Women's HealthThe Life Benefits of American Pistachio Nutrition
An important way for women to keep fit is to reduce the risk factors for health problems that they face. Maintaining a healthy heart and blood vessels is one of the most important things a woman can do. Several studies suggest that including pistachios as a part of a well-balanced diet may help support healthy cholesterol levels in individuals with already healthy cholesterol levels. Read more about the science showing the heart health benefits of pistachios.
Maintaining a healthy weight is also a major concern for women. According to nutrition experts, a key component to weight maintenance is eating small snacks throughout the day. Snacks are an important part of a balanced diet. Consuming planned, portion controlled snacks is a way to keep your metabolism going and maintain energy levels between meals. Healthy snacks are made up of nutrient rich foods that contain fiber, lean protein and healthy fat. Pistachios are a one-stop shop, containing 3 grams of fiber, 6 grams of protein, and 11 grams of heart-healthy fat per serving – about 49 nuts. Additionally, pistachio calories may be even lower than previously thought. Read more about the nutrition content of pistachios. Or, view information about weight management and pistachios.
Exploratory clinical studies suggest that when consumed in moderation, pistachios may support healthy blood glucose levels in individuals with already healthy levels. Read more about pistachios and blood sugar control.
The International Food Information Council* found that top dietary concerns include limiting fat, such as saturated fats and trans fat, high fructose corn syrup, and refined carbohydrate. In addition, they found that one-third of people surveyed agree that protein helps you feel full and is especially beneficial as people age. Just as importantly, protein can help with weight loss.
*Based on 1,000 adults, representative of the U.S. population. Data gathered on March 28-April 10, 2011.