Pistachios & Heart Health

Pistachios contain an array of nutrients that may contribute to heart health. In addition to good-for-you fats, pistachios also have plant-based compounds that may act as antioxidants, including vitamin E, polyphenols, and the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin.

Scientific research suggests that pistachios may help to support a strong heart and healthy blood vessels. Studies have shown that adding pistachios to a healthy diet may help to lower levels of oxidized-LDL (bad) cholesterol and other measures of oxidative damage.3 Research has also shown that eating calorie-controlled amounts of pistachios may help to support healthy cholesterol levels.

Check out more about pistachio nutrition and heart health research.

1. The PREDIMED Study, Estruch R, et al. New Engl J Med. 2013 Apr 4;368(14):1279-1290.
2. United States Food and Drug Administration, Qualified Health Claim, July 2003 http://www.fda.gov
3. Kay CD, Gebauer SK, West SG. Et al. Pistachios increase serum antioxidants and lower serum oxidized-LDL in hypercholesterolemic adults. J Nutr (2010); 140:1093-1098

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protein, beneficial fats, fiber and
other important nutrients your body
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Post Exercise Aid - Pistachios can
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Weight Management
Research suggest that
pistachios may help to support
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Blood Sugar Management
Studies indicate that pistachios
may help to maintain healthy
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