Studies conducted in Pennsylvania have shown that in addition to the taste of pistachios from Aegina, they also reduce the risk of heart disease.
So, consuming 40 grams of pistachios per day for 4 weeks, c doubling their number over the next 4 weeks, reduces the “bad” cholesterol (LDL) by 9% in the first time period, and even by 12%.
The use of pistachios in these two periods reduces by 15% the level of interleukin – 1 in the body, which is an indicator of inflammation, which is a risk factor for the development of cardiovascular diseases.
This is due to the fact that pistachios contain a low content of saturated fat and a high content of unsaturated. In addition, they do not contain trans fatty acids.