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Too often relayed in the row of aperitif cakes, the pistachio nevertheless has plenty of treasures to offer you and goes well with a lot of other recipes. Its great richness in antioxidants makes it an excellent nut to favor if you are monitoring your blood pressure, your cholesterol and your line. Preview with Vanessa Bedjai-Haddad, dietitian.

Introduced in California in the 1970s from Iranian seeds, the pistachios represent one of the newest cultures in the United States. Very quickly, their nutritional value was highlighted by various scientific studies.

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In March 2020 and for the first time in history, it was announced that pistachios grown in the United States belong to the few plant proteins that are also complete proteins.explains the American Pistachio Growers (association of 865 growers). They contain the nine essential amino acids necessary for human growth, generally present in animal proteins “.

A portion of 49 pistachios (i.e. 28 g) is thus an excellent source of copper and of proteinsof fibersof vitamin B6, of phosphorus and of thiamin.

Pistachio is an ally against chronic diseases

It is no coincidence that the World Health Organization recommends that adults integrate three dried fruits, such as pistachio, to their food every day!

Packed with B vitamins, protein, minerals, fiber, phytonutrients, healthy fats and antioxidants, pistachios are especially beneficial to the immune system.

This nut is an excellent source of copper necessary for the production ofantibody and the activity of phagocytes, and are essential for the maintenance of normal functioning of the immune system.

The benefits of the pistachio do not stop: numerous studies have proven their ability to prevent heart diseaseTHE gestational diabetes, aging and kidney stones.

Also recommended for sportythey promote recovery after sport.

Be careful, before buying pistachios, check their content of salt. Some manufacturers tend to load the dose of salt and additives. Focus more on California pistachios: a safe bet for your health! Preview in pictures.

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Pistachios regulate cholesterol
Pistachios may help prevent heart disease thanks to their content of unsaturated and monounsaturated fats, linoleic acid and plant sterols. They help to regulate normal blood cholesterol levels.

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Pistachios are good for tension
Thanks to their potassium and thiamine content, pistachios contribute to the regulation of blood pressure and the proper functioning of the heart.

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Pistachio is a concentrate of antioxidants
The latest scientific studies have revealed that the American pistachio is one of the foods richest in antioxidants and that it should be eaten regularly if you want to prevent chronic diseases, certain cancers, and delay aging.
The antioxidant capacity of the American pistachio is higher than that of most foods known for their antioxidant power, such as blueberries, pomegranates, cherries, red beets and even red wine.

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Pistachios are an excellent source of protein
A study conducted by the Department of Animal Sciences at the University of Illinois (USA) highlighted the quality of the proteins present in pistachios. The Californian pistachio contains the essential amino acids that allow it to be considered a complete protein of vegetable origin in the same way as quinoa, chickpeas and soy.
This vegetable protein can be eaten raw and anywhere, without preparation.

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