Pistachios, when eaten with high-carbohydrate foods, may result in lower than expected blood sugar levels, an important factor in reducing risk of diabetes.
Not all nuts are created equal. Whether you’re craving the perfect snack, trying to eat more sensibly, or even a world-class athlete training for the Olympics, pistachios are fuel for life. Delicious and filling, these little green treats have antioxidants, protein, and healthy fats that boost energy and promote muscle recovery. It’s no wonder 2011 Road Race World Champion Mark Cavendish appreciates the Power of Pistachios!
“I never met anyone who didn’t like pistachios.”
American Pistachio Growers (APG) took to the streets for candid interviews to find out what people think of the little green nut. Some said sweet and crunchy. Others described them as savory and creamy. But in the end, it was unanimous. Pistachios are downright delicious. Not to mention nutritious! In a 2oz serving, they boast:
- 12g of protein (more than the same size serving of cooked halibut)
- 6g of fiber (three times more than the same size serving of broccoli)
- 570mg of potassium (more than one large banana)
The United States of America became the first team in history to hold Olympic, World Championship, World Cup and World League crowns at the same time when the U.S. Women’s Water Polo team beat The Netherlands 5-4 in the gold-medal final on Friday, August 7. The U.S. is the first nation to hold all four crowns simultaneously since women’s water polo was added to the Olympic program in 2000.
American Pistachios are the official snack of U.S.A. Water Polo, both men’s and women’s teams. Good luck to the women who still must qualify to defend their Olympic title in Rio. A world qualification tournament takes place in March in the Netherlands, with the top three finishers earning Olympic berths. The men have already earned their place at the 2016 Olympics.