Along with tasting great, pistachios are very good for you. One serving contains:
- 3 grams of fiber.
- 6 grams of protein.
- 13 grams of fat (90% are unsaturated fats)
- They also contain Potassium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B6, Thiamine, Copper, Manganese.
Some of the benefits of eating pistachios are:
Antioxidants. These compounds are extremely important in gut health and your body’s overall health. They protect cells from oxidation and free radicals, which damage the cell’s health. NOTE: Walnuts are another source of antioxidants.
The antioxidants in pistachios are very digestible in the gut, which is great when your gut may not be as healthy as it should. the more stress you can take off your gut the better digestive health you will have. Picking foods that are easily digestible and adding out digestive enzymes is ideal.
Pistachios also have high levels of lutein and zeaxanthin, which help to support eye health. They protect your eyes from damage caused by blue light which is emitted from computers.
Pistachios are also high in protein and essential amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein. The essential amino acids are not made in the body, so you have to eat them. NOTE: Our microalgae contain all of the amino acids including the essential ones. Look over the product options: http://ileocecalvalvesupplements.com/shop/
Pistachios are high in fiber. Fiber aids in better digestive system health. Digested fiber can act as prebiotics. Undigested fibers are fermented and converted into short-chain fatty acids, which work to support gut health.
Pistachios have been shown to lower blood cholesterol and blood pressure. Your body makes cholesterol. LDL or low density and HDL or high density. LDL is the bad one and can be lowered with diet. Of course, exercise is also a good way to do this and just imagine if you did both.
Another benefit of eating pistachios is the compound nitric oxide. This compound comes from the conversion of L-arginine into nitric oxide. Nitric oxide is a vasodilator. It widens the vessel which promotes lower blood pressure because your heart doesn’t have to pump as hard. Proper blood flow is important for a healthy mind and body.
Even though Pistachios have a high-calorie content they have a low glycemic index so there are no large blood sugar spikes. This promotes healthy blood sugar levels.
Pistachios Are Great For Your Ileocecal Valve. Easy to digest and loaded with fiber and nutrients make them a healthy choice to add to your diet. With all these great benefits it makes adding this food an easy choice.
Yours in health,
Like the old ad says, “Sometimes you feel like a nut.”