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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

How Pistachios Can Help You Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle

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When afternoon hunger cravings call and you hear your stomach growling, don’t be tempted to snack on junk food.

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Posted by Pistachio Health Institute RD at 11:46 AM

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Skinny Nut in the News!

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Our favorite nut has been making major headlines recently! Catch up on the latest pistachio coverage now.

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Posted by Pistachio Health Institute RD at 11:47 AM

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Happy National Nutrition Month!

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March is National Nutrition Month and this year’s theme is “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right,” which pertains not only to meals, but also snacks. During the past 30 years, daily snacking occasions have steadily increased by nearly 25 percent. 1 Snacks have become an integral part of the daily diet, and we need to make those 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. snack breaks count. Move away from empty calories and upgrade to nutrient-rich snacks that fill you up and pack in important vitamins and minerals.

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Posted by Pistachio Health Institute RD at 1:21 PM

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Pistachios in the News!

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Our favorite nut has been making major headlines recently! Catch up on the latest pistachio coverage now

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Posted by Pistachio Health Institute RD at 11:18 AM

Thursday, January 23, 2014

New Research Reveals the Health Benefits of Pistachios

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In a new observational largest-of-its-kind study, researchers at Harvard University looked at how eating nuts may help reduce the risk of mortality, finding that those who ate nuts daily, such as pistachios, saw health benefits nearly double.

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Posted by Pistachio Health Institute RD at 9:02 AM

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

5 Snacking Secrets from Celebrity Trainer Valerie Waters

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With the New Year upon us, millions of Americans are resolving to better manage their weight and maintain healthier habits in 2014. That’s why the Pistachio Health Institute has partnered with leading celebrity fitness trainer, Valerie Waters, the secret behind such A-list bodies as Jennifer Garner, Elizabeth Berkeley and Sasha Alexander to share her snacking tips to help anyone get red-carpet ready in 2014. Below are Valerie’s snacking secrets that keep her stars shining.

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Posted by Pistachio Health Institute RD at 1:39 PM

Monday, December 23, 2013

Pistachios in the News!

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Our favorite nut has been making major headlines recently! Catch up on the latest pistachio coverage now.

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Posted by Pistachio Health Institute RD at 9:21 AM

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Pistachio Pairings Star in Holiday Entertaining

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When it comes to entertaining for this season’s holiday parties, today’s health enthusiast has a lot to consider. From what to serve to which drink to pair – and how to impress the guests once they arrive – the host with the most needs to offer a dish that is delicious, healthy and altogether memorable. To help with the planning, we’ve cracked the code on the tastiest, simplest, yet most unforgettable pistachio pairings.

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Posted by Pistachio Health Institute RD at 11:48 AM

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

“Shelly the Pistachio” Makes Her Debut

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Every year, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics hosts the largest gathering of nutrition professionals in the United States at a premier four-day conference called the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo. This year, Pistachio Health Institute (PHI) flew to Houston to attend the gathering where the PHI team joined 6,000 nutrition professionals and 350 exhibitors in food, nutrition and health.

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Posted by Pistachio Health Institute RD at 9:21 AM

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Snacking Tips! Healthy Snacks, Happy Holidays

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Looking for tips to stay healthy this holiday season? You’ve come to the right place. With the Thanksgiving holiday upon us and holiday parties filling our calendars, ‘tis the season when healthy eating habits may fall to the wayside. But do not fret, as mindless eating can be deterred with a few healthy snacking strategies

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Posted by Pistachio Health Institute RD at 9:26 AM

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

NEW RESEARCH REVEALS THE BENEFITS OF A PISTACHIO HABIT

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The latest pistachio research suggests that pistachios can be part of a heart-healthy diet. A new observational cohort study on mortality adds to the good news with evidence that adding tree nuts, such as pistachios, to a healthy Mediterranean diet may be heart healthy.

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Posted by Pistachio Health Institute RD at 9:41 AM

Monday, October 28, 2013

Tips and Tricks for a Healthy Halloween

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This time of year Halloween treats find their way from the aisles of grocery stores to baskets, lanterns and pillowcases on Halloween night, and may even end up in a secret hiding spot in your kitchen.

