Pistachios and Men’s Health

Thursday, March 10th, 2022

By taking simple steps, men can reduce their risk of preventable diseases that cause them to die an average of six years younger than women. The American Pistachio Growers worked with nutritionist, Michael Roussell, PhD. to come up with four easy ways for men to fortify their health with pistachios.

Feed a Healthy Heart

Heart disease is the number one killer of men! Adding a daily pistachio snack to a heart-healthy diet has been shown to help reduce LDL, the bad version of cholesterol. In addition, research also shows that the antioxidants inside pistachios help prevent the oxidation of LDL cholesterol, which is seen as the initial step in the development of heart disease that causes plagues. Have a
pistachio snack every single day to help keep your heart healthy.





Maintain a Healthy Brain

Alzheimer’s one of the leading causes of death for men. Nuts, like pistachios, are a mainstay in the MIND Diet, a diet clinically shown to reduce risk of Alzheimer’s Disease by a whopping 53 percent. In the MIND Diet study, participants were encouraged to eat five servings of nuts per week. If you are looking to take care of your brain, snack on pistachios.


Stay in Control (of Blood Sugar)

Diabetes is another major concern for men. At the most basic level, controlling diabetes centers on managing sugar levels in the blood. Eating pistachios has little to no effect on blood sugar, neither raising it nor lowering it. When pistachios are added to a meal, the fat, fiber and protein can help control blood sugar. Stand alone snacking or adding them to your meals, eating pistachios are a great way to help manage blood sugar spikes with diabetes.


Get Active and Recovery Smart

Over thirty-one percent of men in America are inactive. Regardless of what area of health needs to be improved, the key is to move each and every day. Just 20 minutes of some kind of activity daily will help with health issues.

And after exercising, the antioxidants, minerals and protein found in pistachios help the body recover. So, get active and recover right with pistachios.


In Conclusion:

Adding pistachios to your diet will help your overall health. Get active and eat more pistachios!



Heart of the Desert is a working pistachio ranch and vineyard with four retail establishments in New Mexico. They are best known for their farm fresh pistachios and Award-Winning New Mexico wines. Each store offers wine and pistachio tastings. They offer worldwide shipping and produce attractive gourmet baskets that make great corporate and family gifts. The main store, on the ranch in Alamogordo, offers farm tours that showcases how pistachios are grown and processed as well as a stunning Tuscany themed patio that overlooks the groves and is available for weddings, private parties or enjoying a relaxing glass of wine.