Pistachios are power packed with Antioxidants like lutein, β carotene, zeaxanthin & γ tocopherol and prevent cell damage by lowering the free radicals. These are excellent sources of healthy unsaturated fatty acids and protein fibers and also multi vitamins and minerals like phylloquinone, pyridoxine, folic acid, thiamine, potassium, calcium, manganese, copper, phosphorus, and many more.

Improving cardiovascular health

As far as other nuts are considered, pistachios have a lower fat and calories content and rich in highest amount of potassium and phytosterol.

Researchers suggest that pistachios help to lower LDL and increase HDL which reduce the risk of chronic heart diseases and prevent possibilities of Myocardial infarction. It contains Arginine which helps to reduce the chances of hypertension and enhances cardiovascular health effectively.

Promoting the gut bacteria

In order to strengthen the GI tract, pistachios contain dietary fibre. The bacteria in the gut ferment these dietary fibre and convert them into short chain fatty acids and increases the number of bacteria in the gut and prevent constipation.

Manage blood sugar levels

Due to it’s low Glycemic index, pistachios drastically reduces glucose levels in blood and help to increase the hormones that regulate glucose levels in those people who are diabetic.

Carotenoids and phenolic compounds help to control blood glucose levels in patients suffering from type 2 diabetes.

Management of inflammation

Antioxidant compounds like phylloquinone, carotenoids and flavonoids contained in pistachios have wonderful anti – inflammatory properties. Mono unsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) help to fight internal inflammation in case of heart diseases.

Boosting up the immune system

Pistachios provide a wide variety of nutrients to boost the immune system:

  • Due to its prebiotic properties, it protects the body by regulating mucosal immune system and increase probiotic bacteria.
  • Lutein and zeaxanthin boost up antioxidant defence mechanism and prevent possibilities of inflammation.
  • γ Tocopherol helps to induce faster recovery time and lower the airway inflammation.
  • Proteins are responsible for elimination of damaged cells debris, bacteria and viruses and maintain healthy immune cells.
  • Zinc, Magnesium and Selenium lower the possibilities of viral infection by boosting the immune system.
  • Copper helps to increase the production of antibodies.
  • Thiamine, Pyridoxine, Pyridoxamine, Pyridoxal and Folate are necessary to fight off infection.

Management of weight

Consumption of pistachios (low calorie snacks) helps to increase satiety in healthy people because they contain proteins and dietary fibre. It enhances body’s metabolic activities which helps to reduce weight naturally.


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