Women’s Health and Pistachio Nutrition

The life benefits of 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. Pistachios can help. 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. 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, 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.

Diabetes is a growing concern for women as well, especially with increasing age. Studies suggest that pistachios are a great snack for people trying to control their blood sugar. Read more about pistachios and blood sugar control.

Is your man having concerns with bedroom performance? Research found that men with erectile dysfunction who added pistachios to their diet for three weeks had improved markers of erectile function at the end of the study. Read more about the study on erectile dysfunction treatment.

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

Get to Know Your Pistachio Nutrition - With Constance Geiger, PhD, RD, CD

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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