Go Ahead. Call Me A Health Nut!

American pistachios can be a powerful tool in achieving health and fitness goals by satisfying cravings for less healthy alternatives. Here are several people who made major changes in their lives— and brought healthful pistachios along for the journey.
Kristina Owyoung

Kristina Owyoung


Expectant Mother
"My husband Todd and I are excited to be expecting our first child, a little girl, in less than two months. Health and wellness has been a focus of mine throughout my pregnancy."

Read Kristina's Story
Sarah Galicki

Sarah Galicki


Good Health Became A Family Affair
"By my sixteenth birthday, I was diagnosed with metabolic syndrome and was morbidly obese. I realized I was next in line to get the disease; to be the third generation with Type II diabetes."

Read Sarah's Story
Monte Morris

Monte Morris


Undoing An Unhealthy Lifestyle
"At 35 years old, I was 235 lbs. and well overweight. According to the BMI, I was obese. I was low on energy, lacked ambition, physically inactive, stressed at work and had an awful diet."

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Turn Mindless Snacking

Into Mindful Eating

Smarter snacking starts with pistachios. A one-ounce serving size equals 49 nuts – that's 160 calories of salty-sweet satisfaction that won't wreck your diet. Plus, studies show the act of cracking open pistachio shells slows down how fast you eat, reducing your chance of overdoing it at snack time.

Healthy Eating Habits


APG’s "Health Nut," Monte Morris, a construction manager who lost 48 pounds, shares his inspirational story while including pistachios as part of a healthy diet. Dr. Mike Roussell, nutrition advisor for Men’s Health, turned Monte’s story into a five-step strategy to achieving lasting success—a tool that can be effectively implemented by anyone.

To learn more, watch the six-minute video below.