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Friday, February 10, 2012

[AlternativeAnswers] Pistachios Health Benefits


Pistachios Health Benefits:

Pistachios belongs to the family of Anacardaceae, which are dry fruits
of the plant and delicious in taste, comprising much potential health
benefits, which grows in hot climate seasons, which are generally
originated from Western Asia, and now it is being cultivated
commercially for its nutritive value in the orchards of USA, China,
Turkey, Iran, Syria, and in many other countries. Firstly, after
plantation, pistachios plants take eight years to produce dry fruits or
otherwise called Pistachios nuts, and after that the plant gives
harvest of fruits every year. These fruits are edible and found in
clusters like grape fruits, shell of the fruits are white in color with
yellow light green oblong kernel and approximately one inch in size.

Nutritional values of Pistachios are; Pistachios provides as much as
550 K calories of energy for one hundred grams of nuts, it contains
carbohydrates, proteins, fats, dietary fiber and zero cholesterol. In
addition to these, it consists of essential minerals like, potassium,
sodium, copper, calcium, iron, manganese, zinc, selenium, phosphorous,
magnesium and Vitamins namely, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin E,
folates, riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, pantothenic acid, pyridoxine and
antioxidants like, lutein, crypto-xanthin B, zeaxanthin, and beta
carotene, all contribute to promote general health and wellness.

Pistachios Health Benefits include; Oleic acid found in pistachios
lowers LDL Cholesterol and raises the level of HDL cholesterol in the
blood and along with mono-unsaturated fatty acids and antioxidants, it
prevents Coronary Arterial Disorders, prevents heart strokes, improves
heart health, stabilizes lipid profile in the blood. Due to the
presence of Phyto-chemicals and poly phenolic antioxidants, Vitamin E,
Carotenes, it eliminates toxic free oxygen radicals thus prevents
degenerative diseases, like hypertension, diabetes, cancers.
Gamma-tocopherol which is lipid soluble antioxidant that maintains the
integrity of cell and mucus membranes thus improves skin health, and
protects from harmful free radicals, prevents premature aging, protects
Ultraviolet radiation, prevents skin cancer and keeps the skin glowing
and maintains the moisture of skin.

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