The fruit of the pistachio tree is a seed of oval shape with a hard shell. The tree itself is called the tree of life, and the fruits are called the nuts of happiness. These nuts, as well as others, contain a lot of calories, but they are very useful for health, and for losing weight.
Losing weight with pistachios: what’s the secret?
It would seem that a lot of calories and weight loss are incompatible. However, everything is much more complicated. First of all, pistachios contain a lot of fiber (more than other nuts). Consequently, by using a small amount of these nuts, you can well and for a long time satisfy the hunger. It is recommended to eat no more than 15 nucleoli per day. In addition, nuts perfectly regulate appetite, so using them regularly, you can get rid of the desire to constantly chew something. Pistachios have a low glycemic index, which is also important for losing weight, and carbohydrates contained in nuts are complex. Therefore, they saturate for a long time and do not cause a sharp surge of sugar in the blood.
In addition, pistachios contain many valuable substances. It is vitamins A, E, B group. Especially much in the nuts of vitamin B6, which is necessary for strong memory, normal operation of the pancreas. In addition, it is necessary for weight loss. Iron, copper, magnesium, phosphorus, manganese, selenium, potassium – are also represented in large quantities. The composition of nuts includes also unsaturated and saturated fatty acids, amino acids, valuable vegetable protein, carbohydrates, lutein, zeaxanthin, polyphenols.
Useful nuts reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood, are a preventive measure against the development of oncology, strengthen the body, increase the tone, which is very important after surgery and serious illnesses. Pistachio strengthens the vessels, cleans the bile ducts, rejuvenates the cells and protects them from destruction.
Pistachios are used for:
- diseases of the stomach;
- liver diseases;
- excessive mental and physical stress;
- cardiovascular diseases;
- weak vision;
- chronic fatigue;
- hepatic colic;
However, we must carefully consider this product, as pistachios are a strong allergen. And an allergic reaction can cause even anaphylactic shock. In addition, you should not eat a lot of nuts in case of problems with the gastrointestinal tract.
You can just snack nuts, but do not forget about the norm – no more than 15 pieces per day.
And if you do not strive to become slimmer, and your figure suits you, just sometimes cook dishes with these nuts. After all, they bring a lot of benefit to the body.
Recipes for health and beauty
What can you make from pistachios? It’s not just desserts, recipes are varied. These are meat dishes, snacks, soups. You can and simply add them to salads and cereals. Will be tasty and useful. And here are some useful recipes with pistachios.
Tomatoes peeled and cut into cubes, crush the red onion. Pistachios must be throttled. Mix everything, sprinkle with red pepper, add a little olive oil and let the salad steep for ten minutes.
Terrine from liver and pork
Form 12 slices of bacon with overlap, edges should hang. Low-fat pork (800 g) to twist into minced meat, three cloves of garlic to grind. All mixed with a tablespoon of cranberries, 50 g pistachios, salt, pepper, one egg, thyme and a few spoons of brandy. All knead and lay out half the mass on bacon, top to lay the chopped chicken liver (200 g), cover with the second part of the mass. You can close several slices of bacon from the top and bake 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Recipes of dishes with pistachios are very original and at the same time uncomplicated. And losing weight on these nuts is nutritious and useful.
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