Lower Your Cholesterol With Pistachio NutsPistachio nuts have been a part of Middle Eastern diets for a long time. It is not only delicious, but it is also full of nutrition. A new study discovers that the nuts can reduce cholesterol levels and the risk of heart disease. Researchers say that the nuts are full of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals like iron and selenium.
According to the research that is conducted at Pennsylvania State University’s Department of Nutritional Sciences, eating pistachio nuts can lower lipids and liproproteins which can be the cause of cardiovascular disease. Comparing to other nuts, pistachio nuts have higher beta-carotene, gamma-tocopherol, and antioxidants lutein. Lutein is an important nutrient for healthy skin and vision. Gamma-tocopheral is a type of vitamin E, and Beta-carotene is a chemical that will transform into vitamin A.
Why is antioxidants in pistachio nuts so important? When bad cholesterol (LDL) oxidizes in your body, it is known to cause plague buildup and inflammation inside blood vessels. Antioxidants in the nuts can reduce LDL from oxidizing.
The next time you are looking for a midnight snack, don’t forget to include pistachio nuts as a part of your heart healthy diet.