Pistachio may help reduce blood sugar levels

Pistachio may help reduce blood sugar levels

20

Apr

Pistachio may help reduce blood sugar levels

20Apr2021 Blog

The pistachio has a high nutritious value, being high in antioxidants, fiber, and vitamin B6, and minerals.

The pistachio has a delicious flavor and a high nutritious value, being high in monounsaturated fat, fiber, thiamin, and vitamin B6, and minerals such as phosphorus, potassium, copper, and manganese. They are also a source of protein, riboflavin, vitamins A, E, and K, as well as other minerals as iron, magnesium, zinc, and selenium (1,2).

Pistachios have a glucose- and insulin-lowering effect, so they may help you lower blood sugar levels (3). Eating pistachios every day may also improve some cardiometabolic risk factors in adults with well-controlled type 2 diabetes (4).

In addition, a scientific study observed that a daily intake of pistachios of 44 g may help improve nutrient intake without affecting body weight or body composition (5).

 

Source: INC, International Nuts & Dried Fruit, link: https://www.nutfruit.org/consumers/about-nuts/pistachio

References:
1.USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference Legacy Release April 2018.
2. Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 December 2006 on nutrition and health claims made on foods.
3.Kendall, C. W. C., Josse, A. R., Esfahani, A., & Jenkins, D. J. A. (2011). The impact of pistachio intake alone or in combination with high-carbohydrate foods on post-prandial glycemia. European journal of clinical nutrition, 65(6), 696.
4.Sauder, K. A., McCrea, C. E., Ulbrecht, J. S., Kris-Etherton, P. M., & West, S. G. (2015). Effects of pistachios on the lipid/lipoprotein profile, glycemic control, inflammation, and endothelial function in type 2 diabetes: A randomized trial. Metabolism, 64(11), 1521-1529.

5. Fantino, M., Bichard, C., Mistretta, F., & Bellisle, F. (2019). Daily consumption of pistachios over 12 weeks improves dietary profile without increasing body weight in healthy women: A randomized controlled intervention. Appetite, 104483.

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