How Pistachios Help You Lose Weight

Friday, July 28th, 2017
pistachios help you maintain weight

Recent studies have reviewed the different ways that nuts, including pistachios, can help maintain body weight. These heart-healthy nuts are high in nutrients, and by adding pistachio nuts to a balanced diet, you can cut calories. Snacking on pistachios is a great way to get a salty fix without eating an entire bag of chips. The following are a few quick facts about the nutritional content and benefits of pistachios.

Nutritional facts about pistachios

These healthy nuts contain high levels of potassium, magnesium, vitamin B6, and phosphorus. Pistachios are rather low calorie, with a one ounce serving of roughly 49 nuts containing about 160 calories. That one serving also contains as much fiber as a bowl of oatmeal. Studies have shown that by adding 3 ounces of pistachios a day to your diet, you can decrease your risk of cardiovascular disease as well.

Good fats

When talking about fat in foods, many people assume it is something they should keep out of their diets. Fortunately for food lovers, not all fats are the same. Saturated fats, such as those in animal products, are known to contribute to high levels of low-density lipoproteins, or bad cholesterol.

Unsaturated fats, like those in pistachios, help support lower cholesterol. A study at Pennsylvania State showed that those who included 3 ounces of these nuts in their daily diet had lower levels of low-density lipoproteins. Even though the participants were eating a typical American diet, their levels were lowered thanks to pistachios.

Keep moderation in mind

As you have seen from the above information, pistachios have many health benefits. No food, including healthy food, can take the place of a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. Adding pistachios to your diet helps satisfy your nutrient needs, and curbs your appetite.

Where to find a variety of heart-healthy pistachios and snacks

Heart Of The Desert is the trademark for the pistachios grown at Eagle Ranch in southern New Mexico. We source our products straight from our 105 acres of pistachio groves near Alamogordo. Field care, harvesting, and processing all take place on site at Eagle Ranch. We offer a wide selection of wines, gourmet foods, gift baskets, and more. We also offer a variety of events throughout the year, including farm tours and wine tasting. For more information about how we can help you, call us toll free at (800) 432-0999 or contact us by email.