Health Benefits and beauty recipes using Cashew Nuts

Cashew Nuts are sweet, crunchy and delicious snack. It’s also known as “Caju” in Hindi and it’s also used in many Indian cuisines for garnishing sweets or curries. The powdered form of Cashew Nut is also used in sweets and deserts. Cashew Nuts basically are kidney-shaped seeds and they can be found easily in the local markets. We all know that cashew nuts are tasty and that is why they are used in dishes/sweets. But did you know that besides being tasty, they have many health benefits too? Yes, the nutritional value is high in Cashew Nuts and that is why they are often advised by doctors to have them daily. Let’s talk about the benefits of Cashew Nuts in details.

Health Benefits and beauty recipes using Cashew NutsGood during Pregnancy: Cashew Nuts are very good for pregnant women and they should consume it regularly. Cashew Nuts are rich in vitamin C, which slow down the process of gaining and prevent tissue damage during pregnancy. Stretch marks are common during pregnancy but if you consume Cashew Nuts regularly, then it will prevent your skin from marks. Cashew Nuts provide iron to body which is needed by our body especially if you’re pregnant. Eating Cashew Nuts during pregnancy is also good for women with heart disease.

Healthy hair: Having cashew nuts daily can give you long black shiny hair. Cashew nuts prevent grey hair and make them smooth soft and shiny. There are many hair colors available in the market but nothing works better than eating cashew nuts on daily basis.

Beautiful skin: Since cashew nuts contain many vitamins and are high on protein eating it daily can give you beautiful radiant skin. It makes skin glow and adds a natural glow to it.

Some DIY using cashew nuts:

Massage Cream: Yes you can make your own massage cream using cashew nuts easily at home. Take a handful of cashew nuts, half cup milk, and one teaspoon olive oil and grind them in a grinder. Voila your massage cream is ready; you can store it in an air-tight container for 15 days. This cream nourishes, exfoliates and deep cleanses your skin. It’s completely natural so it will not break you out.

Skin Brightening Mask: Cashew nuts are really good for brightening dull skin with regular use. You can make your own skin brightening mask by grinder cashew nuts, almonds, rose-water, milk cream and vitamin E in a blender. Once the paste becomes slightly thick, apply it all over your face and let it stay for 30 minutes. Then rinse off with lukewarm water and repeat it every week. It will even out your complexion and will give you radiant looking skin.

Lip Scrub: Take 5 cashew nuts along with 3 almonds and grind them in a grinder. Take out the paste in a bowl and then add few drops of almond oil and rose-water. Spread this lip scrub on your lips and scrub for 3-4 minutes. This lip scrub not only removes the dead skin from lips and makes it smooth soft but also reduces pigmentation. Cashew nut reduces lip pigmentation to a great extent and also nourishes them.

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