Pistachios are an excellent source of plant-based proteins, with high arginine content. They rank second after almonds among all nuts for their high protein content.
As all other nuts, pistachios very rich in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids, which help reduce the levels of cholesterol and triglycerides, as well as curb the problem of high blood pressure and, consequently, the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Pistachios contain copper, magnesium, phosphorus and calcium but also vitamins, such as vitamin E and folic acid, which have precious antioxidant effects. They also contain antioxidant polyphenols and experiment-based research has shown that they can alleviate inflammations and fight bacteria and mycosis as well.
The latest research conducted by the American Association for Cancer Research Frontiers has shown that eating about 20 pistachios a day may help reduce the risk of lung disease onset.