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Abstract Title:

Health benefits of pistachios consumption.

Abstract Source:

Nat Prod Res. 2017 Dec 15:1-12. Epub 2017 Dec 15. PMID: 29241364

Abstract Author(s):

Simona Terzo, Sara Baldassano, Gaetano Felice Caldara, Vincenzo Ferrantelli, Gianluigi Lo Dico, Flavia Mulè, Antonella Amato

Article Affiliation:

Simona Terzo

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 ofhealthy 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.

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