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Latest Pistachio Stories

2010-08-30 14:00:00

FRESNO, Calif., Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- With more than 3 million Americans suffering from celiac disease and other gluten allergies(1), TheGreenNut.org has teamed up with Simply Gluten-Free Inc. to offer unique gluten-free pistachio recipes created for the popular Web site's health-focused recipe section. New recipes will be added monthly to help the nation's growing population of people with gluten allergies or intolerance live a healthy lifestyle while continuing to enjoy delicious and...

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2010-05-21 10:34:59

Pistachio nuts, eaten as part of a healthy diet, can increase the levels of antioxidants in the blood of adults with high cholesterol, according to an international team of nutritional scientists. "Our previous study showed the benefits of pistachios in lowering lipids and lipoproteins, which are a risk factor for heart disease," said Penny Kris-Etherton, distinguished professor of nutrition, Penn State. "This new study shows an additional effect of pistachios so now there are multiple health...

2010-05-20 12:30:00

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Pistachio nuts, eaten as part of a healthy diet, can increase the levels of antioxidants in the blood of adults with high cholesterol, according to an international team of nutritional scientists. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100520/CG08300) "Our previous study showed the benefits of pistachios in lowering lipids and lipoproteins, which are a risk factor for heart disease," said Penny Kris-Etherton, distinguished professor of...

2010-05-17 08:45:24

A study published last week in Archives of Internal Medicine found that a diet containing nuts, including pistachios, significantly lowered total and LDL-cholesterol levels, in addition to triglycerides.  The 600 subject, 25 clinical trial study, conducted in seven counties, is the most comprehensive study of its kind and further substantiates the evidence that nuts can help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. The report, authored by Dr. Joan Sabat© of Loma Linda University's...

2010-05-17 08:00:00

FRESNO, Calif., May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- A new nut and blood lipid study published on May 10, 2010, in Archives of Internal Medicine, led by Dr. Joan Sabate and colleagues at Loma Linda University (Loma Linda, Calif.), confirms that eating nuts, like pistachios, have a total and LDL (bad)-cholesterol-lowering effect, supporting the evidence that regular nut consumption can lower the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100517/CG05310) (Photo:...

2010-04-26 11:08:00

FRESNO, Calif., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- New information, unveiled by leading nutrition researchers, promotes the various health benefits of eating tree nuts - such as pistachios - on a regular basis. Two studies, funded by the International Tree Nut Council Nutrition Research & Education Foundation, were highlighted at the 2010 Experimental Biology meeting, April 24-28, to a group of nearly 13,000 scientists and exhibitors. The primary finding of the studies found that snacking on...

2010-04-08 09:38:00

FRESNO, Calif., April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- April marks National Stress Awareness Month - this year, "Go Green with Pistachios" and deal with stress in a healthy manner. Stress is a difficult factor of everyone's life, but coping with stress in a positive way can make a huge difference in your health. A study conducted by Penn State suggests that eating 1.5 - 3 ounces of pistachios a day may reduce your biological response to stresses of everyday life, such as high blood pressure.(1) So go...

2010-03-10 11:30:00

FRESNO, Calif., March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- You don't have to be Irish to "Go Green" this month! March is National Nutrition Month and with St. Patrick's Day on the 17th it's the perfect time to snack on the only green nut - pistachios! The start of spring also marks a time of renewal and a fresh start for healthy choices. Start your spring cleaning off in the right place - the pantry. Now is the perfect time to refresh and revitalize your normal snacking routine with some healthier...

2010-02-08 07:09:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The standard American diet, combined with inactivity and other unhealthy lifestyle behaviors, contributes to an excessive number of premature deaths in this country, according to leading preventive cardiology experts speaking at the American College of Cardiology's Fourth Annual Heart of Women's Health Conference in Washington, D.C. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100208/LA51053LOGO) "Educating Americans about weight control and consuming...

2010-02-02 08:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- It's official. There's a new favorite nut on the block and it's making its competition green with envy. After the pistachio industry's first television campaign aired October through December 2009, Paramount Farms' Wonderful Pistachios® brand increased sales by 233 percent. The unprecedented sales figures during the campaign poised Wonderful Pistachios as the fifth-fastest growing brand in grocery and placed it as the top two "snack...