Every March, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics embraces a theme to learn more about building healthy habits. This year’s theme celebrates flavors from around the world, Celebrate a World of Flavors, by embracing a diversity of cultures and cuisines.
Pistachios are widely known for their health benefits that can positively influence blood sugar, weight management, heart health and immunity. A new research review, published in the journal Plants, reveals the multitude of health benefits provided by pistachios and how they can play a role in improving whole body health.1
The lights, the trees, the jingle-jangle—it can only mean one thing! Diet culture and the weight-loss industry are poised to pounce as the seconds tick down to 2022, leaving positive body image, mental health and hard-earned money in its wake.
Scientific research on the health effects of eating pistachios has been mounting in recent years as plant-based diets have gained in popularity. A recently published review of scientific studies published in the last 20 years shows the little green nut may have a big impact on human health if consumed regularly.
Admit it. Like toddlers, we get grumpy when we get hungry. Imagine being a 40-pound metabolic machine who uses carbohydrate faster than your minivan goes through a tank of gas. No wonder toddlers throw fits!
Triathletes, trail runners, long distance cyclists, cross-country skiers, and rowers all fall into the category of endurance athletes. These sports demand long durations of activity, as well as fueling and recovery challenges.
The great Teddy Roosevelt gave us the quote: “They don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” Nothing shows how much you care than to sit with an athlete and discuss the changes he or she hope to see.
Becci Twombley, is the team sports dietitian for the Los Angeles Angels and the sports nutrition consultant with the Los Angeles Lakers. She is a founding board member of the Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association (CPSDA), a member of the Academy of Nutrition
Cooking at home has increased drastically this year as COVID-19 continues to influence consumer habits. Even though consumers are spending more time in the kitchen, they are still looking for healthy and fast-and-simple ways to increase variety.
Studies have investigated the effect pistachio nuts specifically have during pregnancy on gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). Assaf-Balut et al. conducted a prospective, randomized, controlled trial (San Carlos Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Prevention Study) to evaluate the incidence of GDM with either a control diet (standard diet with limited fat intake) or a Mediterranean diet supplemented with extra virgin olive oil and pistachios. One thousand normoglycemic (