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Pistachio Health Benefits

Pistachio Health Benefits

Pistachio Health Benefits

By Diana Barton on 9 September 2014

Do you know there are many health benefits from eating pistachios?

Dr  Mehmet OZ , cardiologist from The Dr. Oz Show says when comparing nut nutrition pistachio nuts are:

  • one of the lowest in calories
  • lowest fat
  • highest in fibre

 They are also full of nutrients that can help prevent;

  • heart disease,
  • lower cholesterol,
  • and stop cell damage.

 “One serving is roughly 50 kernels” so he says crack into a few!  Dr Oz also says they could even help you lose inches off your waist.

 Lead researcher Seema Gulati, PhD, head of the National Diabetes reports, “During times of stress, this nutritious nut helps lower your blood pressure and heart rate” (and we all need that sometimes).

 If you're stuck in the mentality that nuts—and their high fat content—are bad news for your weight, it's time to snap out of it.  Numerous studies, including one in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, show they may actually help prevent weight gain with age, as nut eaters tend to have healthier diets because the nuts replace unhealthier processed foods.  And it's even better news for your belly:  The monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs) tend to preferentially target belly fat, says Dr. Gulati.

This is a big reason to fall in love with pistachios, don’t you think?

 

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