Pistachios can protect the hearts of diabetics

A handful of pistachio nuts twice a day protects the heart and arteries from harm caused by stress in diabetics, scientists found.

Just 150 of the nuts or three ounces a day resulted in people with Type 2 diabetes having more ‘relaxed’ and less narrower blood vessels, lower blood pressure especially when asleep and less strain on the heart after just four weeks.

The study by Pennsylvania State University said the nuts could reduce risk of heart disease but warned the nuts were not a cure for daily stress.

A part of an Article By: Jenny Hope Medical Correspondent