5 Ways Pistachios are Actually Good for Your Health
Are pistachios bad for you? Quite the opposite. This nut has serious health benefits.
Pistachios. We love these little green nuts, and you should too. Why? Besides being super tasty and easy to snack on, pistachios provide health benefits by the handful. Here are 5 ways pistachios are actually good for your health (and why they are even better in Dark Chocolate). . .
1. Pistachios Can Help with Weight Management
Often called the “skinny nut”, pistachios are a tasty snack to help you feel satisfied and more able to resist junk food. They are high in fiber, which can make you feel fuller for longer in between meals. A diet full of fiber rich foods is excellent in triggering weight loss and key to resisting weight gain, as fiber promotes an active digestive system & healthy gut. This nut is also rich in minerals such as phosphorus, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, zinc, copper, selenium, and essential vitamins contributing to your overall health.
2. Low in Calories, High in Protein
A one ounce serving of pistachios (approximately 49 pistachio kernels) contains 160 calories and 6 grams of protein. They contain a higher amount of protein in comparison with other nuts such as cashews, hazelnuts, macadamias, pecans, and walnuts! Eating protein-rich foods is important for staying satiated and kicking your cravings for sweets. (Also, one of the lowest calorie nuts next to pistachios are almonds - which are both found in JOJO’s Dark Chocolate!)
3. May Improve Cholesterol
Pistachios contain healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats but are free of trans fat and cholesterol. Research shows that pistachios can lower the bad cholesterol (LDL), which in turn lowers the risk for heart disease. Eating good fat is essential to our overall heart health, revs up our metabolism, and helps us burn fat on our body more efficiently.
4. Supports Eye Health
Pistachios are the only nuts that contain a significant amount of carotenoids known as lutein and zeaxanthin. (1) Lutein, an antioxidant found in green and yellow vegetables, is also found in pistachios. This antioxidant has been widely studied and shown to support eye health, and pistachios have more lutein in them than any other nut.
5. Dark Chocolate and Pistachios
Now combine the power of pistachios with the myriad of health benefits of JOJO's Dark Chocolate, and you’ve got a heart healthy treat. Then the addition of almonds, cranberries, and protein powder provide rich flavor and texture that your taste buds will love. Our dark chocolate was create to eat each and every day—entirely guilt-free!