5 Perfect Pistachio Recipes

Find out 5 easy ways to incorporate this fat-burning ingredient into your meals.

5 Perfect Pistachio Recipes

You already know that nuts are a great protein-packed snack that can give you energy and make you feel full. But one particular nut, the pistachio, can help improve your overall health. Not only does pistachio fight inflammation and help lower cholesterol, new research shows that it may help take inches off of your waistline. Read on for five each ways to get more of this amazing little green nut into your diet.

Pistachio-Dusted Salmon

This entrée is made with salmon, an Oz-approved staple. With plenty of protein and a nice dose of omega-3 fatty acids, this meal is healthy and satisfying. Plus, the added veggies make for tons of flavor.

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Is This the Best Snack to Help You Maintain Your Weight Loss?

It could also help lower your heart rate and bad cholesterol.

Is trying to lose weight — and keep it off — driving you nuts? Well, maybe it should drive you to nuts. New findings published in the journal Nutrients highlight the power nuts may have on successful weight loss.

Nuts vs. Pretzels

UCLA researchers put 95 overweight or obese folks ages 30–68 on a diet that provided 500 calories less than needed to maintain their resting metabolic rate for 12 weeks, then maintenance for another 12. The diet included 1.5 ounces of mixed nuts for half the group and pretzels for the others (both "snacks" delivered the same amount of calories).

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