Monday, April 23, 2012

Pistachio Health Benefits And Side Effect

Pistachio Health Benefits

Pistachio has a lot of nutritional benefits. There’s a research that proves that Pistachio helps to solve impotency problem among men. In that research, the subjects, who are impotent and have low semen concentration, were fed with Pistachio for 3 months. They show positive signs after the 3 months period ended.

Besides that, Pistachio can help to improve your mental and physical health. It’s been said that Pistachio is the food eaten by both the geniuses of the past and today’s. I will share some of nutritional benefits of Pistachio below.

Pistachio is originated from Middle East and Asia countries. Pistachio is a food for the nobles of ancient Rome. Pistachio nut has its own nutritional benefits like iron, folate, potassium, niacin, riboflavin as well as zinc.
The green nut also contains lots of fitoterol that helps to lower the risk of heart diseases as well as several cancers.

Apart from that, pistachio also helps to lower bad cholesterol (LDL), increase good cholesterol (HDL) in human body, protect intestines as well as strengthen your liver and kidney.
Researchers in Pennsylvania State University made a research that requires the respondents to eat at least 42 grams of pistachio every day. At the end of the fourth week, those who are consistent eating the nut succeeded in decreasing their cholesterol level for up to 6.7 percent, and LDL cholesterol (the bad cholesterol) for up to 11.6 percent.

Coincidentally, the decrease in cholesterol level for almost 7 percent lowers the risk of heart disease for up to 14 percent!

Pistachio Health BenefitsExample Picture: Fresh Pistachio

Tips to buy Pistachio Nut.
If you want to buy Pistachio, choose ones with open shell as closed shell shows that it is not old enough to be consumed.

As pistachio cannot last long, it is best to choose ones with light green nuts. If the nuts are too old or shelved for a long time, the color will dull and the nut will wither.

Pistachio Side Effect
Pregnant women, dont eat PISTACHIO because this nuts can affect the unborn babies. They will suffer from swollen liver!

Video: How Pistachio Nuts Are Harvested and Processed

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