Almonds are the little guys. Pistachios are the big guys. Both are delicious, but which one should you eat? I’ll tell you right now, it’s the almond! Pistachios are nuttier, and more expensive. Almonds are the more expensive one at the end of the day.
When it comes to pistachios and almonds, there’s just something about the sound of the nut cracking that is just so comforting, and a lot more pleasurable than something crunchy and chewy. Personally, I love eating them and using them in cooking, but I also find them quite the health and weight gainer. There’s a good reason why pistachios are so popular with women, but the reasons why the almond is so popular with men are quite a bit more complex.
The short answer is that almonds are high in monounsaturated fats and saturated fats, which are two types of fat that our bodies are very sensitive to. Monounsaturated fats are essential fatty acids that cannot be produced by the body, and instead must be obtained from food. This is why almonds are considered to be a healthy snack food, rather than the health-giving nut our bodies need.
Monounsaturated fats are high in omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential fatty acids that our bodies can produce. Omega-3 fats help to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, which is a leading cause of death for both men and women. Omega-6 fats are also essential, as they are essential for the manufacture of the cell membrane that houses the brain and other vital nerve tissue, and these fats also appear to help to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
I think it is so important to eat healthy fats, but it’s not a mystery where all the bad fats come from. It seems that eating lots of almonds can reduce your risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, and even some cancers as well.
The same goes for pistachios, since the nuts that we eat are mostly composed of omega-6 (and thus, also the kind of fats that reduce the risk of dementia and Alzheimers disease) and Omega-3, which are both essential to brain function and contain antioxidants which help prevent memory loss.
I’m not saying almonds are bad for you, and I’m not saying pistachios are bad for you either. There’s no way to prove one way or the other, but it’s clear that you should eat a variety of fats. Just don’t get too hung up on the health-food hype.
The problem is that we over-rely on health-food hype and that’s exactly why we so often over-rely on the Internet. We have a very short attention span, often only having a few seconds to focus on the most trivial of things. We don’t tend to pay attention to what someone has in their mouth or whether something is dangerous. We’re so caught up in the moment that we don’t pay attention to the implications of our actions.
But if we are so focused on those momentary distractions, we might be missing out on the bigger picture. As the old saying goes, “what you focus on, you get,” and that is especially true when it comes to food. Almonds and pistachios are both rich in healthy fats, but almonds are a bit more concentrated and pistachios more nutty. I think I might try to mix the two up a bit.
It seems nuts and pistachios both have a lot in common, for example, both are high in carbohydrates. Pistachios, also rich in protein, have a lot of protein in them. Pistachios also tend to be high in fiber. Almonds, on the other hand, are high in fat and low in protein and fiber. But pistachios seem a bit more concentrated, nuts seem more nutty. I am not sure which is better.