Pistachios are one of the oldest nuts in common use. They are native to Asia, particularly Iran and Iraq. Archaeological evidence dates the association of pistachios and man to as early as 6,000 BC
Pistachio nuts have been revered as the symbol of wellness and robust health since ancient times. The kernels are enriched with many nutrients essential for optimum health. The health benefits of pistachios include a heart health, weight management, protection against diabetes and hypertension, and improved digestion. The vitamins, minerals, fats and protein found in pistachios are also healthy.
- Promote heart health
- Aid in weight management
- Are good for colon health
- Reduce risk of age-related macular degeneration or (AMD)
- Strengthen the immune system
- Maintain skin health.
- Reduce skin dryness
- Boost eye health
- Reduce risk of cardiovascular disease
- Reduce stress
- Helps with erectile dysfunction
Evidence suggests that pistachios, with their low number of calories, high levels of protein, low levels of saturated fat and high levels of unsaturated fats are an better than other nuts and dried fruits for weight management.
Note: Although pistachio nuts are relatively healthful, eating too many may affect weight, blood pressure and the gastrointestinal tract. Allergic Reaction: people who suffer from food allergies, especially tree nut allergies, should consume pistachio nuts with caution.
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