Pistachios

Written by Brenton Wight, Health Researcher
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Updated 2nd January 2021

Pistachios are more than a tasty snack, they are probably the best nuts to eat!
They are very nutritious, with more than 30 vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, proteins, γ-tocopherol, β-carotene, lutein, selenium, flavonoids, phytoestrogens, potassium, vitamin B-6, beta-carotene, lutein + zeaxanthin, selenium, fibre and are low-carbohydrate.
Even though they contain healthy fats, they actually help fat burning, along with cholesterol improvement, heart health, blood glucose improvement, even better sexual function!

Main Benefits:

  • Plenty of vitamin B-6, essential for the brain, nerves, energy, breaking down fats, lowering homocysteine, treating anxiety, depression, PMS, ADD, ADHD
  • Heart health, blood vessels, cholesterol and triglyceride improvement due mainly to the antioxidants
  • Diabetes improvement due to lower blood glucose and corresponding lower insulin levels
  • Curb the appetite due to the protein, healthy fats and fibre content
  • Studies show benefit for erectile dysfunction in men
  • Lutein and zeaxanthin in pistachios helps protect the eyes from macular degeneration and other eye disease
  • Prebiotics and fibre in pistachios help feed our healthy gut bacteria, the first line of defense for immunity

References
http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/early/2014/08/07/dc14-1431

https://www.medicaldaily.com/regularly-eating-pistachios-might-help-reduce-blood-sugar-levels-diabetes-risk-300780

http://www.truthaboutabs.com/pistachio-nutrition-benefits.html





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