Winston and I went out to the orchard to check on the trees and they are really looking good. That is good news for me as I just love having lots of Pistachio Nuts around for treats and snacks. Here are just a few ideas to healthy up your diet:
- Include pistachios with “high-carb” meals. Pistachios, when eaten with some high-carbohydrate foods, result in a lower than expected blood sugar level, helping you avoid the sugar-highs and crashes often associated with highly refined carbohydrates. In general, foods that do not quickly raise blood sugar are often considered healthier than their more refined counterparts.
- Instead of adding a banana to your morning cereal or oatmeal, switch it out for some pistachios. One serving of pistachios has as much potassium as half of one large banana.
- Trade those unhealthy snacks for pistachios! You can eat up to 49 pistachios per serving and stay satisfied longer with zero guilt. They give you protein, fiber and healthy fats to get through the day.
- Snack and hydrate! To avoid overeating, never let yourself get famished. Try keeping a handy pack of pistachios with you at all times in case hunger hits unexpectedly. And make sure to drink plenty of water — when you are dehydrated you feel hungrier.
You can find more healthy tips about using Pistachios in your diet at www.thegreennut.com