Bright green pistachio fruits of the energy "bomb" because they contain 50 percent fat, 20 percent protein, 20 percent carbs, two percent of fiber, potassium, calcium, magnesium and iron. Such a composition makes them extremely healing and protect the arteries tested , help the digestive process and are a good snack for diabetics, because it regulates blood sugar levels.
Pistachios are from the south and Turkestan for four millennia grown throughout the Mediterranean.There are several kinds, and trees are divided into male and female (like kiwi). Pistachio seed is covered with reddish-brown membrane, nucleus is intensely green, so happy to be used for ice cream. Pistachios are popular as salted snacks and a favorite decoration, especially in the Eastern delicacies - confectioners, cakes, creams, fruit salads.
In Central Asia, is believed to extend the life of pistachio, which is why this plant is called the tree of life. On pistachio leaves develop growths caused by aphids, which are the nations of Central Asia used as medicines against diseases of children, loss of appetite, fever and dysentery. Resin secreted by the pistachio tree is also used to treat wounds and ulcers.
These green fruits and beneficial effect on the cardiovascular system, lower cholesterol (good source of phytosterols, which in chemical structure very similar to cholesterol), thus reducing the risk of heart disease. They are extremely rich in antioxidants lutein, which has the highest in leafy green vegetables and brightly colored fruit. Pistachio seeds of the treasury of potassium (which helps
detoxification), calcium (which builds bones and teeth), magnesium, phosphorus, and vitamins C, A, and E.Contain micronutrients - iron, zinc, copper, manganese, selenium and many amino acids. However, pistachios are very calorie, 100 grams has the 557 calories.
Experts say the pistachios and good prophylaxis for many types of cancer, for strengthening the immune system. This is especially true for lung cancer, because pistachios contain gamma-tocopherol, one of the many forms of vitamin E, which is known for its antioxidant capacity and protective effect against this type of cancer. Regular consumption of pistachios increases the absorption of gamma-tocopherol, which is a great prevention.
In folk medicine, pistachios are used as painkillers in the stomach and kidneys, but also anti-vomiting and coughing. Recommended for patients after severe and debilitating surgery. Pistachios are an excellent aphrodisiac, experts say, improve the quality of sperm and have a positive effect on the fertility of both sexes. The fruits of pistachio positive effect on the functioning of the brain and liver.
However, pistachios are strong allergens, most likely due to the high concentration of protein, and excessive consumption can cause rashes and allergic reactions.
For a speedy recovery
People with history tends flu, pneumonia, tonsillitis or an infectious disease recommended the following tincture: 2-3 tablespoons finely samlevenih pistachio Pour 1.5 cup of water and let it sit for about forty minutes. Take two tablespoons three or four times a day before meals and you will quickly recover after illness.