, January 3, 2018
by Hala Oran

Hail The Pistachio!!

It is no secret that nuts of all kinds are extremely beneficial and they contain invaluable nutrients and fatty acids. Thus, we thought you would be interested to find out that pistachios are the nuts to eat in 2018. It would be most interesting to know that pistachios, in particular, are natives to Asia, particularly Iraq, Syria and Iran and they have been around as early as 6,000 BC. It is also worth noting that pistachio trees take about 10 to 12 years prior to producing their first crop, but from then on, pistachios aren’t seasonal and would be available around the year. Read below to discover some of the amazing benefits of pistachios…

1 || They Are Good For The Heart

The antioxidants, phytosterols, and unsaturated fatty acids contained in pistachios are great for the heart as they help in reducing high blood pressure and the levels of LDL cholesterol in the body.

2 || They Help In Weight Management

Pistachios are the perfect snack for weight management due to their high protein and fiber, lower calorie formula. As well as being low in saturated fats and high in unsaturated fats.

3 || They Aid Digestion

Pistachios are extremely high in dietary fiber, thus they help in promoting the health of the digestive system. Studies have also shown that pistachios help in promoting the growth of beneficial bacteria, basically probiotics.They are also loaded with nutrients such as vitamin B6, Thiamin, manganese, and copper.

4 || They Are Rich In Antioxidants

Pistachios are rich in antioxidants such as vitamins C and E which aid the body in flushing out harmful free radicals.

5 || They Are Good For Eye Health

Pistachios contain vitamin E which is hugely beneficial for eye sight and health, they also contain Carotenoids which are effective in protecting the eyes against cataracts. Pistachios also contain zeaxanthin which are antioxidants that can reverse the effects of sun damage to the eyes.

6 || They Boost Immunity

Having a daily dose of pistachios has been linked to boosting the immune system due to its having high levels of vitamin B6.

7 || They Control Diabetes

The antioxidants in pistachios help in reducing the glycation process and thus controlling diabetes. The glycation process in diabetics is when sugars bond with proteins in the body making the protein unusable.

8 || They Are Good For Skin

The saturated fats in pistachios help in eliminating dryness from the skin. Additionally, pistachio oil is a key ingredient in aromatherapy and massage.

9 || They Have Aphrodisiac Properties

Pistachios are linked to increased sexual vitality in men.

10 || They Aid In Iron Absorption

The high copper content in pistachios helps the body absorb iron from other food sources and it can be used to help in the fight against anaemia.

Jan 3, 2018