Pistachios are a nutrient-packed nut that can be enjoyed as a healthy snack or as part of a delicious recipe.
A serving of pistachios is one ounce, or about 49 nuts, which provides 8 grams of carbohydrates and 3 grams of fiber. Pistachios, like most nuts, offer special health benefits. Adding nuts to your meal plan is a delicious way to fuel your body and age gracefully.
Consumption of nuts has been associated with reduced risk for cardiovascular disease in numerous studies.
A randomized controlled feeding study showed that pistachio-supplemented diets reduced systolic blood pressure.
Pistachios have been studied for their potential role in colon cancer prevention. Results indicate that pistachios have the ability to inhibit the growth of certain cancer cells, reduce the amount of DNA damage, and help the body dispose of mutated cells.