12 Benefits Of Pistachio Nuts You Should Know Today


Pistachio, commonly famous by the name ‘Pista‘ in (Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi, Punjabi) know 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 remove and the yellow-colored seed kernel is usually eat 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 find in Pistachios which fight against these free radicals and destroy them preventing the cells from damage and thus preventing macular degeneration.


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