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Why pistachios are good for you: the main health benefits are revealed

Elena KozlovaLS Food
Pistachios are good for heart health
Pistachios are good for heart health

Pistachios have numerous health benefits. According to some studies, they can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by 30%, preventing stroke, myocardial infarction, and death from these disorders.

In addition, pistachios have a significant impact on brain function, vision, weight, and various body systems, according to saludycardiologia.com.

OBOZREVATEL offers to familiarize yourself with the main properties and ways to use them.

Benefits of pistachios:

  • Lower blood pressure;
  • Facilitate the synthesis of nitric oxide;
  • They are a powerful vasodilator (dilate blood vessels);
  • Facilitate endothelial function;
  • Reduce arterial stiffness;
  • Prevent diabetes due to low glycemic index;
  • Promote the growth of beneficial bacteria in the intestinal microbiota;
  • Provide a lot of soluble and insoluble fiber;
  • Act as a protective agent against eye diseases.

How to use them?

Pistachios are a very nutritious food. A 30-gram serving (about 49 fruits) provides adults with more than 11% of the recommended dose of protein and about 10% of fiber. It is very easy to include them in your daily diet. There are many alternatives, for example:

  • As part of the Mediterranean diet;
  • As a snack during the day;
  • Fried in a salad;
  • As a portion for breakfast and lunch.

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