We are all aware of those midnight cravings. Is not it? This is when we take a quick tour of our kitchen pantry and look for snacks, chips or bars of chocolate. But consuming these high calorie foods at night is never considered a good option for health. This not only disrupts the body’s metabolism but also leads to weight gain, obesity and other lifestyle issues. Hence, experts recommend adding healthy, light and low-calorie foods to our diet to satisfy those pesky hunger pangs – dried fruits are one such option. Known as a superfood, dry fruits and nuts are rich in nutrients beneficial for health. Next, makes it a popular choice for those looking for healthier options in the middle of the night.
Recently, celebrity nutritionist and health coach Luke Coutinho shared another reason why nuts are a great option for midnight snacking. He adds that a handful of pistachios can help you sleep better, thanks to the melatonin-content in it.
Sharing a picture of pistachios, Coutinho wrote, “Yes pistachios contain melatonin…which makes us sleep soundly…if you used to snack at night or you feel hungry….a handful Pistachios will help you sleep better… you should still stay away from gadgets 45 minutes to an hour before bed, lay down, take some deep breaths, don’t eat late dinner, do some breathing work…. Dark room …. Sleep well, sleep deeply.” See post here:
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He is not everything. According to the book Healing Foods by DK Publishing, pistachios are rich in antioxidants, beta-carotene and anti-inflammatory properties. They help you in boosting immunity and get nourishment from within.
Know here 5 other health benefits of pistachios:
1. Antioxidants present in pistachios can help in increasing immunity.
2. It is loaded with fiber that can boost metabolism and weight loss.
3. Healthy fats, proteins, fiber etc. in pistachios are also considered responsible for good gut-health.
4. It also contains carotenoids, lutein and zeaxanthin which are known to promote eye health.
5. The presence of antioxidants like Vitamin C and Vitamin E in pistachios also protects the body from free radicals that damage the body.
Eat healthy, stay fit!
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