Inflammation and cell damage from rigorous body movements are the cause, and snacking on the yellowish-green pistachio nuts can be the answer. Pistachios are packed with antioxidants that can help us fight these post-workout pains.
Here is why :
One serving of pistachio nuts has 20-mg of potassium, about half of a large banana has. Potassium, along with sodium, are electrolytes that are crucial for keeping our muscles moving and functioning during intense workouts.
Pistachio nuts have the highest levels of beta-sitosterol, a type of phytosterol, in the nut family. These plant-derived substances, when consumed, have shown to boost heart health by blocking the absorption of cholesterol into our bodies.
Perfect recovery food :
Most of us know that eating protein after a workout helps our bodies build and repair muscles. There are 6 grams of protein in a single pistachio nut serving, more than what you’d get from the same size portion of beef !
A very simple way to incorporate this healthy nut into our meals is make a jar of Pistachio Pesto and keep it in the fridge for post-workout meals. Have it with baguette, salad, pasta, chicken, fish, etc.
Recipe : Using a grinder and blender, grind nuts and blend all of below ingredients until a smooth paste is formed. Voi-la !
2 cup salted and shelled pistachios
1 cup of fresh basil leaves
1 cup of baby spinach & arugula mix
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Fresh juice of 1 lemon
½ teaspoon of black pepper
¼ teaspoon of sea salt
¾ cup of extra virgin olive oil
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