We still have the habit of asking those who present themselves as powerful in society, `Neenga periya Pista va? ‘ in Tamil. This pistachio is in the nut category and has a lot of power for our health.
History of pistachios
The pistachio tree was cultivated by mankind as early as 7,000 BC. These trees have been widely cultivated in parts of the state of California in the United States since 1903. It is the largest producer of pistachios in the world.
The Chinese call pistachio nuts `happy nuts‘. They named because after the pistachio nuts that open their mouths and look like a toothy smile.
The Chinese enjoy serving these pistachio nuts to everyone during every New Year. This is because they consider pistachios to be a symbol of health, happiness, and a zodiac future.
The number of people using pistachios in India is very low compared to other countries. Although pistachios are not eaten much in India, pistachios are used in sarbath, ice cream, sweets, and pistachio kulfi.
The nutrients contained in pistachios
The pistachio tree, first discovered in the Middle East, is one of the oldest legume trees in the world. Globally, pistachios are green nuts found in small crusts. Pistachios are rich in a wide variety of nutrients, including over 30 different vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients.
28 grams of pistachio nuts are high in fiber, protein, potassium, zinc, phosphorus, vitamin B6, and manganese. Pistachio nuts are high in anti-oxidants. All of these are beneficial to human health in many ways.
Research results suggest. Pistachio nuts contain fat that is good for the heart and can help prevent various heart diseases. Pistachio nuts reduce the risk of heart disease by up to 12%.
Medicinal uses of pistachios
1. Pistachio nuts control blood pressure caused by stress. It also dilates blood vessels, regulates good blood flow, and lowers high blood pressure.
2. Numerous studies have confirmed that glucose and insulin levels are low in the body after eating pistachios. It increases the level of peptide1 hormone and regulates the level of glucose in the body.
3. The fiber in pistachios regulates digestion and prevents constipation, and helps the growth of good bacteria in the gut. Bacteria in the gut, ferment this fiber and produce fatty acids that have many benefits.
4. Zinc in pistachio nuts boosts the body’s immune system.
5. Eating pistachio nuts during pregnancy provides many essential and important nutrients to the body of pregnant women.
6. Pistachios are high in vitamins. Increases the level of hemoglobin in the blood. It also gives the cells the oxygen they need.
7. Pistachio nuts are high in vitamin B6. This increases the production of white blood cells. It also produces red and white blood cells in the blood and plays an important role in maintaining the spleen and lymph.
8. Soak pistachio nuts in hot milk and eat it daily in the evening to increase memory.
9. Vitamin E in pistachios helps prevent skin damage from UV rays and skin cancer. 10. Two carotenes are found in pistachio, zeaxanthin, and lutein. These protect the retina of the eye and lead to clear vision. It also protects against cataracts.
11. Pistachios can lower bad LDL cholesterol in the body, and increase healthy HDL cholesterol. Pistachios protect us from developing type 2 diabetes. One cup of pistachio nuts contains 60 percent mineral and phosphorus.
12. Eliminates the deficiency of male and female reproductive hormones and gives the appropriate physical fitness and mood to engage in sex.
13. Lightly fry pistachio nuts, mix them with caramelized milk and drink it twice a day to strengthen the body.