Discover protein-rich oilseeds that also reduce cholesterol

Discover protein-rich oilseeds that also reduce cholesterol

From the oilseed family, pistachios are one of the noble seeds that have captured the taste buds of Brazilians (and Brazilians) with their green-brown color and amazing flavour. The good news is that it not only satisfies your taste buds, but also satisfies your health.

Research published in the famous scientific journal Nutrients showed that the ingredient is rich in antioxidants.

The study conducted by Cornell University in the United States showed that, compared to other nuts, pistachios take center stage due to their nutritional quality. In addition to its low fat content, it contains a high percentage of plant proteins, fiber, vitamins and minerals. Among the vitamins, there is the presence of C and E.


According to scientific research, eating 42.5 grams of nuts daily – including pistachios – can reduce the chances of developing heart disease.

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If that wasn't enough, pistachios have been shown to lower LDL cholesterol, otherwise known as bad cholesterol. Moreover, due to the protein and fiber content, the food provides satiety and reduces calorie intake, which positively affects weight loss.

When served with the peel, satiety is enhanced and more benefits are achieved. The green variety, contrary to what many people think, is low in calories, especially when compared to other types of nuts. A 20-gram serving of food contains only 159 calories, while the same serving of nuts provides 190 calories.

20% of calories come from proteins, which are full of essential amino acids, which greatly improve the quality of the diet.

thays brito

He is a registered dietitian with a graduate degree in clinical sports nutrition

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