Pistachios are the seeds of the pistachio tree and has been known to be eaten by humans for thousands of years.
Among the possible health benefits of pistachios:
High levels of unsaturated fatty acids and potassium. Both have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory traits.
They can lower your chances for cardiovascular disease.
Pistachios are bursting with the fiber, minerals, and unsaturated fat that can help keep your blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol in check.
Their fiber and protein can make you feel fuller for longer. This fiber can also have a positive effect on your gut by aiding "good" bacteria.
They can help you manage your weight since they’re a nutritious and satisfying snack. This may help you eat less overall and lose weight. Buying pistachios in their shells slows down your eating.
Some studies suggest that eating pistachios lowers the amount of fat and sugar (glycemic index) in your blood, as well as improves the flexibility and tone of your blood vessels.
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The pistachio tree originated in western Asia, and archaeologists believe pistachios became a food as early as 7,000 B.C. They came to the United States in the mid-19th century and commercial production began in the 1970s.
A 1-ounce serving of pistachios, which is about 49 kernels, has about 159 calories and: