It's a big plus to add pistachios to a meal or have as part of a meal or as a snack. Hunger management is one a key reason:
Two Strategies for Weight Management and Pistachios
Long term success in weight management requires at least 2 strategies:
- Foods that keep you full
- Portion control
When we are able to stay fuller longer, we are less likely to seek out extra snacks that we don’t need. The healthy fats, protein, and fiber in pistachios work in combination as three food components that help slow digestion.
Another strategy often recommended to assist weight management is to slow down when eating. Pistachios are often sold in their shell, creating a built-in mechanism that forced you to slow down. Instead of popping a handful, you’re limited to cracking just one at a time. And with pistachios being the lowest calorie nut per serving, you’ll be happy to know that one serving is equal to 49 pistachios (as opposed to ~28 almonds).
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Here's a suggested lunch:
1⁄2 cup shelled pistachios
1 whole red pepper sliced
1⁄2 medium avocado