Eat– for Good Health

Eat a handful or two of pistachios and protect your heart.  Pistachios have more heart-helping punch than any other nut, thanks to their high levels of cholesterol-absorbing phytoesterols, new research reveals.  Proof of their power comes from a Penn State study.  People who snacked on one or two handfuls daily for a month saw their levels of bad LDL cholestrol drop by 12 points.  And, the green nut raises levels of good HDL cholesterol.  According to another study, University of Texas, pistachios may reduce lung cancer.  Credit goes to its high vitamin E content which is a cancer fighter.  If you enjoy wild or brown rice, serve with chopped orange slices and some shelled pistachios.

Pistacia vera Kerman fruits ripening

8 thoughts on “Eat– for Good Health

  1. Kathleen Rowland

    Here’s an interesting tip, Janessa from Yale University– Live longer by looking up instead of down. Not literally. The scientists are talking about optimistic people who live seven years longer than their pessimistic peers. Try refueling your optimism by taking a moment each night to mentally list something good that happened that day!

  2. Kathleen Rowland

    A fast negativity fix is taking ten deep breaths. The oxygen will send nutrient-rich blood to your brain. That fires up the production of serotonin, the happy hormone.

  3. Kathleen Rowland

    Pinky, coffee is good for us. Among the findings– women who drink three to four cups of coffee a day are nearly 30% less likely to develop diabetes than those who skip the brew. Researchers theorize that coffee’s unique blend of nutrients (magnesium, antioxidants, and phytoestrogens) help maintain blood sugar.

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