Healthy Reasons to Eat Pistachios


Pistachios are my favourite dry fruit nut. Their salty taste is irresistible to me, I can eat a handful of them in one go. But, they have some amazing health benefits because of which they should be part of our daily diet.

They majorly help us in three ways, Pistachios aid in weight loss, they improve our digestion, make our heart healthier. If we look at the nutrition value of pistachios; about 49 pistachios contain only 156 calories, 8 grams of carbs, 16 grams of protein. Apart from these pistachios are rich in magnesium, vitamin-B6 phosphorous, copper, and thiamin.

Rich in Antioxidants

Antioxidants help your body fight the free radicals. They play a vital role in reducing health risks like cancer and heart disease. The antioxidants present in pistachios are fantastic for your eye health also. Pistachios are easy to digest too.

Low calorie and high protein

While other nuts are high-calorie items, pistachios are the lowest-calorie nuts available. Pistachios are next to almonds in protein content. They are also rich in amino acids which help the protein synthesis of our body. Amino acids cannot be produced by our bodies, so we have to consume them from our diets.

Aids in weight loss

Any sort of nut will always be helpful in losing weight. pistachios being rich in fibre and protein will make you feel full even when you eat less of it. The fat in pistachios is not fully absorbed by our bodies hence it helps in the weight loss.


Most of the fibre in your body is excreted undigested. But, some of the fibres are digested by healthy gut bacterais known as prebiotics. Pistachios are digested into short-chain fatty acids, which means they prevent you from heart diseases, cancer, and digestive disorders.