Men's Health and Pistachio Nutrition

The life benefits of pistachio nutrition

An important way for men to keep fit is to reduce the risk factors for health problems that they face as they age. Maintaining a healthy heart and blood vessels is one of the most important things a man can do. And pistachios are a heart-friendly food that can help support healthy cholesterol levels. Read more about the research that connects men’s health and pistachio nutrition.

A healthy heart and blood vessels can also be important for a healthy sex life. Erectile dysfunction treatment studies have found that men who added pistachios to their diet for three weeks improved markers of erectile function at the end of the study. Read more about the erectile dysfunction treatment study.

More and more men are interested in maintaining a healthy weight as well. According to nutrition experts, a key component to weight maintenance is eating small snacks throughout the day. The best snacks contain fiber, protein and healthy fat. Pistachios are a one-stop shop for snacking on all three of these nutrients, with 3 grams of fiber, 6 grams of protein, and 11 grams of heart-healthy fat per serving – about 49 nuts. Additionally, pistachios may be even lower in calories than previously thought. Read more about the nutrition content of pistachios. Or, read more about pistachios and weight management.

Diabetes is a growing concern for men. Studies suggest that pistachios are a great snack for people trying to control their blood sugar. 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, and limiting high fructose corn syrup and refined carbohydrates. In addition, they found that one-third of people surveyed agree that protein helps one to feel full and is especially beneficial as people age. Protein can also help with weight loss.

*Based on 1000 adults representative of the US population. Data gathered on March 28-April 10, 2011.

Dr. Tom Hopkins on “The Love Nut.”

5 Reasons to Eat Pistachios

  • Pistachios are a natural health food, full of nutrients with less calories than you think

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  • Pistachios are a heart healthy food.

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  • As part of a balanced diet, pistachios can help you manage your weight.

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  • Pistachios can help promote healthy blood glucose (sugar) levels

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