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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