Benefits of Pistachio
- Promote Healthy Heart
A daily intake of Pistachio appears to help with lowering levels of ‘bad’ cholesterol (LDL) in our body due the rich source of antioxidant, unsaturated fatty acids and phytosterols contain in Pistachio.
- Help in Weight Management
In comparison to dried fruits and other nuts such as almond, cashew, pecan and so on, Pistachio are lower in calories, protein rich and low fat. These making Pistachio to become the always g-to snack when come into weight management. In other words, Pistachio could make us feel fuller for a longer time without any extra calories or fats.
- Prevent Macular Disease in Older Age
Research found that Pistachio in high in Lutein 叶黄素which is a nutrient that’s found in most dark green leafy vegetables. It is an antioxidant particularly important in healthy vision as it help reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration.
- Dietary Fiber
As with most other nuts, Pistachio are great for our intestinal healthy due to their dietary fiber. Around 30g of Pistachio can contain about 3g of fiber which is more than enough to boost our daily digestion.
- For its Antioxidant Properties
Pistachio are such a rich source of antioxidant that even their shells contain large amount of this nutrient, but if any of you think of eating their shell too you got to find a way to prepare and eat it and REMEMBER to share us, we are more than happy to know something interesting too! >u<
How Much We Should Eat Per Day?
Most source recommend 1-2 handful a day, although we should be careful about how Pistachio are served. Eating raw or roasted Pistachio is the most nutritional option, but sweetened or salted Pistachio can be a nice treat so long as we keep an eye on the intake.
Raw VS Roasted Pistachio
Usually the heat of cooking result in a loss of nutrients, yet Pistachio are a different story. Pistachio largely do not change in term of health benefits, whether they’re roasted or raw. Both varieties contain similar number of calories, protein, carbs and fiber.
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