Murcia (Europe Press). Pistachios help control sugar levels and prevent oxidative stress during pregnancy, according to the results of a new study from Cornell University (New York) which sheds light on the antioxidant power of pistachios, which are generally not recognized for their antioxidant capacity. compared to other food items. such as blueberries, pomegranates, cherries and beets, which may affect the nutritional status of pregnant women and newborns.
Similarly, a study conducted by Landmark Research in 2020 revealed the benefits of pistachios in gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), a type of diabetes that develops in pregnant women without previous diabetes symptoms. Like other types of diabetes, it affects the way the body uses blood sugar. Gestational impaired glucose tolerance (GIGT) occurs during pregnancy when the body is unable to control normal blood sugar levels due to hormonal changes.
Research has shown pistachios to be a useful dietary supplement for pregnant women with gestational diabetes to maintain healthy blood sugar levels and thus provide essential nutrients for both mother and child.
Finally, another study conducted by the Department of Animal Sciences at the University of Illinois (USA) showed that pistachios contain all nine essential amino acids and, therefore, are a complete protein of vegetable origin of great biological value. Like chickpeas or chia. Protein is an essential nutrient in any diet, even more so in the case of pregnant women, in that it contributes to the formation and development of the baby.