I am a snacker.
Not just now and then between meals, but I mean I would rather snack all day long than sit down and eat three big meals. Luckily I also am not a junk food fiend, and prefer to live a healthy and somewhat junk-free lifestyle. So when I can find filling snacks that meat my requirements of great taste, and good for you too, then I am really one happy camper. My personal favorites are nuts….especially pistachios.
My newest addiction though is to the South of the Border flavor by the people at Everybody’s Nuts. They sent me a package to try, and they tasted just like those cheesy triangular corn chips. with just a hint of chili and lime. I didn’t find them too spicy at all, and even when I shared them with the kids at day camp, everyone thought they were a tasty treat. the great thing about eating pistachios is that not only are they a great snack, they are also unbelievably good for you. Here are a few of the nutrition facts associated with them.
Pistachios are a good source of fiber and protein which aid in digestion. They are the lowest in calorie of the nut family at only three calories per nut. So you can eat more of them and be healthy, and feel full at the same time.
There is evidence that eating pistachios keeps your heart healthy, because they are rich in antioxidants, amino acids, phytosterols, and heart healthy fats. If you are going to snack and you are in a heart disease rich family like mine, then this is definitely the snack to choose. Each package proudly displays the heart healthy seal of approval.
Want to learn more about the nutrition found in a pistachio? Then read all the research found at pistachiohealth.com
Want to try them for yourselves? Ten winners can receive one bag of their choice of Salt and Pepper flavored pistachios or South of the Border flavored. This giveaway open to United States residents only. it will close at 12:00 pm on August 2nd, 2009. If you enter Anonymously please leave your email address to get in touch with you.
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