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2011-04-11 16:06:21

New USDA study: Fat found in pistachios may not be readily absorbed by the body In a first-of-its-kind study with nuts, randomized controlled-feeding research conducted by the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) found that fat in pistachios may not be completely absorbed by the body. The findings indicate that pistachios may actually contain fewer calories per serving than originally thought "“ further validating pistachios as one of...

2011-04-11 09:30:00

WASHINGTON, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In a first-of-its-kind study with nuts, randomized controlled-feeding research conducted by the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) found that fat in pistachios may not be completely absorbed by the body. The findings indicate that pistachios may actually contain fewer calories per serving than originally thought - further validating pistachios as one of the lowest calorie nuts with 160...

2011-04-04 00:00:28

Certified nutritionist Isabel De Los Rios helps dieters understand the importance of including walnuts and other beneficial foods in their healthy eating plan. De Los Rios earned a pre-med degree in Exercise Physiology from Rutgers University and developed the scientifically based Diet Solution Program which has helped more than 50,000 people lose weight permanently. Florham Park, NJ (PRWEB) April 2, 2011 Certified nutritionist Isabel De Los Rios, creator of the scientifically based Diet...

2011-02-28 10:44:00

FRESNO, Calif., Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Newly released research from Penn State University highlights phytosterols, found in pistachios, may improve cholesterol, a factor in cardiovascular health. "We already know that pistachios are a naturally cholesterol-free food, but this new study suggests that phytosterols, or plant sterols, in pistachios may help to reduce the absorption of cholesterol," said Constance Geiger, PhD, RD, CD and nutrition expert for the Western Pistachio...

2011-02-24 14:21:00

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Western Pistachio Association (WPA) announced from its 2011 Annual Meeting that pistachio growers have a significant impact on the states' economies in three primary growing regions: California, Arizona and New Mexico. As a result of collective grower spending, pistachio growers create nearly $682.5 million annually, or $1.9 million each day of the year, in "ripple effect" business activity, according to a new WPA-commissioned study...

2011-02-22 09:00:00

FRESNO, Calif., Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Western Pistachio Association (WPA) today announced its official partnership with USDA's MyPyramid, ramping up the WPA's nutrition educational programs to coincide with the announcement of the new 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA). The announcement was made at the WPA Annual Conference in Santa Barbara before more than 500 attendees, the majority of whom are growers in the American pistachio industry. To view the multimedia assets...

2011-02-03 11:23:00

FRESNO, Calif., Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- It's no coincidence that National Pistachio Day - February 26, 2011 - occurs during American Heart Month. Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in America, and promising nutrition research shows that pistachios are a heart healthy snack choice. In honor of American Heart Month, TheGreenNut.org is offering simple tips encouraging all Americans to go green for a healthy heart this February. (Photo:...

2011-02-02 09:33:00

DAVIS, Calif., Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The newly released 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans give consumers yet another reason to eat a handful--or 1 1/2 ounces--of tree nuts (including walnuts, pistachios, pine nuts, pecans, macadamias, hazelnuts, cashews, Brazils and almonds) every day. The 2010 Dietary Guidelines recommend consuming a variety of protein sources, including nuts, along with nutrient-rich foods and healthy fats in order to help curb the rising rates of overweight...

2010-12-06 10:13:00

FRESNO, Calif., Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- TheGreenNut.org helps Americans keep their diets off the "naughty" list by offering weight-watching tips for the holiday season from Registered Dietitian and LIVESTRONG.com Nutrition Expert Alyse Levine, MS, RD. Levine is teaming up with TheGreenNut.org to share delicious yet nutritious holiday recipes featuring pistachios - the only Green Nut. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2010-09-09 16:13:00

FRESNO, Calif., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- As a popular resource for health-focused consumers, TheGreenNut.org announced today that Dr. Oz Garcia, PhD - widely known as the "nutritionist to the stars" for his work with high-profile celebrities such as Hilary Swank, Kim Cattrall and Heidi Klum - has signed on as the newest Green Nut Ambassador. Dr. Garcia will join other well-known nutrition professionals in helping share the great benefits of consuming pistachios, the only Green Nut, as part...