Pistachio, commonly famous by the name ‘Pista‘ in (Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi, Punjabi) also known as ‘Pistha Pappu‘ in Telugu is from Western Asia but it is mostly also available in the Mediterranean region. The nutrient-rich pistachio is a nut. Actually, pistachio is a fruit, but the outer shell of the fruit is removed and the yellow-colored seed kernel is usually eaten as it is edible.
1. Healthy Heart
Pistachios help in reducing bad cholesterol, LDL and increases good cholesterol, HDL in the body thus preventing heart diseases. It also increases the strength of the nerves making the heart stronger.
2. Anti-inflammation Properties
Pistachio benefits include the presence of vitamin A, vitamin E and anti-inflammatory properties reducing the inflammation in the body caused due to any problems.
3. Prevents Diabetes
60% of the daily required phosphorous is present in a cup of pistachios which can prevent even type-2 diabetes. Also phosphorous in pistachios helps in breaking down proteins into amino acids resulting in glucose tolerance.
4. Haemoglobin And Blood
Vitamin B6 is the protein that helps in carrying oxygen in the blood. The high quantity of B6 in pistachios if taken daily can increase the oxygen quantity in the blood and increase the haemoglobin count in it.
5. Nervous System
Vitamin B6 is present in high concentrations in pistachios which is very beneficial to the nervous system. Amines are the messaging molecules in the nervous system. In order to develop, they need amino acids which are dependent on vitamin B6 presence in the body. This vitamin builds a sheath called myelin around the nerve fibers. And messages pass via Nerve fibers from one nerve to another. Vitamin B6 helps in building many amino acids which help in proper transmission of nerve impulses.
6. Macular Degeneration
Macular degeneration is an age-related eye disease that slowly reduces the eye vision making adults unable to read and work properly. It makes them unable to recognize people as well. Free radicals attack the cells and damage them resulting in macular degeneration. Lutein and Zeaxanthin are two anti-oxidants that are found in Pistachios which fight against these free radicals and destroy them preventing the cells from damage and thus preventing macular degeneration.
7. Boosts Immunity
Vitamin B6 is very important for a healthy immune system. This helps in building blood and proper blood supply throughout the body.
8. Healthy Brain
Vitamin B6, that is present in high quantity in pistachios helps in increasing the hemoglobin count in the blood. This oxygen-rich blood is then supplied to the brain making it even more active.
9. Healthy Glands
Glands like the spleen, thymus, etc become healthier and work properly with a good supply of blood containing more white blood cells (WBC) that is required to fight against infections.
10. Healthy Skin
Vitamin E is very essential for healthy skin and this anti-oxidant is present in pistachios. It integrates the cell membranes of the mucous membranes of the skin membranes. It protects the skin from harmful UV rays, prevents skin diseases and makes skin healthy and more beautiful.
Vitamin E present in pistachios helps fight the ageing process of the skin and making you look younger. the oil present in this nut has emollient properties helping skin to moisturize and keep it from drying. It is used as aroma oil, medicinal massage oil, etc.
12. Prevents Cancers And Infections
Vitamin B6 helps in increasing the blood count. The WBC or white blood cells help in preventing infections and various cancers.