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2012-04-12 13:05:27

In a study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition[i], researchers compared risk factors for heart disease, type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome of nut consumers versus those who did not consume nuts. Tree nut (almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamias, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios and walnuts) consumption specifically, was associated with higher levels of high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (good cholesterol) and lower levels of C-reactive protein, a...

2012-04-12 13:03:57

In a study published in Nutrition Research, researchers looked at the association of out-of-hand nut (OOHN) consumption with nutrient intake, diet quality and the prevalence of risk factors for cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome in both children and adults. Consumers of OOHN, including tree nuts (almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamias, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios and walnuts), had higher intakes of energy, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats (the good fats) and...

2012-03-06 10:56:58

New evidence suggests consumption of tree nuts, including the nutrient-packed 'skinny nut,' may support weight management and lower health risks March is National Nutrition Month and as the spotlight shines on all things healthy, celebrate with a mindful snack that loves you back–California pistachios. The theme of this year's "National Nutrition Month" is "Get your Plate in Shape." The annual campaign, created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American...

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2011-08-29 03:32:38

  Could pistachio nuts be used to make a healthier, caffeine-free beverage that tastes like coffee? According to a Sunday article by Telegraph Science Correspondent Richard Gray, the answer might be yes. "It has caused coffee manufacturers sleepless nights: could there be a caffeine-free coffee which actually tastes like the real thing?" Gray asked. "The search for a stimulant-free alternative has often proven less than fruitful, with versions of the drink which lack not just...

2011-07-27 08:00:00

FRESNO, Calif., July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The summer season brings hiking and biking trips, long days outside and race training season. Fueling your body with healthy foods is important to keep energy up especially when the sun is beating down. The antioxidants in pistachios help reduce the risk of heart disease(1) and the protein, carbohydrate and vitamin B content make them an ideal natural refueling option. Snack on pistachios for a delicious - and fun - summer. To view the...

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2011-07-17 08:03:56

Two studies published in the current on-line issue of the journal Appetite indicate that consuming in-shell pistachios is a weight-wise approach to healthy snacking, offering unique mindful eating benefits to help curb consumption and decrease calorie intake. The first study found that participants who consumed in-shell pistachios ate 41-percent fewer calories compared to those who consumed shelled pistachios. The second study revealed that pistachio nut shells can provide important "visual...

2011-07-14 10:30:00

LOS ANGELES, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Two studies published in the current on-line issue of the journal Appetite indicate that consuming in-shell pistachios is a weight-wise approach to healthy snacking, offering unique mindful eating benefits to help curb consumption and decrease calorie intake. The first study found that participants who consumed in-shell pistachios ate 41-percent fewer calories compared to those who consumed shelled pistachios. The second study revealed that...

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2011-07-13 07:48:23

Eating nuts daily could help control type 2 diabetes and prevent complications Eating nuts every day could help control Type 2 diabetes and prevent its complications, according to new research from St. Michael's Hospital and the University of Toronto. In the research, published online by the journal Diabetes Care, a team of researchers led by Dr. David Jenkins (University of Toronto Department of Nutritional Sciences; St. Michael's Hospital Risk Factor Modification Centre) reports that...


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.