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Food and Drug Administration (FDA) defines a complete protein as a food that contains "all of the essential amino acids in adequate amounts." Flickr

The ongoing health emergency has raised consciousness about personal health, with a special focus on one’s nutritional intake. If you are making smart diet plans that include healthy snacking options that one can munch while working, consider adding pistachios.

A regular intake of unhealthy food can affect our body’s ability to prevent, fight, and recover from infections. Whereas, good nutrition can reduce the likelihood of developing other health problems, including obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and some types of cancer. Pistachios are a delicious, complete source of protein for people of any and every age.

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US grown roasted pistachios meet the generally accepted definition as a "complete protein". Pixabay

Pistachios might be your favourite nut, and a new analysis has shown them to be a source of “complete protein” for those who might want to move away from animal-based proteins.

“US grown roasted pistachios meet the generally accepted definition as a “complete protein,” meaning they join the ranks of a small number of plant proteins such as quinoa, chickpeas, and soybeans that have become popular among vegetarians,” it was recently announced at the American Pistachio Growers Annual Conference in California.

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Women who consume walnuts have a greater likelihood of healthy aging. Pixabay

Women in their late 50s and early 60s who consumed at least two servings of walnuts per week had a greater likelihood of healthy aging compared to those who did not eat walnuts, researchers have found.

In the study, published in the Journal of Aging Research, “healthy aging” was defined as longevity with sound mental health and no major chronic diseases, cognitive issues or physical impairments following the age of 65.

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Walnuts offer a spectrum of beneficial nutrients that fit a variety of eating plans from Mediterranean and vegetarian to lower carbohydrate diets. Pixabay

Walnuts come packed with a plethora of health benefits and also make it to the superfoods list. You should eat them for a healthy lifestyle.

Including them in your daily diet may help ward off cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes and chronic inflammation. Moreover, research suggests, walnuts as part of a healthy diet may play a role in helping to maintain and improve physical and cognitive health as people age.

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