When it comes to heart and health and pistachio nutrition, there is scientific research that suggests pistachio nutrition supports a strong heart and healthy blood vessels. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recognizes that tree nuts, including pistachios, can be part of a heart healthy diet: scientific evidence suggests but does not prove that eating 1.5 ounces per day of most nuts, such as pistachios, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may lower the risk of heart disease.
New Research Earns Pistachios “SuperFood” Status
Three recent studies are giving pistachio lovers new reasons to reach for a handful of nuts—especially pistachios—while at work. Adding to an increasing volume of research about the health benefits of pistachios, one study and a national survey in the U.S. suggest a snack of pistachios might boost brain power and concentration levels at work.
JOURNALIST EVENTS - Spain
In Spain, APG held a journalist event with Dr. Nieves Palacios. In Dr. Palacios’ presentation, “Temptations vs. “Superfoods,” she spoke about the nutritional benefits that make pistachios a “superfood,” and food-swapping unhealthy snacks for healthful snacks, such as pistachios. Eight journalists from key health and fitness publications attended the event.
JOURNALIST EVENTS - France
In France, APG held a journalist event with nutrition expert, Jennette Higgs, where she shared the results of APG’s gestational diabetes study.
JOURNALIST EVENTS - China
In October, APG hosted desk-side interviews for three of China’s leading magazines: Mum and Baby Talk, Family Baby and Popular Science with Dr. Ge. She spoke about APG’s landmark study findings that showed eating pistachios could help women with gestational diabetes manage their blood sugar level.
To date, news about the study has been viewed by more than 7.4 billion Chinese consumers.
Nutrition Seminar in South Korea
APG held a nutrition seminar to share the breakthrough findings about the benefits of pistachios for women with gestational diabetes. Journalists from ten of South Korean’s leading health publications, along with more than 300 pregnant women, attended the event. Dr. Jung Ji Hoon, a gynecologist affiliated with Hana Hospital, shared the gestational research study’s results, spoke about the nutrition and health benefits of pistachios, and recommended American pistachios as part of the diet for pregnant women.
Nutrition Conference and Media Event in China
On November 12, 2017, APG sponsored a World Diabetes Day Conference in partnership with the China Diabetes Association in Beijing. The theme of the conference was “Women and Diabetes —We Have the Right to a Healthy Future.” Dr. Sheng Ge presented the latest research findings on pistachios and gestational diabetes. Over 250 nutrition professionals and diabetes patients participated.
JFN French Nutrition Days in France
APG participated at the French Nutrition Days in France, December 12-15. The health benefits of pistachios for women with gestational diabetes were shared with French dietitians and healthcare professionals. Nutrition expert, Raphael Gruman, shared the news about the study with booth visitors.
SINU Nutrition Conference in Italy
In Italy, APG sponsored the annual conference of the Italian Society of Human Nutrition (SINU), in November, with an exhibit and seminar. At the seminar, gynecologist Niccolò Giovannini presented the results of the gestational diabetes study.