Let me tell you about my favourite go-to snack. It is one of the lowest calorie, lowest fat and highest fiber nut. Since over a decade it has been a part of my client’s and mine daily food. It’s California pistachios! It really is nutrition in a nutshell.
Nuts have made a big comeback on the healthy foods list. After suffering a bad rap for many decades, they are back in action as the good news about their health benefits has been coming in regularly lately.
Small, green colour pistachio nuts are also known as the ‘smiling’ or ‘happy’ nut as the split open shell looks like a smiling face & these bright coloured nuts makes everything look happier. Among Iranian & Turkish varieties, California pistachios are the largest in size.
A garnish on some foods, an afterthought in some others, the glorious pistachio has spent many a moment on the sidelines of nutrition. Even those most committed to the cause of dry fruit, often leave out this shell-cracking-carefully-extracting route to good health.
Compared with other nuts, dry roasted pistachios have a lower fat content and therefore, lower in calorie content per serving (160 kcal/28g), while offering the most nuts per serving among most popular snack nuts.
Pistachios may have you thinking green, because this little green nut packs a powerful punch of nutrition benefits. Research suggests the many attributes of pistachios—full of essential nutrients, antioxidants, dietary fiber, protein, and healthy fats—work together to promote good health, reduce the risk of nutrition-related disease, and support an active lifestyle1.
For me Father's Day has always been about being active with my family. Whether we are building a new sandbox or going for a hike as we have in Father's days previously it is all about spending quality, engaging, and active time together.
March is National Nutrition Month®, and this year’s theme is “Go Further with Food.” This concept really resides with Sarah Galicki, registered dietitian and medical weight management coordinator at the Center for Obesity and Metabolic Surgery, University of Texas Medical Branch.