PIS­TA­CHIOS BET­TER SNACK THAN PRET­ZELS

Sunday Herald Sun - Body and Soul - - NEWS -

When it comes to healthy snack­ing, pis­ta­chios have come out the win­ner over pret­zels, de­spite be­ing higher in fat.

In a re­cent Univer­sity of Cal­i­for­nia study, over­weight par­tic­i­pants snacked on ei­ther pis­ta­chios or pret­zels as part of a 12-week healthy diet. At the end of 12 weeks, those munch­ing on the nuts had a bet­ter body mass in­dex than those who chomped on pret­zels.

Pis­ta­chios’ high per­cent­age of un­sat­u­rated fat makes them heart-healthy.

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