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How Cashew Apple Juice Helps in Burning Fat?

How Cashew Apple Juice Helps in Burning Fat?
April 25
16:30 2017

What is Cashew Apple?

The cashew apple is the fleshy part of cashews that is attached to the cashew nut. It is light reddish to a yellow fruit whose pulp with a sweet but astringent taste. There are many health benefits of Cashew Apple Juice like it helps in weight loss etc.

In India, the production is plentiful but due to its perishable nature, the fruit is seldom available. The fruit has a soft skin, which makes its transportation hard.

It is a soft fruit, rich in nutrients, and contains five times more vitamin C than an orange. The fruit pulp can be processed into a sweet, astringent fruit drink or distilled into liquor. The cashew fruit can be consumed either raw or cooked.

In their natural form, cashew apples are high in tannins, which inhibit absorption of iron and reduce the formation of protein. They are either pressure steamed, candied or sundried to remove the tannins.

The cashew apple juice comprises many nutritional components including vitamin C and branched chain amino acids (BCAAs). The juice from the apple is very sweet and refreshing but with an acidic aftertaste similar to that of pineapple.

Role of Vitamin C for weight loss

Vitamin C is essential for the following reasons:-

  • buffering free radicals
  • reducing inflammation in blood vessels
  • maintaining joint integrity
  • enhancing the absorption of iron
  • metabolism of fat

How Cashew fruits help burn fat:

  1. The Vitamin C present acts as a co-factor to the biosynthesis of carnitine (weight loss agent) which can mobilize fat stores and reduce blood triglycerides.
  2. The Branched-chain amino acid (leucine) enhance energy metabolism and fat burning in muscle cells and boosts mitochondrial fat burning function.
  3. The juice contains anacardic acids that can result in a burning sensation in the throat. This acid has been shown to burn fat.

Cashews are lower in fat than other popular nuts, such as peanuts and walnuts. When eaten in moderation, foods containing monounsaturated fats, such as cashews, can help to lower your levels of “bad” cholesterol, or LDL, and prevent the risk of stroke or heart attack.

In addition to helping burn fat, the juice contains essential minerals such as magnesium, copper, and iron. These minerals attach to free radicals in the body promoting the role of Vitamin C in fat metabolism.

Conclusion

Cashew apple juice can be consumed for its taste, originality and potential weight loss benefits. The fruit contains monounsaturated fats that are healthy to your heart.

The next time you think of losing weight; include the cashew fruit in your diet.

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  1. Karna
    Karna November 25, 13:32

    Healthy food

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