"Mainly, we are looking for the healthy fats, antioxidants and protein in the pistachios. The mixture of the healthy fats and lutein helps to support the brain and eyes, the polyphenols help to decrease inflammation and the arginine effects circulation and recovery." -Becci Twombley, RD, CSSD
In a recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the researchers studied how effective it was to prevent cardiovascular disease with a Mediterranean Diet with either olive oil or nuts and concluded that “the incidence of major cardiovascular events was lower among those assigned to a Mediterranean diet supplemented with extra-virgin olive oil or nuts than among those assigned to a reduced-fat diet.”
2018 showcased the continued growth in plant-based food innovation, interest, and sales. According to Innova Market Insights, consumers are drawn to plant-based foods based on the growing cross-sectional interest that drive its popularity: sustainability, health, and ethics from plant-based ingredients.
Diabetes is on the rise. According to the World Health Organization, 422 million adults have diabetes and 3.7 million deaths are due to diabetes and high blood glucose. That’s 1 person in 11 that have diabetes, globally!1
Growing up in a Persian household, you would never find a living room coffee table topped with magazines and TV remotes. Instead, the coffee table was the home of bowls of pistachios, mixed nuts and dried fruit...
As a dietitian, I tend to have a very “food first” philosophy. I feel that if we eat better and focus more on the quality of the foods we are putting in our body then we shouldn’t feel the need to take multiple dietary supplements.