The pistachio belongs to the Cashew family. Pistachio tree is native to Asia, particularly Iran and Iraq. Pistachio trees start producing fruits after 10 to 12 years.
Pistachio nuts are not seasonal and are available all year long.
Here are some impressive health benefits of pistachios you might wanna know.
Pistachios are a good source of fiber and protein. Just a 100g of pistachios provide you with 40% of daily requirement of protein.
A high protein diet is known to reduce obsessive thoughts about food by 60% ultimately helping you lower your calorie intake.
Pistachios are loaded with antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin which prevent eyes from age related damage like macular degeneration and cataract.
Pistachios can be a great way to boost sexual vitality in men. A study suggested that consumption of 100g of pistachios for three weeks improved their erectile function by 50% which was proved by ultrasound scans of blood flow to the penis.
Just a 100g of pistachios are blessed with 10g of fiber which makes up 40% of the amount you need. Fiber promotes intestinal peristalsis and makes movement of the stools through the intestines alot more easier, thus helping in digestion.
LOWERS BLOOD PRESSURE
Pistachios can help regulate bloodpressure according to new studies. Being affluent in magnesium, pistachios relax blood vessels by blocking calcium channels, hence lowering bloodpressure.
The 30% of daily value of potassium in a 100g of pistachios can help people suffering from hypertension. Recent studies suggest the benefit of high potassium diet may be equal as a low sodium one.
Pistachios have a high amount of copper which aids in the absorption of iron and prevents anemia.
Pistachios can prevent the deficiency of vitamin B6 as it provides 85% of the daily value. Vitamin B6 is necessary for glycogen metabolism and neurotransmitter synthesis. Deficiency of vitamin B6 can cause hypersomnia resulting in extended periods of drowsiness or sleepiness.