Benefits of eating pistachios
The yummy lip-smacking Pistachios are not only tasty but are also very healthy. Known to be in existence and being relished since 7000 BC, this snack also holds some mind-blowing perks!
These succulent seeds of Pistacia vera trees are known to be very rich in healthy fats, proteins, antioxidants and fiber. Due to their various essential nutrients, they also help to trigger the weight loss and are also considered as one of the best medicines for a good heart!
They are very healthy as almost a quantity of 28 gram (49 in number)pistachios are known to contain the following nutrients
· Calories: 156
· Carbs: 8 grams
· Fiber: 3 grams
· Protein: 6 grams
· Fat: 12 grams (90% are healthy fats)
· Potassium: 8% of the RDI
· Phosphorus: 14% of the RDI
· Vitamin B6: 24% of the RDI
· Thiamin: 16% of the RDI
· Copper: 18% of the RDI
· Manganese: 17% of the RDI
Pistachios are also rich in Potassium. One ounce of pistachios is known to posses more potassium than a half of a large sized banana.
Besides, it is also rich in Vitamin B6, which helps in the controlling of the blood sugar level, formation of the hemoglobin i.e a fragment or a molecule that is responsible for carrying the oxygen in the Red Blood Cells.
They are considered to be one of the most antioxidant rich nuts containing lutein and zeaxanthin that promotes a good eye health. Also, due to the presence of the antioxidants like polyphenols and tocopherols , they are known to be helpful in protecting against the risk of cancer and heart diseases.
Calorie deficient, protein rich
They are known to be rich in protein besides being calorie deficient. They stand second following almonds in the protein content. Further, the amino acid content in them is higher in contrast to the other nuts and due to the rich presence of L-arginine, which when converted to nitric oxide, they help in the dilation of the blood vessels for a smooth blood flow!
Pistachios are considered to be one of the most prominent nuts to promote weight loss. The fat in the nuts is known to be fastened at its cell walls, thus, restricting it to be digested in the gut. Eating in-shell pistachios is considered as a mindful- eating due to the time consumed in removing them from their shells, in contrast to the shelled ones.
Enhances gut bacteria
Due to the presence of high content of fibre in them, they are considered to promote the gut bacteria, that helps in the production of short-chain fatty acids or butyrate which acts as a prebiotic, triggering a good digestion.
Maintains cholestrol and blood sugar level
Being antioxidant rich, it is known to maintain the cholestrol and the blood sugar in the body, that also helps in maintaing the blood pressure, following the prevention of heart diseases. The lowering of the blood sugar properties are also believed to be more in pistachios than the others, due to the possession of low glycemic index in them.