Why you should eat pistachios every day
Added to their unique flavor, pistachios are a power-packed and comfortable snack
Eating pistachios every day has various health benefits. It strengthens the
body’s immunity against internal and external free radicals, improving digestion and overall lifestyle
when it comes to health and beauty.
In addition to providing a variety of essential vitamins and minerals, monounsaturated and
Polyunsaturated fatty acids, protein, and fiber, pistachios also contain phytochemicals, a wide variety of plant compounds that promote health and wellness.
Also, pistachios are one of the few vegetarian foods that are a complete protein, which means.
that they contain all 9 essential amino acids that your body needs which is normally only found in
animal-based proteins. This makes them ideal for people who want to eat a plant-based diet.
According to Kavita Devgan, Dietitian, Holistic Health Consultant and eminent writer, it is possible for
the body makes nonessential amino acids, but it cannot make essential amino acids, so you must
consume them through food. It is always a challenge for vegetarians to get complete proteins in an easy to consume way. The only other complete protein vegetarian products are quinoa and chickpeas. Both need to be cooked. Pistachios are easy to consume and eat on the go. They don’t need cooking or refrigeration.
Health Benefits of Pistachios:
Heart Health: Pistachio-based diets have been linked to significantly lower levels of cholesterol and
blood pressure as per various studies, even in people at high risk for diabetes. Research proposes that these advantages might be expected, to a limited extent, to the pistachios protein, fiber, and lower fat substance when contrasted with different nuts. Pistachios likewise have the most noteworthy phytosterol content. among nuts, which seem to assist with bringing down blood cholesterol levels.
Control of Blood Sugar: Recent studies have shown the possible benefits of eating nuts, including
pistachios, on blood glucose and insulin responsiveness. According to research that was published in
Diabetes Care, including pistachios in a healthy diet is a good way to lower your risk of developing type 2 Diabetes. Pistachios may promote a healthier metabolic profile and lower glucose and insulin levels in prediabetic individuals.
Immunity Booster: Nuts, like pistachios, provide the body with vital vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytochemicals (active compounds found in plants) to support the immune system. The immune system is the first line of defense against infections. A healthy immune system aids in the healing process and shortens recovery time.
Eye Health: Pistachios have 13 times more carotenoids—lutein and zeaxanthin—than the next
highest nut. High measures of these carotenoids are tracked down in the retina of the eye and are
known to help eye wellbeing.
Weight Management: Pistachios are one of the nuts with the fewest calories, with just 160 calories per ounce, or roughly 49 pistachios. Pistachios can provide as much as 20% of a person's daily calorie intake, which may not cause weight gain but may have the added benefit of lowering blood pressure. Pistachios have been linked to weight loss and improved triglyceride levels, or blood fats, as per recent studies of overweight individuals who munched on them.
So, snack on pistachios, add them liberally to smoothies, or make a pesto sauce with them. They pair fabulously well with vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes too, so you can cook with them as well,” says Kavita Devgan.
This article is contributed by American Pistachios. American pistachios are easily available in India with major dry fruit retailers and e-commerce platforms. Just ask or search for “California pistachios.”