Remote working has brought out the worst in us when it comes to snacking. Sitting idle has made us binge on all those snacks and has contributed to our weight gain. But what if we tell you there are healthy options for your cravings as well? And those are tasty enough to make you salivate. Yes, not everything healthy and satiating is supposed to be tasteless. And one such option is nuts. The whole family of nuts, from cashews to peanuts is full of nutrition and taste. And today, we are here to introduce you to pistachio benefits.
Also known as 'pista,' pistachio nuts come in an array of colours (a trick of nature) and taste wholesome and tasteful. It may not have the quintessential nut crunch, but even then, pistachio makes for a filling option, should you replace your daily snack with it. How to go on about it is something that we will discuss here along with the many types of pistachios that we will introduce you to.
Khushboo Maheshwari, Dietian from Gurgaon, says,"Pistachios are a source of healthy fats that in turn contribute towards a healthier heart. This reduces the possibility of many heart diseases, including stroke. Apart from that, it is also known to strengthen the body's immunity against internal and external free radicals, improve digestion and improve our overall lifestyle when it comes to health and beauty."
Keep nervous system safe
Pistachio is a good source of vitamin B6 which helps in the formation of myelin that forms a protective shield around the nerves, thus protecting the nervous system and enhancing its functioning. The vitamin B6 content also aids amines, which are the messaging molecules in the body, to work well. Pistachio consumption helps the secretion of internal acids that help in calming the nerves.
Haemoglobin is responsible for carrying oxygen in the bloodstream. The presence of vitamin B6 in the pistachio ensures that there is better and faster production of hemoglobin in the body so that it functions well overall.
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Yes, do you know that regular consumption of pistachios can also help improve your eyesight? This is because pistachios are rich in carotenoids, which in turn, is a good source of lutein and zeaxanthin. These two antioxidants fight macular degeneration which happens with age and thereby help improve vision by making eyesight sharper.
Makes digestion better
Fiber is essential for healthy digestion. Pistachios are a good source of fibers, both soluble and insoluble. It helps in the better passage of stools and also makes digestion an easier process. It prevents issues such as diarrhea and constipation that may happen owing to a weak digestive system.
Makes hair stronger
Pistachio helps make hair stronger and shinier. This is because it is rich in biotin. Biotin essentially helps combat hair loss and also nourishes dry hair by making the hair strands more flexible. You can either include pistachios in your diet as a snack or even make a pistachio hair mask. The latter provides deep conditioning and also treats split ends. Pistachios are also a rich source of fatty acids that boost hair growth.
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