Friday, March 15, 2019

Green for St. Patrick's Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day and all things green! Today I want to highlight pistachios and share just three benefits of this green nut.

Number One: Brain Health
Researchers at Loma Linda University discovered that regularly eating nuts improves brain waves. Pistachios created the greatest gamma wave response, associated with learning, processing, retention, and other key cognitive functions.

Number Two: Gut Health
Data from two randomized studies showed that both pistachios and almonds could increase the number of potentially beneficial microbiota in the gut - but the effect of pistachios was much greater.

Number Three: Inhibit Cancer Cells
In 2017, scientists at the Institute of Nutrition at Friedrich Schiller University found that both raw and roasted pistachios inhibited the growth of colon cancer cells while bolstering chemopreventive effects.

Pistachios are lower in fat and calories than other nuts. 
One ounce pistachios = 49 nuts = 159 calories. 

Stay Active, Keep Moving and
Enjoy Pistachios This Week

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