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Pistachio Nut Craving
Moderation: Pistachios and all nuts for that matter are good for you. However, eating a lot of anything is not good for you. ...Read more
Don't eat it: Don't eat pistachios! Easy. And avoid anything made with pistachios. Depending on the reaction, she may want to have an epi-pen with her at all times just in case. ...Read more
What can I do if my girlfriend just had an allergic reaction to pistachio nuts, what should she do?
Seek care quickly: Nut allergic reactions can be severe and life threatening. Symptoms can occur quickly and progress unless treatment is given. A person with known nut allergy should have with them their self-injectable Epinephrine for use. Pistachio allergy frequently coincides with cashew allergy, so these should be avoided. For food allergy testing and an action plan, see allergist, but er is best now! ...Read more
I have had surgery for diverticulitis and cannot have nuts. Can I eat pistachios because I have heard it's a seed, not a nut?
Pistachio is a nut: No, pistachio is a nut and not a seed. ...Read more
Nuts (almonds pistachios etc) are eaten widely, which are the main health benefits of eating nuts? Are these useful for brain also?
Many benefits, yes:
Regular consumption of nuts reduces risk of heart attack, stroke, cancer and diabetes and in moderation maintains healthy weight. Walnuts are esp. Good for brain due to DHA content.
See http://www. Brainhq. Com/brain-resources/everyday-brain-fitness/brain-healthy-foods-nutrition/nuts-brain-health
and http://well. Blogs. Nytimes. Com/2015/03/30/nuts-are-a-nutritional-powerhouse-for-rich-and-poor/? _r=0 ...Read more
Is it healthy to eat baked nuts (almonds, walnuts and pistachios) right before bed if you have a relatively sedentary lifestyle?
Small snack ok: Best to avoid large meals before bedtime. But a small snack is ok. ...Read more
Hi, is it good to have dates, dry nuts like almonds, walnuts, pistachios as I am trying to conceive. As these are hot or warm in nature but healthy.
Could eating an abundance of nuts (mainly pistachios or peanuts) cause a burning sensation in the stomach? Mild discomfort? If so, why?
Yes: Some people can eat them without problem but others cannot and develop a sensitivity ...Read more
I eat daily lot good healthy food: raw almond, seed, Walnut, Pecan Pistachio, Brazil nut, & olive oil. This adds up to 15+grams sat fat. Any Concerns?
While it's long been recommended that people minimize saturated fat, recent research suggests there's no benefit to limiting saturated fat (especially when it comes from the healthy foods you are eating) unless you have Familial Hypercholesterolemia or ApoE4.
See http://authoritynutrition. Com/saturated-fat-good-or-bad/
for a very well-written discussion of saturated fat and the current science. ...Read more
Woke up w stomach pain, nauseous and like I was about to have diahrrhea. I had mexican for dinner & pistachio nuts b4, bed. Could it be pancreatitis?
Possibly: With symptoms this complex, you owe it to yourself to call your doctor to help you make sense out of them. ...Read more
Can an allergic reaction to food be as mild as a stomach ache? I eat most nuts with no problems, but felt ill after eating pistachios
Yes: In case of nuts, the probability of an allergic reaction is high. Since each tree nut is different in allergen content, it is also not surprising that you only have reaction to pistachios. Since the severity of the next reaction is unpredictable, it is best for you to avoid this nut. In case of doubt, consult an allergist to get tested. ...Read more
Is it safe to eat pistachios and mix dried fruit and nuts mix during pregnancy? Is there any risks to baby? I’m in my Third trimester
Third trimester diet: What you have described is in general very safe, especially in the third trimester. There are virtually no risks to the fetus under normal consumption standards. ...Read more
Yes!: A single cup of pistachios is just a little bit more than 700 cal and has 55+ grams of fat so it's not a low fat or low calorie food. But wow, is this nut loaded with nutrition! so pistachios are a valuable addition to your daily snacks, but better to use unsalted and organic ones. ...Read more
Yes but watch salt:
Yes, pistachio nuts are very nutritious & a healthy snack. See http://healthyeating. Sfgate. Com/pistachio-nuts-healthy-eat-3794.Html
but be cautious re: the salt that is usually added. You can liberally eat unsalted pistachios & have salted ones in moderation. Raw pistachios or those roasted at lower temperatures may be healthiest-see http://santabarbarapistachios. Com/santabarbarapistachios-faq. Aspx. ...Read more
Lots: Beyond bankroll value :-) -- pistachios have a lot of fiber, protein, phytosterols (that may help heart disease), healthy monounsaturated fats, and more antioxidants than pomegranate juice, garlic, and blueberries. They also have more lutein -- an antioxidant that can shield eye health -- in them than any other nut. Good supply of b6 -- anti-stress. In moderation, sounds like a nice snack. ...Read more
What are the chances of me being alergic to pistachios? But I never tried pistachios before and what will happen if I am allergic?
Nut allergy: What is missing from your question is if you ever reacted to a tree nut before. If so, you need to be skin tested by an allergist to determine what tree nuts you need to avoid. If you have never reacted to nuts, ideally you should be fine. If you are allergic, don't try them until you are tested, it may cause a life threatening reaction. ...Read more
Usually nothing: Ingesting a small amount of mold by an otherwise healthy person is not likely to have any ill-effects. ...Read more
No such difference: That is out of the blue. Neither are more healthy than the other unless one was allergic to one of them and not the other. ...Read more
Nothing: The worm gets killed by chewing and will be digested like any food. ...Read more
What can I do if my baby is deathly allergic to cashews and pistachios, does this mean he is allergic to mangos?
From Allergy Advisor: One would expect an extensive cross-reactivity among the different individual species of the genus (e.g., mango, cashew and pistachio nut), but this, in fact, does not occur frequently (27). Cross-reactivity has been found among pistachio nut, cashew nut, and mango seed, but this cross-reactivity did not extend to mango pulp. ...Read more
Nut allergy: Allergy to any food, in this case pistachio will cause symptoms of oral itching, lip or tongue swelling, hives, breathing difficulty and/or throat closure etc. Food allergy is diagnosed with clinical history followed by skin or blood test and that information helps establish the diagnosis and severity of the allergy. ...Read more
Possibly: "peanuts are legumes, biologically unrelated to tree nuts. But there is high level of allergic cross-reactivity between peanuts & tree nuts, meaning that people with tree nut allergies are at increased risk of developing peanut allergies. If you're diagnosed with a tree nut allergy, your allergist will advise you whether to avoid peanuts as well." see comment for more info. ...Read more
I am allergic to pistachios, but I can't eat raw sunflower seeds or raw almonds? Are those allergies?
Most likely, yes:
Pistachios and almonds are both tree nuts and can cross react with other tree nuts like cashews, walnuts, almonds and hazelnuts and all of them should be avoided.
Sunflower seeds are not treenuts and usually do not cross react with treenuts. However, if you have adverse reactions whenever you eat them, they should be avoided as well. ...Read more
My fingernails are fluorescent orange today, not yesterday, took berberine 2days, ate cashews n pistachios 2day. Polished 2wk ago NO remover used?
Http://www. Webmd. Com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-1126-berberine. Aspx? Activeingredientid=1126&activeingredientname=berberine
Eyes yellow? It can slow the excretion of bilirubin and has a bright yellow color like tumeric.Would check your bilirubin level today as if it is elevated do not take berberine. F/u/ w/ doc ...Read more