We’re going to talk about the four biggest benefits of pistachios. I realize pistachios aren’t really a true nut, it’s a seed of fruit but we’re going to talk about it today as an actual nut because that’s what people are used to there are many benefits of pistachios but there are four big ones.
Number one out of all the nuts and seeds it has some of the lowest amounts of oxalates of any of the nuts almonds have the most oxalates
so if you’re sensitive to kidneys Stalin’s for example or even arthritis or even oxalates, in general, you would want to consume pistachios or if you have a history of kidney stones pistachio is your go-to nut.
Number two very high in potassium we’re always trying to get more potassium loaded with potassium good amount of phosphorus, if you’ve ever heard of something called ATP that’s the energy currency of the body which is made in the mitochondria that stands for adenosine triphosphate, so phosphorus gives you energy, zinc very important in over two to three thousand enzymes. so I think there’s a lot I’ve done tons of articles on that, in fact, let me just put a link down below because if you haven’t seen some of the articles I’ve done on zinc this one is actually like a rock star it’s. one of the most important minerals that you can take okay.
Vitamin k1 will help if someone has excess bleeding, b6 very important in a lot of different biochemical reactions, also it can help edema and swelling especially if someone’s pregnant and they’re just swelling up with fluid, this can help b1 one of my favorite vitamins it reduces anxiety it helps you sleep, it helps excessive thinking all the time 24/7, it’s good for stress, it’s good for a lot of things, and then we have full-length which is not just important in a growing child to prevent birth defects, but it’s also important and in dolt to prevent breaks in your chromosome in your DNA, so it helps in the repair process if you efficient you have all sorts of damage in the DNA.
Vitamin e, vitamin e is an important antioxidant, but it does a lot more it’s very beneficial for your muscles for hormones for your endocrine glands and your skin also is vitamin C and then chlorophyll, which is like the green stuff in a plant, that’s why I pistachios are green because it has more chlorophyll, this is a good healer in general and also for your inner skin like anything going on like with irritation on the inside of your esophagus on down through your colon this is very very important. now in the center of chlorophyll, you have the mineral magnesium so pistachios are high in magnesium which is good for a lot of things not just for muscle cramps and sleeping and stress, but also to make energy and also to help with your heart rhythm because it’s one of the key electrolytes.
Alright number three it’s a good source amino acids, it’s a good source of healthy fats, it does contain an omega-3 fatty acid called ala it does have to be converted to DHA the active form and EPA, but still it has a good amount of ALA which is kind of a precursor to the active forms of omega-3 fatty acids. there’s a lot of other fatty acids that it has and those are also good for many different things related to cognitive function, cardiovascular function, immune system, and the list goes on. also, it’s very little car so it’s perfect keto higher fat low carb medium protein.
And number four antioxidants now your body makes antioxidants you also get them from your foods, and so both of them combined make up your network of antioxidants to protect you from the environment creating oxidation and free radicals and also from your own body making free radicals because that’s kind of a byproduct of the metabolic process, so antioxidants can greatly reduce the complications of certain illnesses and like diabetes for example, that generates a lot of free radicals inflammation in general, so these are really good compounds and giving your body additional health benefits that go beyond just vitamins and minerals. it has the carotenes which are pre vitamin A the cough rawls which is part of the vitamin E complex and there’s a lot more as well some that even help with macular degeneration.