Pistachios are the oldest known nut in the world. The first recorded mention of the pistachio was in China. Pistachios are great snacks, but they have much more potential. They are full of health benefits, and can be used in so many way. Try our recipe for Chicken Salad with Pistachios, to get these nutritional power nuts into your diet!
You need fiber for good digestive health because it can’t be digested, so it passes through the digestive system along with other waste. It’s not the most fun thing to talk about but it is important. Fiber can also help regulate blood sugar. It helps you feel full faster, and stay full longer.
Vitamin B6 supports a healthy metabolism, immune system, digestive system, cardiovascular system, and nervous system. So, mostly all of your “systems.” It also makes hormones that support a happy mood, such as serotonin.
Vitamin E acts as an anti-oxidant. It helps prevent cancer, diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and many more. It also boosts the immune system, and helps widen blood vessles.
Plant-Derived Omega 3 Fatty Acids
Your body needs omega 3 fatty acids to function. They support brain function, help prevent Alzheimer’s, depression, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, and ADHD.
Protein’s usual claim to fame is that it helps you stay full longer, but it also helps support cell growth. It helps build muscle, bones, cartridge, skin, and blood.
With all of these health benefits, it’s hard not to get on the pistachio band wagon. Eat them as a snack, or in a recipe.
Crystal is the founder of Simply Playful Fare. She has been in the kitchen for as long as she can remember. She has a degree in English with an emphasis in creative writing.