Dr. Oz: Eat Pistachios to Lose Weight
Dr. Oz says there is an all-natural snack that lowers cholesterol, fights inflammation, and could even help you lose inches off your waist. Can you guess what it is? The nutrient-packed snack Dr. Oz is talking about is pistachios and after today you may just add them to your next shopping list!
Dr Oz: Pistachio Health Benefits
Dr Oz says pistachios area a healthy snack choice because they lower cholesterol and can even help you lose weight.
Dr. Oz says that even though we usually refer to pistachios as nuts, they are not nuts at all, but are actually seeds, but since they are a member of the cashew family it often just easier to call them nuts.
Here are some fun facts about pistachios and how they compare to other nuts:
- More protein than walnuts
- More potassium than pecans
- Contain 3 times more fiber than cashews
Dr. Oz says another reason he is excited about pistachios is because they can help you lose inches off your waist, which is a big reason to fall in love with pistachios, don’t you think?
Dr Oz: Pistachio Serving Suggestion
Dr. Oz says when you snack on carbs, like chips and pretzels, you end up feeling hungry right after eating them because they do not contain any protein, which is why pistachios are such a good snack choice.They are packed with protein and fiber to make you feel full and satisfied and that is why they are so good for weight loss.
- Eat at least a 1-ounce serving of pistachios (about 50) every day.
- Buy unsalted pistachios
- Purchase either shelled or unshelled
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