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Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021

The ketogenic (Keto) diet is the most popular diet in internet searches this summer. It suggests consuming a large amount of fat (between 70 and 80% of the daily caloric intake) and a significant reduction in carbohydrate intake. In particular, carbs should represent less than 5% of calorie intake (instead […]

Friday, May 7th, 2021
Pistachios

In a study published by the New England Journal of Medicine, it was found that eating nuts, including pistachios, as part of a healthy diet was associated with decreased risk of death in both women and men, especially due to cancer, heart disease and respiratory disease. Eating pistachios may actually […]

Monday, March 1st, 2021

Many people are looking to improve their overall health and immunity this year—with a focus on diet as one way to do so. According to the International Food Information Council’s 2020 Year-End Survey, one in three people report their eating habits have become healthier over the past year. Which makes […]

Monday, January 18th, 2021
Woman eating pistachios

Regular pistachio consumption can promote favorable changes in the diet, lower blood pressure, and contribute to weight-loss in a behavioral weight loss program. It is possible to lose weight while still consuming your favorite little snack—pistachios! Nut-loving consumers looking to lose a few pounds can feel better about keeping pistachios […]

Wednesday, November 11th, 2020

Sometimes when you are in the specialty foods industry, you stumble upon exceptional products whose quality mirrors your own. This is exactly what happened with the line of farm-fresh dates that Heart of the Desert is now carrying. They make for a great snack and have a ton of health […]

Tuesday, October 6th, 2020

Pistachios are a healthy choice to add to your diet. There are so many reasons to make them a daily staple. If you’re not a snacker or need more creative ways to get them in your food, we have some good ideas for you. Why Should I Eat More Pistachios? […]

Thursday, August 20th, 2020

Well-planned eating practices help athletes train hard, stay healthy and injury-free, and maximize their performance. An ideal athletic diet should contain well-balanced portions of protein, carbohydrates, fat, vitamins, minerals and fluids. Pistachios are health-promoting foods that go hand-in-hand with an athlete’s regimen. They are portable, versatile, and environmentally friendly. Adding […]

Monday, June 15th, 2020

The capsaicin in chiles may help you lose weight. As a southwestern food producer, we use red and green chiles as seasoning on our pistachios. We know all about the health benefits of pistachios and share them frequently in our blogs. It’s even more fun to find out that the […]

Monday, June 1st, 2020

American pistachios contain significant amounts of melatonin, much higher than most fruits, vegetables, cereals, legumes, and seeds. Why is this important? SLEEP! A good night’s sleep is incredibly important for your health. In fact, it’s just as important as eating healthy and exercising. Unfortunately, there’s a lot that can interfere […]

Friday, March 6th, 2020

Nutty History Pistachios are one of the oldest flowering nut trees. This little seed, Pistacia vera, is part of the cashew family, can grow about 30 feet tall and live 300 years. Pistachios have been grown in the Middle East since the beginning of time with evidence dating back to […]