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Pistachios received a mention on Forbes.com (10 million UVMs) in the article titled “5 Top Food for Quick Weight Loss.”  Pistachios are highlighted as the perfect snack for the weight-conscious because they’re high in protein, fiber and healthy fats.  the article also calls out on a recent UCLA research study showing the positive BMI effect of pistachios vs. pretzels.  The UCLA study was funded by Paramount Farms.


Please find a summary and link below.



5 Top Foods For Quick Weight Loss


While there’s no such thing as the perfect diet, there are key foods that research has shown can help you lose weight. These foods work in different ways and for different reasons, but all have in common that people who eat them as part of a weight loss plan lose more weight faster than those who don’t. Here are 5 foods shown in recent studies to help the pounds come off more quickly. More foods to come as the studies come out.

1. Pistachios

These nuts are the perfect snack for the weight-conscious because they’re high in protein, fiber, and healthy fats. Don’t be fooled by the “fat” label, either; the fat in pistachios is unsaturated fat, the brain- and heart-healthy type.

Calorie counts are misleading too; not all calories are created equal.Researchers from the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition followed two groups of people on identical low-calorie diets for 12 weeks. One group ate 240 calories worth of pistachios as their afternoon snack,  the other ate 220 calories worth of pretzels. The BMI (body mass indexes) of the pistachio group showed more improvement, and their cholesterol and triglyceride levels dropped as well. While shelled pistachios are more convenient, the longer amount of time required to shell them yourself makes the snack more satisfying.


Link: http://www.forbes.com/sites/melaniehaiken/2013/05/02/5-top-foods-for-quick-weight-loss/