Pistachios Aid Digestion

pistachiosYou’ve probably heard pistachios are good for you, but did you know they could aid in colon health as well? Recent research has shown green-tinged nuts (such as pistachios) to be aids in growing the bacteria you need to better digest food. And the better your digestive system is working, the less likely you are to develop hemorrhoids.

The bacteria in pistachios are also referred to as “beneficial bacteria,” which greatly boost your intestinal health, thus potentially increasing your overall well being. If you’re looking to better regulate your digestive system, a handful of pistachios could be a helpful addition to your diet. Fiber-packed at three grams per ounce, these nuts make for a nutrient-rich, filling, and tasty snack.

The significantly high fiber content in pistachios can also help prevent colon cancer. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a fibrous 1-ounce serving of pistachios provides 12 percent of your daily recommended dietary allowance.

Now may be the time to start shelling your afternoon snack. To view all the nutritional aspects of pistachios and how they stack up against other nuts, you can view this chart provided by PistachioHealth.com.

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