Saturday, July 7, 2012

Pistachio Nuts for Protein, Potassium, Phytosterols, Antioxidants, Fiber, B-Vitamins #GardenCuizine @NutritionTwins

Pistachio Nuts
Healthy Snacking
The FDA states that, "Scientific evidence suggests but does not prove that eating 1.5 ounces per day of most nuts, such as pistachios, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease." Click on the chart below to see more.
Strong scientific evidence shows that Phytosterols, including: Beta-sitosterol, Campesterol, Stigmasterol, 5-avenasterol, sitostanol and campestanol have been shown to reduce cholesterol. 2 to 3 grams per day can lower total cholesterol by 4 to11% and LDL by 7 to15%.* 

Plant sterols are naturally found in plant foods like nuts; and also are added to food products like HeartRight® SmartBalance® buttery spread. To help improve or maintain healthy cholesterol levels, eat more nuts, fruits and vegetables; read food labels and look for added plant stanols and sterols.

Read more abut Pistachios
Check out "Nuts About Pistachios" article by Diana Wind, RD
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*Reference: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Evidence Analysis Library.
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NutritionTwins: A diet that includes tree nuts, such as pistachios is linked to a healthy heart! A recipe for a healthy heart
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