Pistachios are your allies to lose weight

The pistachios they can be perfect allies both in school and at work. Consuming nuts on a regular basis improves the frequency of brain waves associated with cognition, learning, memory, memory and other key brain functions, according to a recent study from Loma Linda University in California.

In addition, in the specific case of pistachios, the research revealed that they are the ones that obtain a greater response in gamma waves, which are crucial for the improvement of cognitive processing, information retention, learning and perception.

But do they fatten pistachios?

The answer to this question can be found in another study, the one published by the Paul Bocuse Institute in Lyon (France), which analyzes the consumption of pistachios and obesity and which was supported by American Pistachio Growers and the Department of Agriculture of the U.S.

For the experiment, carried out among a selection of women in France, the participants were divided into two groups. Some consumed one protein biscuit (135 calories) and the other consumed pistachios (an amount equivalent to 135 calories), which were added to the daily food intake. Four weeks after the start of the study, the experiment revealed that although the weight of the participants did not change in either group, the group of women who consumed pistachios had a tendency to reduce the perimeter of the waist, stable body fat levels and a higher proportion of nutrients like thiamin, vitamin B6, copper Y potassium than the group that took the protein biscuit.

Its nutritional profile rich in fiber produces a satiating and prolonged effect, so that collaborates in weight control. According to a study published in the PlosOne scientific review, eating pistachios three times a week reduces the likelihood of obesity or metabolic syndrome.

Pistachios reduce blood glucose levels and improve insulin resistance, making them a good ally against type II diabetes, as demonstrated by a study from the Rovira i Virgili University (URV) in Tarragona.

The benefits of pistachio for body and soul

  • Pistachio is rich in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which unlike saturated and trans fats, reducate LDL cholesterol levels or "bad cholesterol". According to a study by Dr. Vellingiri Vadivel, including between 30 and 50 grams of nuts in the daily diet reduces the risk of suffering from cardiovascular pathologies.
  • They favor the view, With nutrients such as riboflavin, lutein and zeaxanthin, which act as antioxidants and protect against sun damage.
  • They improve and regulate intestinal transit, since a ration of pistachios provides 3 grams of fiber, which is equivalent to more than 10% of the recommended daily amount.
  • They keep the strong teeth thanks to phosphorus, an essential nutrient for good dental health.
  • They strengthen the bones and muscles provided vegetable proteins, phosphorus, magnesium and potassium, so they are recommended for athletes.
  • They reduce the stress. The potassium and magnesium in pistachios help reduce blood pressure and heart rate in stressful situations. This has been shown in a study by the Pennsylvania State University, published in the journal Hypertension, of the American Heart Association Journal.
  • Helps to stay young fighting the aging of the skin and protecting the body from oxidizing agents. This is due to its high content of antioxidants such as lutein, gamma-tocopherol or zeaxanthin and vitamins B2 and E.

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