Pistachios pack a punch, and history proves it: these nuts have been around since 7,000 B.C. Pistachios are one of the lowest calorie nut options, and they're are great source of vitamin B6 and potassium. According to Healthline:
Vitamin B6 is important for several functions, including blood sugar regulation and the formation of hemoglobin, a molecule that carries oxygen in red blood cells.
There are few reasons not to choose pistachios:
[Pistachio] health benefits may include a healthier gut, lower cholesterol and blood sugar, in addition to promoting weight loss and eye and blood vessel health.
What's more, they're delicious, versatile and fun to eat. For most people, including pistachios in the diet is a great way to improve overall health.
Don't sleep on cashews though. These pleasant little crescent-moons offer their own slew of health benefits. Cashews do wonders for your heart, skin and hair, and can also prevent blood disease and protect your eyes.
Studies consistently show that nut intake has a cholesterol-lowering effect, in the context of healthy diets, and there is emerging evidence of beneficial effects on oxidative stress, inflammation, and vascular reactivity.
Cashews are the perfect companion to your favorite curry or stir fry recipe. These nuts also are a great replacement ingredient whenever you're in need of a vegan-friendly dessert.