10 Health Benefits of Cashew Nuts (SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN)

3 – Cashews and diabetes

The results of a study has suggested that cashews could reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. The study showed that cashew nut extract is beneficial for controlling blood sugar, which reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes. Anacardic acid, the active component in cashew nuts, stimulates glucose transport, resulting in elevated glucose uptake, thus reducing the amount of sugar circulating in the bloodstream. Cashews also may enhance glycolysis (metabolism of sugar into energy) which also contributes to increased glucose uptake.[3]

Other epidemiologic studies have associated nut consumption with a reduced risk of diabetes.

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