According to a new study from the University of Montreal (Canada) and the Université de Yaoundé (Cameroun) cashew seed extract shows promise as an effective anti-diabetic, EurekAlet reports. Published in the journal Molecular Nutrition & Food Research, the investigation analyzed the reputed health benefits of cashew tree products on diabetes, notably whether cashew extracts could improve the body’s response to its own insulin. The study found that cashew seed extract significantly stimulated blood sugar absorption by muscle cells. These findings indicate that cashew seed extract may contain active compounds which can have potential anti-diabetic properties.
Cashew tree products have long been alleged to be effective anti-inflammatory agents, to counter high blood sugar and to prevent insulin resistance among diabetics.