Mister Pistacho

Summer menu, less lentils and more pistachios.

Image of a person holding a bowl of vegan salad with pistachios.

As we have already said in an article on our blog, pistachio offers numerous health benefits. It is a source of proteins, lipids and carbohydrates, and its high content of unsaturated fats helps reduce cholesterol and blood pressure. In addition, it is rich in vitamins and minerals, such as phosphorus, potassium and iron. And it is this last mineral that becomes especially important every summer, because either we put some stewed lentils between our chest and back, which with the heat wave is not the most appetizing thing, or we look for cooler options. That's where the rich pistachio comes into play with its 7.2 milligrams of iron per 100 grams, 0.1 milligrams more than lentils. Yes, yes, you heard correctly, pistachios provide more iron than lentils. That is why incorporating them into the daily diet, in addition to helping regulate blood sugar and improving mental and muscular health among many other benefits, provides us with a contribution of extra energy helping to combat fatigue, one of the main symptoms of lack of energy. of iron. In addition, consuming it in the recommended quantities provides sufficient nutrients without exceeding calories.

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