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2. They protect your eyes

Pistachios contain antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin which are both essential in protecting the eyes from dangerous free radicals in the form of cigarette smoke, air pollution, or sunlight damage. Lutein and zeaxanthin go straight to the part of the eye called the macula, which absorbs harmful sun-rays and other damaging light. These antioxidants help to maintain vision long-term.

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