We all are aware of those midnight cravings. Aren’t we? This is when we take a quick tour to our kitchen pantry and look for snacks, chips or a bar of chocolate. But bingeing on these high-calorie foods at night is never considered a good option for health. It not only hampers body’s metabolism, but also leads to weight gain, obesity and other lifestyle issues. Hence, experts recommend including healthy, light and low-calorie foods in our diet to satiate those weird time hunger pangs – dry fruits being one such option. Known to be a superfood, dry fruits and nuts are enriched with health benefitting nutrients. Subsequently, it makes a popular option for the ones who look for healthy options to binge on at the middle of the night.
Recently celebrity nutritionist and health coach Luke Coutinho shared one more reason why nuts make a great choice for midnight snacking. He stated that a handful of pistachios may help you sleep better, thanks to the melatonin-content in it.
Sharing a picture of pistachios, Coutinho wrote, “yes pistachios contain melatonin…what puts us into a deep sleep …if your used to snacking at night or you feel hungry ….a handful of pistachios will may help you sleep better …you still should be cutting away from gadgets 45 mins to an hour before bed, winding down, some deep breathing, no late night meals, some breath work….a dark room ….sleep well , sleep deep.” Check out the post here:
That’s not all. According to the book Healing Foods by DK Publishing, pista is rich in antioxidants, beta-carotene and anti-inflammatory properties. These help you boost immunity and get nourished from within.
Here’re 5 Other Health Benefits Of Pistachio:
1. The antioxidants in pistachio may help boost immunity.
2. It is loaded with fibre that may promote metabolism and weight loss.
3. Healthy fats, proteins, fibre etc in pistachio are also known to be responsible for good gut-health.
4. It also contains carotenoids, lutein and zeaxanthin that are known to promote eye-health.
5. The presence of antioxidants like vitamin C and vitamin E in pista also safeguard the body from free radicals that cause damage in the body.
Eat healthy, stay fit!
About Somdatta SahaExplorer- this is what Somdatta likes to call herself. Be it in terms of food, people or places, all she craves for is to know the unknown. A simple aglio olio pasta or daal-chawal and a good movie can make her day.