Why Pistachios are the Ultimate Back-to-College Snack

Thursday, August 18th, 2022

With back-to-school upon us, it’s time to get everything we need to start the year off on the right foot. We’ve got the textbooks, backpack, binders, and our favorite hoody… but what about snacks?

When you think of the word “snack,” what do you see? If your mind immediately jumps to chips or candy bars, we need to change that. While salty chips or sugary sweets are tempting, they aren’t exactly brain food, and when you’re sitting through a long lecture or hitting the books for a stressful test, you need all the help you can get. Try boosting your brain power with a tasty treat that has existed since around 3000BC. Reach for a handful of pistachios!

Yes, pistachios! Pistachios are an excellent option for anyone who wants to power through their day and easily make it through the rough patches. They are fun to eat, available in various flavors, and the best part about these snacks is that they’re healthy!

Here are just some of the reasons why pistachios make the best back-to-school snack:

Pistachios are “energy-dense” foods.

Pistachios are a good source of protein, fiber, healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals. These nutrients work together to give you the energy you need to get through a heavy class schedule. A serving of pistachios contains 10 grams of protein, making them a great option if you want to eat something flavorful yet substantial. Plus, if you’re feeling exhausted from an early morning lecture or late-night studying session, this will give your body everything it needs for lasting energy without weighing down your stomach.

Pistachios make you look fabulous!

You may be surprised to find out that pistachios are a great source of D-alpha tocopherol, also known as vitamin E! Vitamin E is an antioxidant that protects cells from damage caused by free radicals in the body. Eating foods rich in antioxidants improves heart health and is also good for your skin and hair! Vitamin E can help prevent blemishes and keep you looking younger. So, pistachios are a healthy snack that will help you look fabulous in your next selfie!

Pistachios help your digestive system!

Pistachios have 3 grams of fiber per serving, which is good for you in many ways. Fiber helps with digestion and keeps you regular! So, if you have a late-night pizza party and your stomach doesn’t feel quite right the next day, adding pistachios into your diet can help move things along and clear your body of lingering toxins! Plus, eating more fiber has been linked to weight loss—which helps combat the dreaded Freshman 15! Fiber also plays a role in preventing diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.

Pistachios help you focus!

Speaking of fiber…fiber keeps you feeling fuller longer. This makes pistachios an ideal snack as they keep distracting hunger away while you’re in class all day! Properly fueling your body helps you focus on more important things, like taking notes or concentrating on what your professor is saying!

Pistachios are fun to eat!

While you can buy already shelled pistachios, buying them in-shell can help keep you awake and make it a little harder to crunch through an entire bag (we’re all guilty of it). Also, pistachios pair well with many seasonings and are available in super delicious flavors. Check out some of our favorite flavors in our online store!

So, if you want an energy-dense snack that is packed with nutrients, has tremendous health benefits, and (best of all) tastes amazing, grab a bag of pistachios! Let’s boost your back-to-
school brain power! Have a fantastic school year!

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