Beauty with Health
Wonderfully delicious pistachio nuts have been revered as the symbol of wellness and robust health since ancient times. The nuts are enriched with many health-benefiting nutrients that are essential for optimum health.
Pistachios are delicious tree nuts recognized for their wholesome nutrition principles. Together with walnuts,almonds, and cashew, they form important source of protein, fats and minerals to otherwise dry and arid
regions of Central, West and South Asian regions.
Pistachios are rich source of energy. In addition, they are rich in mono-unsaturated fatty acids likeoleic acid and an excellent source of antioxidants. Regular consumption of pistachios in the diet helps to lower total as well as bad LDL cholesterol and increases good HDL cholesterol levels within the blood. Research studies suggest that Mediterranean diet that is rich in dietary-fiber, mono-unsaturated fatty acids, and antioxidants help to prevent coronary artery disease and strokes by favoring healthy blood lipid profile.
1- A one-ounce serving of pistachios equals 49 nuts -- more nuts per serving than any other nut and contains more than 10% of the Daily Value for dietary fiber, vitamin B-6, thiamin, phosphorus and copper.
2- You can get more dietary fiber from a serving of pistachios than a 1/2 cup of broccoli or spinach.
3- Pistachios are especially rich in phytosterols, which are directly associated with lowering cholesterol levels, and may offer protection from certain types of cancer.
4- A serving of pistachios has as much thiamin as a 1/2 cup serving of cooked rice.
5- The amount of vitamin B-6 in a one-ounce serving of pistachios is comparable to a standard three-ounce serving of pork or chicken.
6- One serving of pistachios has as much potassium as half a large banana.
7- Pistachios are a very high quality plant source of protein, providing adequate and balanced amounts of essential amino acids. In addition, pistachios are relatively high in a nonessential amino acid, arginine, which may play a potential role in prevention or reduction of cardiovascular disease.
8- While pistachios contain fat, the fat is predominantly monounsaturated, similar to that found in olive oil.
Just a hand full of pistachios a day provides enough recommended levels of phenolic anti-oxidants, minerals, vitamins, and protein.