The best snacks keep you smiling by satisfying your appetite and delivering the nutrition your body needs. That’s why Leah Cecil, Miss California 2012, always keeps a bowl of pistachios nearby. Whether she’s traveling overseas as a goodwill ambassador, volunteering, or playing the harp, she relies on this tasty green snack to curb her cravings while providing the antioxidants, protein, and energy she needs to be at her best.
Pistachios contain many nutrients essential for healthy skin and hair. Of all the tree nuts, pistachios have the most lutein and zeaxanthin-antioxidants that can help protect skin from the damage of ultraviolet light that contributes to skin aging. The B vitamins and minerals such as copper, magnesium and selenium found in pistachios are necessary for the growth and renewal of healthy skin. The healthy fats in pistachios can help support moist skin and shiny hair. And, at 160 calories per one ounce serving-which is about 49 nuts-pistachios can easily fit into daily habits that help maintain your shape.