Pistachio serves a list of benefits to the body. It is high in nutrients, antioxidants and fibres, through which it keeps the body fit and healthy.

1 ounce of pistachios contains

● Calories- 159

● Carbohydrates- 7.70 grams

● Fat- 12.85 grams

● Fibre- 3.00 grams

● Sugar- 2.17 grams

● Protein- 5.72 grams

Health Benefits

Improves gut health: Nuts with fibre content enhances the digestive system. A fibre called prebiotic serves the good bacteria in the gut, as these good bacteria help in crowding out the harmful bacteria.

Good for blood sugar level: Pistachios have a low glycemic index for which does not shoot up blood sugar level, after consumption of these nuts.

Prevents from colon cancer: Pistachios contains a fair amount of fibres which protects them from developing certain cancers such as the colon.

Health Risk

● The high sugar and sodium content in pistachios can affect the body in negative ways.

● Though fructans are not dangerous to health, it can irritate the digestive system and can cause bloating, flatulence, and constipation