Our expert says:
Like all nuts, Pistachio nuts are healthy because they contain a high percentage of monounsaturated fats which protect the heart. However, Pistachios (like all nuts) have a high total fat content of 48.4 g/100g and a high energy content of 2416 kJ/100g. Because diabetic patients need to ensure that they do not gain weight, you should eat small portions of nuts (about 30g per day) and make sure that eating the nuts does not cause weight gain. If you are overweight and diabetic it is always recommended that you consult a registered dietitian to help you with an individual diabetic diet prescription. The dietitian will indicate what portion of Pistachios you can eat and how often.
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