Eating cashews can lower your risk for cardiovascular disease. This may occur by reducing blood pressure and “bad” cholesterol levels. Other vitamins and minerals in nuts, like potassium, vitamins E and B6 and folic acid, also help to fight heart disease.
Capsanthin is the main carotenoid in red chili peppers. It’s responsible for their red color, and often accounting for up to 50% of the total carotenoid content. Its powerful antioxidant properties act against cancer. Chili peppers are also very high in vitamin C, which is a powerful antioxidant and important for wound healing and immune function.