Health Benefits of Pistachios

Pistachios make for a great snack! I love them at work since they’re just so easy to nibble on. They contain fewer calories and more potassium and vitamin K per serving than other nuts.

A 1-ounce serving of dry-roasted pistachios contains:

160 calories
6 grams of protein
3 grams of fiber
15 grams of fat
2 grams of saturated fat
25 percent of the daily value for vitamin B-6
15 percent of the daily value for thiamine and phosphorus
10 percent of the daily value for magnesium

Pistachios also have a great impact on your heart health as they may help lower your cholesterol. They also contain l-arginine, which can make the lining of your arteries more flexible and make it less likely you will develop blood clots that could cause a heart attack, and vitamin E, which makes it less likely your arteries will become clogged with plaque (notes MayoClinic.com).

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