Mostly Cloudy
10°CWed :Sunny/Wind. High: 16 Low: 3

Pistachios can protect your heart during acute stress

Pistachios can protect your heart during acute stress

London: Scientists say eating a handful of pistachio nuts a day can help reduce the damage done to the body by acute stress.

Experts at Pennsylvania State University have claim that the nuts help lower blood pressure and heart rate in difficult situations.

In a study participants were given a variety of healthy diets, some containing pistachios, some without.

The scientists then measured their subjects’ cardiovascular responses, first as they took a challenging mental arithmetic test and again as they immersed their feet in cold water.

The largest drop in blood pressure was associated with eating about 1.5oz of nuts a day.

“Daily events, such as a tight deadline or public speaking can increase blood pressure,” a newspaper quoted Dr Sheila West, lead author of the study published online in the journal Hypertension, as saying.

“These results are significant because they show that physiological responses to stress are affected by the foods we eat,” she noted.

 

Top Stories

227436-priyanka

Priyanka Gandhi denies reports that she wished to contest against Narendra Modi

April-23-2014
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, presently managing the campaign for Sonia and Rahul Gandhi in Amethi and Rae Bareli, was reportedly willing
money300

Black money may account for 1/3rd of Rs 30k Cr poll expenses

April-22-2014
New Delhi: As general elections draw closer, ‘unaccounted money’ may account for over tierce of total Rs 30,000 large integer calculable to
MalaysiaAirlinesPlaneTakeOff_large

Malaysia to issue death certificates in missing plane

April-22-2014
The Malaysian government can issue death certificates for passengers of missing Flight MH370 and supply monetary help to families still hanging onto
nexux

Google engaged on a budget Nexus smartphone

April-22-2014
Google has been in the news since last number of years for engaged on a budget Nexus smartphone. However, the items haven’t
fdf1cd30-c9db-11e3-9371-91f8250ebe24_IMG_8573

Bollywood celebrities support AAP

April-22-2014
  Bollywood celebrities support AAP After fielding screenland candidates like Gul Panag, Jaaved Jaffrey and Jaspinder Narula from various Lok Sabha constituencies,
muslim-s2

In geographical area, Muslims bitter but see few choices on the far side Cong

April-22-2014
In Maharashtra muslims are also sad regarding the means within which the state has “illegally detained” kids in terror cases. Muslims kind