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Pistachio Nutrition Studies

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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

May 17, 2010

Most Comprehensive Study To Date Shows Adding Tree Nuts to Daily Diet Contributes to Overall Health

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 2010

Celebrate National Nutrition Month and St. Patrick's Day, Go Green with Pistachios

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 2010

Top Ten Reasons to "Go Green" in the New Year

Simple Tips From TheGreenNut.org, How to be A Healthier You in 2010.

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.

Overall Health

Overall Health

Snacking on nuts, including pistachios, continues to show significant positive health benefits, from long-term improved blood sugar control, to reduced cholesterol and better weight control.

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Heart Health

Heart Health

Did you know that eating nuts, such as pistachios, can lower your cholesterol and reduce the risk of coronary heart disease?

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Diabetes Prevention

Diabetes Prevention

Incorporating pistachios into meals benefits long-term blood sugar control and delays emptying of the stomach.

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Weight Management

Weight Management

Consuming tree nuts such as pistachios is associated with a better diet, lower body weight measures and reduced health risks.

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