Mixed Nuts: The facts about your favorite nuts – PISTACHIOS

Mixed Nuts:  The facts about your favorite nuts – PISTACHIOS

Serving Size 1oz (about 49 pistachios) = 160 calories

Pistachios get their greenish hue from chlorophyll, the same compound that gives leaves their green color.  They’re high in blood pressure lowering potassium (go for unsalted; salt counteracts potassium’s effects), and may reduce the body’s response to stress.

Nutty Ideas:  Pistachios can help offset the blood sugar spikes carbs can cause, suggests data from the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition.  Use them to add sophistication to desserts:  Bake them in cookies or dessert that you make with your gluten-free almond flour.

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