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
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.
● 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