In our quest to boost our immune system so as to be able to withstand all kinds of diseases including the dreaded coronavirus, one immune booster that we have not averted our minds to is Cashew nut.
But, health experts say, eating cashew nuts regularly will help boost our immune system faster than a lot of the local and foreign food items we eat daily.
Speaking to Emmanuel Oduro of Oyerepa News, a senior Dietician at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Mrs. Efua Owusu Ansah said cashew nuts contain micronutrients like Zinc, Copper, and protein all of which are immune boosters.
She said Zinc in cashew nuts gives energy and boost the immune system of human beings
The Zinc derived from cashew nuts can also protect kids against diarrhea
Mrs. Owusu Ansah added that the Copper that one stands to gain from eating cashew nuts helps fight chronic diseases including heart problems.
She said obese and other people who are interested in reducing their weight must resort to eating Cashew nuts instead of taking drugs
Mrs. Owusu Ansah noted that cashew nuts are good for vegetarians since the protein in it could serve as a food supplement.
However, Mrs. Owusu Ansah asked people who are allergic to groundnuts to stay away from eating cashew nuts.