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June 09, 2021

Pistachios the ultimate superfood

The perfect superfood in a handful

They are delicious, crunchy, and delicious, but they are also an invaluable superfood. Aegina peanuts or shelled peanuts provide us with more good than you can imagine. Characteristic of shelled peanuts is that they are rich in good fatty acids and specifically in monounsaturated fatty acids. Monounsaturated fatty acids have beneficial properties for our cardiovascular system.

The fat content of nuts helps to quickly saturate and manage hunger. Also, our favorite pistachios contain trace elements such as copper and manganese, fiber, plant sterols and antioxidants such as lutein and anthocyanins, two components to which the pistachio fruit owes its unique green-purple color.

Pistachios and their properties:

Improving sugar levels:

Scientific studies have shown that the addition of peanuts to the Mediterranean diet can improve blood sugar levels, endothelial function, as well as parameters related to inflammation and oxidative stress.

Cholesterol Improvement:

Other studies show that regular consumption of peanuts improves the lipid profile, ie improves total cholesterol levels, increases the "good" HDL cholesterol in healthy adults, while also providing significant antioxidant benefits.

Fighting eye diseases:

Since vision problems are very likely to affect people as they grow older, Aegina peanuts can help because they contain lutein and zeaxanthin. These carotenoids act as antioxidants, protecting the body's tissues from damage caused by free radicals. This leads to an overall reduction in macular degeneration.

Better functioning of the immune system:

In addition to supporting the immune system and improving blood health, vitamin B6 can also help your immune system function more efficiently. A deficiency of vitamin B6 can make the immune system too weak to fight infections and diseases. Many people do not get enough vitamin B6 and this can be corrected by consuming Aegina pistachios. Aegina pistachios are a superfood that should become part of our daily routine and therefore professionals should add them to more and more preparations.

So try to add them to your daily routine, since it is also a delicious snack!

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