Pistachio Nutrition Studies
Evidence continues to grow about the many benefits of consuming pistachios on a daily basis. New research, released in the June 2010 edition of the Journal of Nutrition, touts the cardio-protective benefits of pistachios. We have long known that nuts are good for your heart but this study showed that the antioxidants in pistachios may help reduce the risk of heart disease. The study was supported by the Western Pistachio Association (now the American Pistachio Growers) with partial support from the NIH-supported General Clinical Research Center at Penn State.
The antioxidents in pistachios may help reduce the risk of heart disease..."
The study revealed that participants who ate pistachios daily had increased serum antioxidants, such as lutein and gamma tocopherol, and decreased oxidized-LDL, when compared to those on a low-fat control diet without pistachios. These substances are thought to play a role in the development and progression of atherosclerosis, the collection of fatty materials along the arteries (also known as “hardening of the arteries” or ASVD). Lowering oxidized- LDL decreases the risk of heart disease. The positive effects of pistachios on many heart disease risk factors likely reduce overall heart disease risk more than just a decrease in total and LDL cholesterol alone.
Overall Health Articles
March 17, 2010
New Study Further Confirms Eating Tree Nuts, Like Pistachios, Lowers Risk of Heart Disease.
April 26, 2010
Nation's Leading Nutrition Researchers Promote Two New Studies Linking Tree Nut Consuption to Overall Health Benefits
Experimental Biology Meeting in Anaheim, CA, Features Presentations on the Positive Effects of Eating Nuts Like Pistachios Play in Diabetes and Weight Management.
March 01, 2010
March is National Nutrition Month, and with St. Patrick's Day on the 17th it's the Perfect Time to Snack on the Only Green Nut - Pistachios!
January 01, 2010
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October 18, 2009
Tree Nut Consumption Associated With Better Diet, Lower Body Weight Measures and Lower Prevalence of Health Risks
New Fingings On Nut Consumption in the U.S. Presented at the American Dietetic Associations Annual Meeting in Denver, CO.
Snacking on nuts, including pistachios, continues to show significant positive health benefits...
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