Have you ever heard about pistachio? Have you ever tried it?
A little less popular than walnuts and other nuts, pistachios can make all the difference in the health of those who eat it.
Did you know?
Pistachio has been pointed out as a great ally of good health, not only for helping with keeping your body in shape, but also for its contribution to the functioning and behavior of the body.
Derived from the seed of the Pistacia tree, original from Central Asia, it is a type of nut frequently consumed all year long, toasted and salted, like peanuts.
It is also used to make ice-cream, salads, chocolate, pudding, and other sweets.
Some of its benefits are:
Regulates the intestine
Prevents heart diseases
Protects the nervous system
Makes your hair prettier
Contributes to a more harmonic skin
Now that you know the benefits of pistachio, you should also know that every type of nuts has a different mixture of nutrients, so it is better to vary their consumption.
There isn't a recommended amount for the consumption of pistachio.
The suggested amount is around 0.7 oz. to 1 oz. of nuts a day, which you can eat as a snack.
When buying pistachio, opt for those with shells, and pay attention to signs of mold, humidity or damages caused by insects.
This way, the risks of buying pistachio contaminated by aflatoxins is smaller.
Aflatoxins are substances produced by fungi that contaminates the foods without changing their flavors, and if consumed constantly over long periods of time, can increase the risk of liver cancer.
Now tell us, have you ever eaten pistachio, or any dishes that had this oleaginous nut as an ingredient?
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