February 26th is National Pistachio Day! To celebrate, try snacking on some pistachios or adding them to salads, trail mix, oatmeal, pesto, or other dishes! Here are some of the reasons why pistachios are so great:
Like all nuts, pistachios are full of heart healthy polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats.
Pistachios are a good source of protein. This makes pistachios a great snack, as they can help you feel full and give you the energy you need.
Pistachios are an excellent source of vitamin B6, which is needed for brain development and function, creation of red blood cells, and a variety of other functions in the body.
Pistachios contain more antioxidants than most other nuts and seeds. Antioxidants help keep our cells healthy and play a role in reducing the risk of disease.