of cashew fruit or cashew apple is a cashew nut. These trees mostly grow in India and Brazil, but they can be also found in Southeast Asia and some parts of Africa.
Cashew nuts are part of folk medicine for many centuries, and native people of these places often use cashew leaves and bark to treat a toothache.
The cashews have a lower fat content than the other nuts, about 82% of the fat is unsaturated fatty acids, and around 66% of the unsaturated fatty acid content are those heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, very similar to those that you can find it in the olive oil.
According to many studies, diabetes patients who consume this monounsaturated fat can drastically reduce triglyceride levels.
Many studies from Japan confirmed that bacteria-fighting components found in cashews and juice destroy tooth decay tuberculosis, acne, leprosy, Francisella tularensis and Streptococcus pneumoniae. One part of the acid dissolved in 200000 parts of water is enough to kill the Gram positive bacteria in only 15 minutes. The anacardic acids also have antioxidant, antitumor and anti-Helicobacter pylori properties.
One recent study published in Nature’s British Journal of Cancer claimed that eating cashew nuts can effectively reduce the risk of pancreatic cancer. Eating only an ounce of cashew nuts weekly can lower the risk of developing gallstones. An ounce of cashew nuts equals to about 2 tablespoons of nut butter, or 28.6 nuts. The cashew nuts work best if eaten as a snack or tossed in a salad or oatmeal.
A recent study that was published in the Obesity journal claimed that people who ate nuts at least twice a week had lower risk of weight gain. Another study from Spain discovered that people who ate nuts twice a week had a 31% less chance to gain weight compared to those who rarely ate nuts.
So, we advice you if you want to protect yourself from heart failure or weight gain try to include these healthy and delicious nuts!