The health benefits of nuts, mainly in relation to the improvement of dysmetabolic conditions such as obesity, type 2 diabetes mellitus and the related cardiovascular diseases, have been widely demonstrated. Compared to other nuts, pistachios have a lower fat and caloric content, and contain the highest levels of unsaturated fatty acids, potassium, γ-tocopherol, phytosterols and xanthophyll carotenoids, all substances that are well known for their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory actions. This variety of nutrients contributes to the growing body of evidence that the consumption of pistachios improves health, leading to a greater potential of healthy antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity, glycemic control, and endothelial function. The present review examines the nutrients and phytochemicals present in pistachios as well as the potential health benefits of including pistachios in a diet.

Terzo, S., Baldassano, S., Caldara Gaetano Felice, ., Ferrantelli, V., Lo Dico Gianluigi, ., Mulè, F., et al. (2017). Health benefits of pistachios consumption. NATURAL PRODUCT RESEARCH, 33(5), 715-726 [10.1080/14786419.2017.1408093].

Health benefits of pistachios consumption

Terzo Simona;Baldassano Sara;Caldara Gaetano Felice;Ferrantelli Vincenzo;Mulè Flavia;Amato Antonella
2017-01-01

Abstract

The health benefits of nuts, mainly in relation to the improvement of dysmetabolic conditions such as obesity, type 2 diabetes mellitus and the related cardiovascular diseases, have been widely demonstrated. Compared to other nuts, pistachios have a lower fat and caloric content, and contain the highest levels of unsaturated fatty acids, potassium, γ-tocopherol, phytosterols and xanthophyll carotenoids, all substances that are well known for their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory actions. This variety of nutrients contributes to the growing body of evidence that the consumption of pistachios improves health, leading to a greater potential of healthy antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity, glycemic control, and endothelial function. The present review examines the nutrients and phytochemicals present in pistachios as well as the potential health benefits of including pistachios in a diet.
2017
Terzo, S., Baldassano, S., Caldara Gaetano Felice, ., Ferrantelli, V., Lo Dico Gianluigi, ., Mulè, F., et al. (2017). Health benefits of pistachios consumption. NATURAL PRODUCT RESEARCH, 33(5), 715-726 [10.1080/14786419.2017.1408093].
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