Does pistachio help in skin health?
Hello, does pistachio help in skin health? Pistachios are touted as a healthy nut. I learnt that they help with everything from diabetes to heart health. The oils and shells are even used in beauty products! Pistachio Oil is full of vitamin E which does all kind of great things for the skin. Please recommend something.
@ayush Phenolic Antioxidant compounds are what give pistachios their reputation as free radical fighters and are a skincare product mainstay. In addition, pistachios contain catechins, plant-based flavanols, which are another type of antioxidant that helps protect the body from damage done to skin cells by free radicals. Free radicals are unstable atoms that are missing an electron, and often pair with other electrons. They are known to cause damage to the DNA within cells. When the damage is done to skin cells, there can be an impact on the cell’s membrane and its mitochondria, which causes the appearance of premature aging. This “premature aging” is often characterized by sagging skin, hyperpigmentation, or age spots, loss of elasticity, fine lines and wrinkles, and other attributes that make a person look older than their actual chronological age. This damage to the cell’s genetic materials includes affecting their growth, function, and ability to repair. The body has its own antioxidant defense against free radicals, but if the cells are overwhelmed by an abundance of free radicals, the body can’t keep up. That’s where topical or antioxidants from food come into play. Pistachio oil is a potent antioxidant. It helps the body counteract free radicals, helping to prevent key molecules in the skin cells from becoming damaged.