Foodie Friday: Health Benefits of Pistachios

I hope everyone had a Happy New Year!  For the first Foodie Friday of 2020, I will be talking about the very healthy Pistachio nuts.

Pistachios are a tree nut with a green color that is rich in nutrients.  If you are Vegetarian or Vegan, they have almost 6 grams of protein per 1/4 cup serving.  Trying not to eat Potato Chips?  Pistachios are a much healthier option with healthy fats instead of saturated fats.  If you have CKD they are pretty high in Potassium so be sure and limit how many you are eating.  One serving of Pistachio nuts contains almost 30% of daily amounts of B-6.

They are a low-calorie snack option.  Each serving has 159 calories.  Just be sure you stick to the serving size.

Pistachios are full of antioxidants that help reduce the risks of getting cancer, including colon cancer.

Pistachios also contain two antioxidants, Lutein and Zeaxanthin, which are both vital to eye health.

Pistachios are high in fiber and are considered a prebiotic which will aid with gut health.

If you are a woman and eat a lot of nuts, studies show a decreased risk of Heart Disease for women.

If you have diabetes, or pre-diabetes Pistachios are a low glycemic food which means they can help control your blood sugar levels.

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My name is Melissa. I am a certified Health Coach, Holistic Coach, Kidney Coach, LPN, can coach in Herbalism, Aromatherapy, Guided Imagery, am level 2 Reiki certified, and I want to be your Health and Wellness Coach. I am continually learning and taking classes to expand my knowledge base.

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