The Lovable Pistachio Nut
The Lovable Pistachio Nut is indeed The Love Nut.
(1) The more one consumes nuts, the more health benefits, so dig in.
(2) More nuts to love does not equate to more to love.
(3) Bonus, pistachio nut consumption yields exceptional satisfaction as the Skinny Love Nut.
(1) Regarding longevity, the largest detailed medical study recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine concludes that eating just a handful of nuts daily yields dramatic health benefits. The study notes that while it cannot definitely prove cause-and-effect, the significant findings are extremely beneficial for overall tree nut consumption and ground nut consumption. The 30-year study was sponsored by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and a research grant from International Tree Nut Council Nutrition Research & Education Foundation (INC NREF). For the full study links see http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2013/11/eating-nuts-reduces-risk-of-death/.
(2) Regarding Metabolic Syndrome (MetS) and Obesity, the INC NREF study recently published in 2014 additionally gleans that tree nut consumption reduces risks of obesity and beneficial effects on MetS. For full study findings with links among tree nuts, metabolic syndrome (MetS), and obesity, see http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-01/mp-itn010714.php.
(3) Pistachios are an extra special nut and here's why:
* To eat the pistachio nut requires removing the shell. This step enhances the sensation of being satiated by snacking. Additionally, the empty shells serve as a signal of how many nuts have been consumed furthering the sense of satisfaction. *One serving of pistachios is 49 individual nuts.
(We love all the nuts, but when you need to chow down, go for pistachios for quality and quantity.) Learn more of on-going pistachio health findings at www.americanpistachios.org.and www.aropistachio.com/nutrition for USDA resources. See also www.choosemyplate.gov.
We're in love with Mr. Pistachio & The Love Nut, American Pistachio Growers. Learn more at www.americanpistachios.org.