For Your Heart


Consumer Heart Health Main

Want to keep your heart healthy? Eat pistachios! There is growing evidence that shows a diet that includes tree nuts, such as pistachios, may be associated with a healthy ticker.

Want some proof?

Pistachios are included in the FDA’s qualified health claim, which states:

“Scientific evidence suggests but does not prove that eating 1.5 ounces per day of most nuts, such as pistachios, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease. [See nutrition information for fat content.]”

Good Fats

We all need some fat in our diet. Fat adds flavor which makes any snack a satisfying treat. The trick is to choose foods that contain good fats (unsaturated) as opposed to bad fats (saturated). Pistachios are a great choice of snack because they contain almost 90% unsaturated fat, i.e. the good stuff. So the next time you consider ordering french fries, choose a healthier, crunchier snack of pistachios instead.