Good things come in small packages, and the same is the case when we talk about pistachios. Although they look small, they pack quite a punch. From lowering the risk of heart disease to keeping you full, choosing pistachios will help your body in numerous ways. Plus, they are delicious with the right amount of salt!
In this video, we will talk about what happens when you eat pistachios daily. Does it promote a healthy life? Give your body the nutrients it needs? Or cause problems for you instead. Let’s take a look:
Protect Your Eyes from Blue Light
Have you ever heard of the blue light that is emitted from your smartphones? You might have even seen a blue light filter as a mobile application or as a lens in your glasses.
Blue light is dangerous when you use your smartphones at night. To provide some sort of protection, you should take measures like a blue light filter.
However, another thing you should do is eat pistachios regularly. Pistachios are rich in lutein and zeaxanthin, which are good for protecting your eyes from blue light damage.
Healthy Cholesterol Levels
Pistachios are great for maintaining healthy cholesterol levels. The majority of the fat in these nuts comes from heart-healthy fats. Eating pistachios daily aids in lowering bad cholesterol levels. This happens due to the high level of monounsaturated fat in pistachios, which lower LDL cholesterol levels.
Of course, it is better to eat unsalted pistachios so that the amount of sodium intake is within healthy limits. More sodium is harmful to your health and should be avoided whenever possible.
Prevent Cell Damage
We already told you that pistachios are rich in lutein and zeaxanthin. Apart from that, they contain antioxidants like vitamin E and polyphenols. Antioxidants show anti-aging properties by helping in getting rid of free oxygen radicals in your body.
Lutein and zeaxanthin also show promising results in lowering the risk of getting macular degeneration, vision loss due to increasing age.
Vitamin B6 in pistachios is good for your nervous and immune system and promotes blood flow by helping in carrying oxygen. Another great thing about adding pistachios to your diet is that they promote skin and hair health. Pistachios, like other nuts, are a good source of fiber. Fiber is essential for the gut since it helps in preventing constipation. The low-calorie and high protein combination in pistachios make them great for keeping a check on your weight.
Side Effects of Pistachios
Raw pistachios do not have much sodium content. However, that is not true if we talk about roasted pistachios. They are normally salted with high sodium content. Too much sodium causes health issues like stroke, heart disease, and high blood pressure. People having a bad reaction to carbohydrates, like those with fructan intolerance, experience stomach problems when they eat pistachios. Some examples of such stomach issues are a pain in your abdomen, nausea, and bloating.
Being salty, delicious, and nutritious, and at the same providing several health benefits, it’s not difficult to see why you should eat them daily. However, try not to consume too much in one day as they create health issues when eaten in excess.
After going through this video, you might be thinking to include pistachios in your diet. You can just munch on them in their raw form, or prepare a special dish. It’s entirely up to you.
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Until Next Time,
Team Doctor ASKY!