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Posted by Pistachio Health Institute RD at 10:21 AM

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Pistachios in the News!

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Our favorite nut has been making major headlines recently! Catch up on the latest pistachio coverage now.

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Posted by Pistachio Health Institute RD at 10:05 AM

Monday, September 30, 2013

Score Big with Game Day Snacks

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September is a great month for sports! Football season officially kicks off and baseball playoffs are just around the corner. Whether you’re tailgating before the big game, cheering on your favorite team from the stands or having some friends over to watch on the big screen, there are plenty of healthful snacks you can munch on instead of the typical game time fare.

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Posted by Pistachio Health Institute RD at 11:41 AM

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Back on Track with Smart Snacking

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Behold snacks. We love ‘em, we crave ‘em and sometimes we curse them when they derail our best intentions for healthy eating. On the other hand, smart snacking can keep stomach growls at bay, fill the gap between meals and supply essential vitamins and minerals, too.

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Posted by Pistachio Health Institute RD at 10:59 AM

Monday, August 19, 2013

It’s Always Time for Snackin’

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After working hard at R&R 101 over the summer, the busy whirlwind of the school year is almost here again.

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Posted by Pistachio Health Institute RD at 9:27 AM

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Prepare for Busy Days with Easy Snacking

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With kids of all ages at home during the summer break, a more relaxed atmosphere prevails – and it’s easy to fall into a less structured mealtime schedule, where the mindless snacking monster lurks.

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Posted by Pistachio Health Institute RD at 1:53 PM

Monday, July 29, 2013

A New Look for PistachioHealthInstitute.org

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Have you had a chance to explore the new look and fresh content of the new www.PistachioHealthInstitute.org?

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Posted by Pistachio Health Institute RD at 9:36 AM

Monday, July 22, 2013

Pistachios in the News!

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Our favorite nut has been making major headlines recently! Catch up on the latest pistachio coverage now.

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Posted by Pistachio Health Institute RD at 4:01 PM

Friday, July 12, 2013

PISTACHIOS: ALL THEY’RE CRACKED UP TO BE

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A new research study, using an experimental model that mimics digestion, suggests that neatly all of the polyphenols in pistachios are released to the body during digestion.

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Monday, June 10, 2013

Keep Your Summer Snacking Habits in Check

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Ah, the lazy days of summer. Unfortunately, for many, there is not much truth to that adage. A summertime calendar can quickly fill up with activities, festivals and special events that pack in the fun, while opening up opportunities to pack on the pounds. While we look forward to many of these events each year, they do not always include the healthiest snacking and dining options. Here are some tips to help keep healthy eating top of mind even on the busiest of fun, summer days.

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Posted by Pistachio Health Institute RD at 10:01 AM

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

A Healthy Nut

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Not only can pistachios provide heart-healthy benefits, but they may also help you eat less.

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Posted by Pistachio Health Institute RD at 10:07 AM

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Fun in the Sun

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This weekend is Memorial Day Weekend, the unofficial kick-off to summer, and you may find yourself spending as much time outside as possible. With the nice weather, you want to be sure to soak up some vitamin D while partaking in your favorite summer activities, but ensure you are staying healthy and safe while doing it. With a summer full of plans like BBQs, pool parties and family gatherings, it may be easy to indulge in unhealthy meals and forget about summer safety tips.

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Posted by Pistachio Health Institute RD at 9:19 AM

Monday, May 13, 2013

Love Pistachios, But Never Know How Many to Eat?

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Do you have clients, friends or family who could use helpful tips on how to estimate portion sizes? Who couldn’t use a little help when it comes to combatting portion distortion, right? When it comes to pistachios, we’re here to help.

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Posted by Pistachio Health Institute RD at 11:42 AM

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Introducing Pistachio Health Institute

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Notice some changes on our site? Have no fear. You’re at the right place for all things pistachio health, but we have a new name: Pistachio Health Institute.

