Pistachio nuts come originally from Central Asia and the Middle East, but are now grown in many places around the world, including Australia, California, New Mexico and in the Mediterranean. Not actually a nut, but a fruit from which we eat the seed, which is inside the hard outer shell, pistachios can be eaten as a snack on their own or added to dishes when cooking. There have been quite a large number of studies conducted into the health benefits of pistachios and findings indicate that eating the nuts on a daily basis can bring you some definite health benefits, so read on and learn ten ways that pistachios can be of benefit to your health:
1. They help prevent macular degeneration
Pistachios contain both lutein and zeaxanthin which are antioxidants that help to prevent the damage caused by free radicals. It is free radicals that can cause the slow loss of vision known as macular degeneration.
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