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Posted by Pistachio Health Institute RD at 1:00 AM

Monday, April 22, 2013

Spring Clean Your Snacking

Whether it’s the 3 o’clock stomach grumble or looking for something to nibble while watching a game on TV, snacking has become another meal in our daily lives. Some of us may even snack so much that it replaces a meal entirely.

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Posted by Pistachio Health Institute RD at 10:59 AM

Monday, April 1, 2013

Score with Healthy Snacks this Spring

Play ball! Baseball season has just started and that means sunshine, fresh-cut grass and stadium food and beverages. Instead of loading up on the usual offenders such as hot dogs, ice cream and nachos, hit a nutritional home run at the ballpark with pistachios.

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Posted by Pistachio Health Institute RD at 10:44 AM

Monday, March 18, 2013

Four Secrets to Healthy Snacking

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To keep National Nutrition Month going strong, we thought we’d share some secrets to healthy snacking. As snacks have become a part of our daily routine, it is important to fill up on snacks packed with important vitamins and minerals versus empty calories.

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Posted by Pistachio Health Institute RD at 10:14 AM

Monday, March 4, 2013

Build a Better Snack

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To ring in March’s National Nutrition Month, build a better snack by choosing healthy and filling options to get your snack fill. Created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in 1973, this year’s theme is “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day,” which pertains not only to meals, but also snacks.

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Posted by Pistachio Health Institute RD at 12:28 PM

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

On-the-Job Snacking: 5 Snacks to Try at Work

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We’ve all been there – you’re in the middle of a busy day at work, the vending machine is right down the hall, and all you want is the first treat you spot, no matter how unhealthy it is.

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Posted by Pistachio Health Institute RD at 1:55 PM

Monday, January 7, 2013

The Size is Right: Perfecting Our Portions in 2013

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As we ring in 2013, many of you have resolutions on the brain.  Whether you’re looking to ramp up your fitness routine or cut down on indulgences, here’s one resolution we can all strive for as we wipe our proverbial slates clean in 2013 – perfecting our portions!

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Posted by Pistachio Health Institute RD at 10:58 AM

Monday, December 10, 2012

Win a Pistachio Gift Basket!

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‘Tis the season for gift-giving and we’re passing on the holiday spirit with a festive pistachio gift basket—perfect for a friend, to bring as a hostess gift or to keep for yourself! Simply comment on the below fill-in-the-blank statement. Be sure to include your e-mail address so we can reach out to you if you win (your e-mail address stays private and won't show up on the blog).

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Posted by Pistachio Health Institute RD at 12:15 PM

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Four Appetizer Pairings to Dazzle Holiday Guests

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Whether you’re attending a tree-trimming potluck or hosting a holiday gala, dazzle friends and family this season with these easy-to-assemble pistachio pairings. Plus, with leftover shells serving as a potential visual portion cue, in-shell pistachios star as a weight sensible option amidst the higher-calorie holiday fare.

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Posted by Pistachio Health Institute RD at 5:24 PM

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

5 Reasons to Give Thanks for Pistachios

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Give thanks for pistachios this season. Their rich, creamy taste combined with a lineup of nutrition benefits gives cause for celebration. A healthy indulgence? Grab a handful if you agree!

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Posted by Pistachio Health Institute RD at 10:01 AM

Monday, November 5, 2012

Cast Your Vote for Healthy Eating Habits

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Election Day draws near and unlike the Presidential election, the opportunity for healthy voting at the plate comes 3 times a day, 365 days a year—that’s 82,125 meal opportunities in a lifetime. Cast a vote for healthy eating, and keep those promises you’ve made to yourself and loved ones to eat right.

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Posted by Pistachio Health Institute RD at 10:58 AM

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Pistachios in the News!

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Our favorite nut has been making major headlines recently! Catch up on the latest pistachio coverage now.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Five Healthy Halloween Tips

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Looking to maintain healthy eating habits during the sugar-laden Halloween season? Scare away the candy craze with these five tips so that you and your family can enjoy the haunted season in good health.

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Posted by Pistachio Health Institute RD at 1:29 PM